High Desire: 11 Hard-to-Find Pieces from Patek Philippe


Patek Philippe is one of the world's greatest watchmakers. It's responsible for countless horological innovations, for creating some of the most incredible timepieces and for making some of the world's most desirable watches. Names uttered like Nautilus, Aquanaut, Calatrava and Grand Complications reverberate through time, with Patek being the namesake behind these iconic models. We've worked our way through eBay's countless pages to find 11 of the most sought after modern Patek Philippe models. Enjoy!


Patek Philippe 5711 Nautilus

Anyone even slightly connected to the world of watches will more likely than not realise the worldwide craze that the Patek Philippe Nautilus has had. And with the 5711 Nautilus basically driving the high horology stainless steel watch market, I thought it prudent to show you this incredible example. Brand new, with box and papers, too!


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Patek Philippe 5212A Calatrava Weekly Calendar

Quickly becoming a crowd favourite, the Patek Philippe 5212A Calatrava Weekly Calendar is the perfect combination of classicism, functionality and style.


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Patek Philippe 5976/1G Nautilus Chronograph

Built to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Nautilus alongside the 5711/1P, the Patek Philippe 5976/1G Nautilus Chronograph is an ode to the illustrious and storied history of the Nautilus.


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Patek Philippe 5270G Perpetual Calendar Chronograph

Patek Philippe's illustrious Grand Complications encompass some of the most incredible movements, the most beautiful designs and the highest price tags. Case in point is the Patek Philippe 5270G Perpetual Calendar Chronograph. Just supreme.


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Patek Philippe 5712 Nautilus

My favourite Nautilus and one of my all-time favourite watches, the Patek Philippe 5712 Nautilus combines all of the attributes that I love from Patek in a package that is the epitome of duality. Dress it up or down and the 5712 will rock your socks off time and time again.


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Patek Philippe 5905P Annual Calendar Chronograph

Another one of my all-time favourites is the Patek Philippe 5905P Annual Calendar Chronograph. The combination of an annual calendar and a flyback chronograph gives the 5905P elements of functionality whilst still presenting itself as a classical haute horlogerie timepiece. The 5905 is magnificent in any of its iterations but this platinum version is just a step above.


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Patek Philippe 5719/10R Nautilus

Rarer than rare. Here is the Patek Philippe 5719/10R Nautilus. It features 258 factory-set diamonds encrusted on its rose gold case and matching bracelet. Just wow...


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Patek Philippe 5650G Aquanaut Advanced Research

Also known as 'The Terminator', the Patek Philippe 5650G Aquanaut Advanced Research has quickly yet quietly risen to the top of many people's wish-list. One of my personal grails, the Patek Philippe 5650G Aquanaut Advanced Research is the perfectly balanced of horological innovation, pioneering engineering and modern architecture. Love it!


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Patek Philippe 5204/1R Split-Seconds Chronograph Perpetual Calendar

The Patek Philippe 5204/1R Split-Seconds Chronograph Perpetual Calendar is one of those apex watches. Top of the food chain, the be-all-and-end-all. Not much else can compare or compete.


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Patek Philippe 7118 Nautilus 'Tiffany'

For the female collector we have the Patek Philippe 7118 Nautilus 'Tiffany'. Clad in rose gold and featuring a golden brown opaline dial co-signed by Tiffany & Co., the Patek Philippe 7118 Nautilus 'Tiffany' is stunning from any angle. (Please note the image used is not of the Tiffany & Co. signed model)


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Patek Philippe 5168G Aquanaut

You need to see this in the metal to fully appreciate it. From the vertically brushed white gold case to the way the blue dial shimmers and glistens in the light, the Patek Philippe 5168G Aquanaut is a beautiful piece through and through.


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