The name Patek Philippe will be familiar to anyone passionate about fine timepieces. Beloved of such discerning clients as Pope Pius IX, Queen Victoria, and Albert Einstein, Patek Philippe's prestigious luxury watches are renowned for their complexity and elegance.

Patek Philippe's history goes back almost two centuries, to 1839 in Geneva, Switzerland. There, Antoni Patek began to craft the watches that would make him a legend. In 1845, Patek and the inventor of the keyless winding mechanism for watches, Adrien Philippe, joined together to create Patek Philippe.

Patek Philippe watches feature signature designs that fuse complex internal mechanics with classic style. These timepieces have impressed royalty and industry experts alike since almost the moment of the Patek Philippe alliance. Patek Philippe became Tiffany & Co.'s main supplier for pocket watches in 1846.

Patek Philippe continues to be a sought-after brand of fine watches to this day. Celebrities such as Brad Pitt, Robert Downey, Jr., John Mayer, Kevin Hart, and Eric Clapton all own Patek Philippe watches.

Patek Philippe's collection offers only the best watches for men and for women. Though wristwatches have become the standard personal timepiece, Patek Philippe still makes fine pocket watches for those extra-special occasions. And while Patek Philippe honors tradition with classic styling, the company also looks to the future with new offerings. Connoisseurs of luxury watches will delight in Patek Philippe's new perpetual calendar as well as a 20th anniversary edition of a best-selling classic.

Black Patek Men's Watch

Patek Philippe's timepieces delight the senses, whether they're set in white, yellow, or rose gold, platinum, or stainless steel. They also offer multiple styles of movements, such as manual winding, self-winding, and quartz.

TIVOL's Patek Philippe luxury timepiece collection is full of wonders. For example, the Chronograph is elegance embodied, precise and sleek. Masculine and old-fashioned but with a modern twist, the Grand Complications in yellow gold makes a bold statement about keeping with tradition while looking forward; the same watch in platinum features a sky chart with the phases and orbit of the moon. Its face displays the portion of the Milky Way visible from Geneva.

For those who would like to look at a bit more of this world instead of beyond it, the Calatrava in white gold is almost nautical in appearance, simple and clean like the lines of a Narrasketuck. The same watch for women, in rose gold, is an understated fantasy of cream, white, and delicate pink. For ladies who want something that will go with anything, the Gondolo in white gold is the perfect accessory for that little black dress or to keep you on time for a luncheon with friends.

Moonphase Patek Men's Timepiece

Patek Philippe is the last family-owned independent watchmaker in Geneva. For over 175 years Patek Philippe has set the standard of what it means to be a fine watchmaker, at home and abroad. The current additions to the company's line are just as fantastic as the designs that delighted Queen Victoria, but with modern flair. For anyone looking for fine watches in Kansas City, look no further than Patek Philippe. If you'd like to explore the line, please come in to TIVOL, where we proudly carry only the finest of Patek Philippe's offerings.

To see a beautiful assortment of fine Patek Philippe watches and other jewelry items in Kansas City, come visit TIVOL in the Country Club Plaza and in Overland Park at Hawthorne Plaza.