Patek Philippe Watches That You Might Be Able To Afford

Patek Philippe Watches That You Might Be Able To Afford

Patek Philippe was founded in 1839 by Antoni Patek and Adrien Philippe. Since 1932, it has been under the ownership of the Stern family. This Swiss luxury watchmaking powerhouse has made some of the best timepieces out there. It has gained a lot of fans on the way, including the famous and powerful. Patek Philipe watches is the choice for some high reigning monarchs, for example, the Danish, British, and the Italian head of states. More than 180 years since its establishment, Patek Philippe is still one of the most popular luxury watchmakers out there. It is part of the 'Holy Trinity' of watchmaking. 

As you can imagine, with such prestige and history, Patek Philippe watches are not cheap. But do not worry, as today we will be looking at some Patek Philippe watches that you might actually be able to afford.  



Patek Philippe Calatrava


If you are in search of a Patek Philippe watch with the pure essence of everything Patek Philippe is about, then look no further than the Patek Philippe Calatrava. This timepiece has been a fan favorite since its release in 1932. Patek Philippe Calatrava has had upgrades since the 30s. There have been many variations in calibers, watch materials, strap designs, and chronographs.

Due to its long history, many Patek Philippe Calatrava watches are available on the market. Below we have mentioned some of the cheapest Calatrava watches. 

From $18,000 - $25,000:

Here we have the Patek Philippe Calatrava ref. 5196J and the Patek Philippe Calatrava ref. 5196R. If you are in search of round wristwatches, then you should definitely consider them.


From $25,000 - $30,000:

If you can spend a little more, we have the Patek Philippe Calatrava ref. 4897G-010, Patek Philippe Calatrava ref. 4897R-010, and the Patek Philippe Calatrava ref. 7200R-001. They all come in the price range of $25,000 to $30,000 and are some good-looking watches. If you have got the money, then consider these watches.


$30,000+ :

If you can afford to go above the $30,000 range, then we have the Patek Philippe Calatrava ref. 5227G-010, and the Patek Philippe Calatrava ref. 4897/300G-001. These are not only some great-looking models but can also serve as great investments.

Patek Philippe Complications


Moving on from the Calatrava, we have the Patek Philippe Complications collection. Again, just like the Calatrava, the complications collection has also evolved since the 1800s. Patek Philippe was one of the first luxury watchmakers to introduce the perpetual calendar and the stunning moon-phase dial designs with their watches. 

Due to the complexity of these watches, their collection was given the name 'Complications'. To this day, the complications is an integral part of the Patek Philippe collections. Due to their complexity, these watches are slightly more expensive than the Calatrava watches. 


From $30,000 - $36,000:

Around $30,000 to $36,000, you can find the Patek Philippe Complication ref. 5212A-001 and the Patek Philippe Complication ref. 7121J-001. These both are great entry-level Patek Philippe Complication watches.


From $36,000 - $48,000:

In this range, we have the Patek Philippe Complication ref. 5230G-001, the Patek Philippe Complication ref. 5146J-010, and the Patek Philippe Complication ref. 5146R-001. Again, these are some excellent Complication watches to pick from.



Patek Philippe Nautilus


Moving on, we have the Patek Philippe Nautilus collection. Launched in 1976, the Nautilus is a stylish sports watch collection that has brought sophistication and the classic styling of the brand to the 'more active' customers. Although the Nautilus was initially designed in stainless steel, it can be now found in white, rose, and different two-tone gold combinations.

To this day, the Nautilus keeps the style and durability it is known for. The Nautilus has had a lot of variations over the year. Below we have mentioned some affordable ones.

Under 25,000:

In this price range, we have the Patek Philippe Nautilus ref. 7118/1A-001, the Patek Philippe Nautilus ref. 7118/1A-010, the Patek Philippe ref. 7118/1A-011. 

Around $25,000:

Around $25,000, we have the Patek Philippe Nautilus ref. 7010R-011, Patek Philippe Nautilus ref. 7010R-012. Just by spending a little more money, you can get the Patek Philippe Nautilus ref. 7118/1200A-001, Patek Philippe Nautilus ref. 7118/1200A-010, and Patek Philippe Nautilus ref. 7118/1200A-011, just around $26,000.



Patek Philippe Aquanaut


In 1997, with the launch of the Patek Philippe Aquanaut collection, a new wave of Patek Philippe fans was born. With the Aquanaut, Patek Philippe launched its first modern sports watch. 

Below we have mentioned an affordable Patek Philippe Aquanaut.


The Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5167A:

The Patek Philippe Aquanaut ref. 5167A is believed to be the most affordable Patek Philippe watch on the market. It will cost you around $20,000. It's an Aquanaut! Unbelievable, right?



Conclusion:

To conclude, Patek Philippe watch prices continue to rise due to slow production due to COVID-19. While we have mentioned some affordable models, these are not necessarily affordable for everyone, and you can expect the watch prices to go up even further. Nevertheless, if you want to find some affordable Patek Philippe models in the future, look out for some older models as the older you go, the more affordable the prices.