Replica Watches UK — Renowned historian and author Nicholas Foulkes has written the definitive history of Patek Philippe
Patek Philippe Replica Watches UK: The Authorized Biography draws on exclusive interviews with the Stern family, the company’s current owners, as well as with current and former employees. It also looks at hitherto unseen documents from the company’s archives, revealing for example the story of the unique Replica Watches UK bought by Queen Victoria for her husband Prince Albert. Nicholas Foulkes was also granted privileged access to interview the widow of Gerald Genta, the designer of the iconic Patek Philippe Nautilus model that celebrates its 40th anniversary this year.
The book spans over 175 years of history, from the time when the founder of Patek Philippe, Antoine Norbert de Patek was exiled to Geneva after the Polish uprising to the four generations of the Stern family who have turned the company into one of the best-known fine watchmaking brands.
“I am very pleased to see the history of my family’s company come to life in this excellent volume,” says Philippe Stern, Honorary President of Patek Philippe. “This is the first time that the Fake Patek Philippe archive has been accessed and brought to life in a factual and definitive work. Nicholas Foulkes has perfectly recreated the atmosphere and details of our 175-year journey.”
Collectors will be delighted that 40 pages of the 544 pages in this new book are devoted to a fake watch reference guide with picutre notes. The coffee-table book, measuring 289x305mm is published by Preface, part of Penguin Random House, and is initially available in English only, with further language versions planned from 2018. The book can be ordered now, priced at 220 Swiss francs, from the Patek Philippe Library.