de Boulle Catalog

gest standing, trusted partners. We think the Houston mar ket has tremendous potential and we are confident that the de Boulle family will represent us in the highest manner.” As part of the consummate service that will be provided, sales associates will undergo extensive training by Patek Philippe to ensure their knowledge of the company’s history, values and product. The Patek Philippe Showroom at the River Oaks District will feature one of four Calatrava wristwatches with wood mar quetry dials. The decoration of these limited edition wrist watches was inspired by old postcards of Lake Geneva with its traditional barques. Each dial required up to 166 pieces of wood and 45 incrustations of 15 to 30 different species of wood, each of which was cut to shape, and assembled on a plate of solid gold. In addition, the showroom will showcase a rare enamel handcraft of ultimate luxury- the Patek Philippe Dome Clock depicting mallard ducks. Exquisitely made with passion and perfection, the pieces are built with superb move ments and hand-enameled individually. Patek Philippe was founded in 1839 by Antoine Norbert de Patek and Jean-Adrien Philippe (1845) and quickly became the standard for fine watch making around the world. In 1932 the Stern family who manufactured the dials for Patek Philippe, officially purchased the company. Thierry Stern leads the company today, representing a fourth generation of ownership and management.

This page from from top to left: Patek Philippe, 18K white gold 38.6MM Lakeside Scene 5089G-019 Calatrava on alligator strap. Patek Philippe Dome Clock depicting mallard ducks. Patek Philippe Showroom cases.


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