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What are the features of Patek Philippe watches?

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Features of the Patek Philippe Calatrava 5116 include an authentic enamel dial, a hand-stitched alligator strap, a hobnail-patterned bezel, water resistance up to 30 meters and a seconds subdial. Features vary depending on the model.

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Patek Philippe created several widely used watch features, such as the perpetual calendar, the split-second hand and the chronograph. Most of its watches use either automatic or manual mechanical movements.

Patek Philippe is a Swiss company that was founded in 1852 when Antoni Patek and Adrien Philippe partnered together. The company makes ultra-luxury watches, and as of March 2015, it is considered one of the most prestigious mainstream watch brands in the world. Several Patek Philippe watches have set the record for the most expensive watches sold at an auction. It manufactures its own watch components, and in 1989, it created the Calibre 89, which is considered one of the most complicated watches ever created.

A full list of Patek Philippe watches, including features and instructions for each, is available on the company's website. From the home page, a user can place the cursor over Collections. On the drop-down menu that appears, there are several categories to choose from, including Men's' Watches, Ladies' Watches and All Models.

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