Founded in 1839 in Canton of Geneva, Patek Philippe is regarded as one of the oldest and most prestigious Swiss watch companies in the world. Worn by celebrities and royalty alike, Patek Philippe’s watches are some of the highest fetching watches at auctions houses, and wait time for popular models like the Nautilus can take years. The brand’s famous slogan from 1996 beautifully sums up why Patek Philippe watches are held in such high regard — "You never actually own a Patek Philippe. You merely look after it for the next generation." Patek Philippe is also one of the first companies to establish collaborations between watch brands and luxury brands. Tiffany & Co. began carrying Patek Philippe watches as early as 1851, and you can still find Tiffany & Co.-stamped Patek Philippe watch dials in circulation.