Find the most suitable winders for your watch

Watch winders for
Patek Philippe Watches


Master of complications… Patek Philippe manufactures some of the most beautiful and technically challenging watches in the world.  We will help you in selecting a watch winder that is suitable for your Patek Philippe watch.  Things are actually made really quite simple as the majority of their current models fit within the standard winding specifications shared by the vast majority of all automatic watches winders on sale today.  If you want to learn some of the basics our guide to selecting a watch winder would be the perfect place to go.

The majority of Patek Philippe watches on sale today require 800 TPD and need to be wound counter clockwise, here are a few of the most popular Patek Philippe models and their winding specifications:

Model Reference TPD Direction
Annual Calendar 5205G 800 Counter Clockwise
Calatrava 6000G 800 Counter Clockwise
Nautilus 5711G 800 Counter Clockwise
Perpetual Calendar 5250 800 Counter Clockwise
World Time 5130G 800 Counter Clockwise
Minute Repeater 5079 800 Clockwise

Please do not be concerned if a watch winder has slightly more TPD than is suggested for your watch.  There is protection built into each automatic watch that protects them against over-winding… Once the watch is fully wound then any extra turns per day generated by your watch winder would simply not be counted.


Once the basics of TPD and direction of winding have been covered you can start to have fun finding the perfect winder for your watch.  We all like different things and as you were faced with many options when choosing your watch there are similarly many options when it comes to choosing your watch winder.  A Patek Philippe is a truly special watch and surely deserves a quality watch winder in which to reside when not being worn.

Here are a few suggestions of how your watch can be complemented by its winder:

A white Gold Nautilus with a Grey Dial and Black Strap could be matched perfectly with a SwissKubik MasterBox in Black Leather and Black stitching.  Add a Plexi Glass cover to give that added protection.

Imagine a Rose Gold Complication with a Brown Leather Strap sat in a Rapport Perpetua III in Walnut – The perfect companion.

A 5205 in white gold with a silver dial and black strap could be matched with the Rapport Perpetua III in Black Piano Wood – The perfect blend of traditional and contemporary.

A Brief History of Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe SA is located in the Canton of Geneva, Switzerland and is one of the oldest watchmakers in the world with an uninterrupted watchmaking history since 1839 when it was founded by Antoni Patek and Adrien Philippe.  Patek Philippe has been owned by the Stern family in Switzerland since 1932.

Patek Philippe is widely accepted as one of the most prestigious watchmakers in the world and is also known for making some of the worlds most complicated mechanical watches.

As of December 2019, 7 of the worlds top 10 most expensive watches sold at auction were Patek Philippe watches!

Some of the most notable Patrons and watch owners over the years include Queen Victoria, Queen Elizabeth II, Marie Curie, Albert Einstein, John F. Kennedy, Nelson Mandela, Pablo Picasso and Pyotr Tchaikovsky.

Not only does Patek Philippe manufacture watches they also manufacture their own movements and the components used within the movements.  Patek Philippe popularised complications such as perpetual calendar, split-seconds hand, chronograph and minute repeater in mechanical watches.  Patek Philippe has invented over 20 basic calibres and has received over 100 patents.  Here are a few Patek Philippe most notable contributions to the watchmaking world:

1868 - created the first Swiss wristwatch.

1889 - patented perpetual calendar mechanism for pocket watches.

1902 - patented double chronograph.

1923 - launched the world's first split-second chronograph wristwatch (No. 124 8244).

1925 - created the world's first perpetual calendar wristwatch (No. 97 975), with a compact movement for pendant watches created in 1898.

1933 - created the Henry Graves Supercomplication, the most complicated mechanical watch in the world (24 complications) until 1989.

1962 - a tourbillon movement achieves the world's still-unbeaten timekeeping precision record for mechanical watches at Geneva Observatory.

1989 - created the Calibre 89, the most complicated mechanical watch in the world (33 complications) until 2015.

1996 - patented annual calendar mechanism and introduced the first annual calendar model Ref. 5035.

2014 - created the Grandmaster Chime Ref. 5175, one of the world's most complicated wristwatches (20 complications).

A truly rich heritage manufacturing some of the world’s most magnificent timepieces.