A brand new Patek Philippe store has been revealed outside of Geneva, Switzerland in Plan Les Ouates. Construction of this luxury building was planned in 2014. But it was just one year after presenting the plan that the building started, thus from 2015 to 2020 the construction phase took an average of 5 years.
Approximately 600 million US dollars, the cost of it is truly impressive. This architectural gem has lots of records broken with its spacious and luxurious design. Patek Philippe’s so excited about this opening that it also reveals another timepiece. This is a limited edition stainless steel wrist watch packed with opulence with an asking price of $28,350.
10-floor Patek Philippe store has an extraordinary separation of floors- while four of the ground floors are below the surface, the rest six are visible above the ground. Frisk de Marignac Pidoux (Geneva) is the author of this impressive design. Now Patek Philippe’s all creations can be found combined in 1 luxurious building in Geneva. Not only the ateliers will be a part of the building, but also the certification process of manually made chronoragraphs will take place under one roof.
Here you can inspect how modern machines work assistance with people. The routine includes cutting, milling and many more practices. Occupying the territory of 133,650 square meters, here you can find some impressive refreshments of antique details of luxury. The territory couldn’t skip including customer service in this broad area.
What is there for the Guests of 10-floor Patek Philippe Store in Geneva?
You can have your place at the auditorium which can welcome 299 people at once. The 3rd floor is dedicated to Research Department were also the design pieces are shown. It’s not just the legacy of the brand that is revealed so closely to anyone’s eyes. For 880 people restaurant at the of it top awaits. Here you can find the VIP lounges too, which are 4 in count. With its gargantuan size, it perfectly fits the standards of “Haute Performance Energetique”, as well as the energy laws in the Geneva region.
The original skull of the building emerges from 1996. What the brand set for was the aim to make it even bigger by accommodating with such amenities as a modern high-tech construction would include. An impressive number is the building volume of the 10-floor Patek Philippe store. Combined, it equals to 7 Airbus planes – and not the smallests in size, but the legendary A380s. When it comes to the basement, architects compare it with 90 Olympic swimming pools. Concrete and steel skull has a capacity to room 2 Eiffel Towers. If this is not one of the largest constructions by a brand, then what else is this? Interiors and equipment have 100 million cost. The rest of its value is the construction.
When asked about the purpose of having such a big 10-floor Patek Philippe facility, the reply was “to focus not only on the production numbers, but also to concentrate on the space for growth and training”. All around the globe the brand produces 62,000 pieces of wrist watch in an annual rate. And the components coming with each of the timepieces reach from hundreds to thousands. Grand complications of the brand are perfect examples.
The Celebration with a New Reference 6007 Calatrava Watch
Stainless steel is the material of the new wristwatch by Patek Philippe. this piece of course is going to be one of the top creations of the brand, how’s it rarely makes stainless steel wearables. Reference 6007 Calatrava is in 40mm. The limited edition luxury watch will only have 1000 examples available in the market. Carbon design texture is revealed along with the dark blue dial. Triangular marks and railway track are the distinguishing styles. White stitching is found at the calfskin strap, which makes it a fitting choice with the sky blue dial.
Transparent case back of sapphire lets you see the self-wound caliber 324 S C. Calatrava cross is the signature icon on the 6007 Reference. There you can find a quote “New Manufacture 2019”. It is in 2019, when first departments made their roofs below the opulent 10-floor Patek Philippe store.