As we enter the festive season, we at Prestons are looking forward to helping our clients and friends find the perfect gift. Here, we advise on selecting a Patek Philippe timepiece for your loved one, and recommend watches for ladies and gentlemen.
At Prestons, we are honoured to be able to advise many of our clients on finding the perfect gift for their loved ones. A Patek Philippe watch is an incredibly meaningful choice. These timepieces are designed to last a lifetime, become part of the recipient’s daily traditions, and go on to be passed down to the next generation. It is a gift your loved one will wear and treasure for decades.
Here, we have selected a few of the references we would recommend for a lady or a gentleman. However, the choice of a gift is always personal. It is so important to take into account the recipient’s lifestyle, their taste and preferences. If you would like further guidance, we would invite you to visit us in-store where one of our Patek Philippe specialists will be delighted to guide you through the collection.
A Gift for a Lady
When selecting a watch for a lady, it is always important to understand her personal style. Perhaps her favourite jewellery is all yellow gold, or perhaps she loves white metals. In either case, we would recommend considering whether she would prefer her watch to match or contrast with her jewellery.
If your intended recipient enjoys contemporary design and an active lifestyle, we would recommend the Patek Philippe Twenty~4. Whether you select the classic rectangular model on a manchette bracelet, or a mechanical model in a round case, this collection is exceptionally versatile. Aesthetically, it balances sporty with formal elements, feminine with androgynous style. These watches are designed to accompany the wearer from day to night, effortlessly transitioning between casual and formal. Offered in stainless steel or 18ct rose gold with a wide array of dial colours, there is a timepiece here to suit any taste.
Should you prefer a more traditional aesthetic, we would suggest the Patek Philippe Moon Phase Ref. 7121/200G. The moonphase is a truly beautiful complication, adding a touch of romance to the dial of any watch it graces. Crafted from 18ct white gold, this watch is an exceptional example. The bezel is set with a double row of 132 round brilliant cut diamonds, using the exclusive lacy Dentelle gemsetting technique, and contrasting with the deep blue sunburst dial. At 33mm in diameter, this delicate jewellery watch would be perfect for a lady who prefers formal, feminine design.
A Gift for a Gentleman
When considering a gift for a gentleman, it is useful to understand where he might wear it. If he is a businessman, then he might enjoy a timepiece he can wear to the office or away on business trips. If he is retired, he might prefer to wear his watch for social occasions and evening events.
For a watch to accompany your loved one on his travels, we would select the Patek Philippe Pilot Travel Time Ref. 5524G-001 or Ref. 5524R-001. Offered in 18ct white gold with a blue dial or 18ct rose gold with a brown dial, this 42mm diameter watch embodies contemporary aeronautical style. The exclusive ‘Travel Time’ system allows the wearer to track local and home time with ease, making this the ideal companion for the frequent traveller or the businessman who needs to track meeting times internationally.
If your intended recipient would prefer a more formal aesthetic, the Calatrava collection is the ideal place to look. Our choice would be the Patek Philippe Calatrava Ref. 6119G-001 or Ref. 6119R-001. Crafted from 18ct white gold with a charcoal grey dial or 18ct rose gold with a silvery grained dial, this watch is a quintessential example of a sophisticated round wristwatch. The bezel is embellished with a guilloché hobnail pattern, which has a long tradition within Patek Philippe’s collections. At 39mm in diameter, it has a restrained presence on the wrist, ideal for the gentleman who enjoys understated luxury.
Choosing the perfect Patek Philippe wristwatch for your loved one is such a personal journey. Here at Prestons, we are always excited when one of our clients visits us to seek out a gift. Our showroom teams will be delighted to help you select the perfect watch, and to help you arrange a suitable celebration upon collection of the timepiece.
If you would like to explore these references or the wider Patek Philippe collection, we invite you to contact Prestons Wilmslow by telephone, online contact form or by visiting us in-store. One of our Patek Philippe specialists will be on hand to guide you through any enquiry you may have.
Our showrooms in Wilmslow, Guildford, Norwich and Leeds are always here to help and continue to offer the advice and guidance that has been our hallmark since 1869.
Over the years, generations of families have become customers of Prestons, and many have gone on to become friends. Today, our teams look forward to welcoming you to our showrooms in Cheshire and Norfolk.
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