The Patek, Czapek & Cie. watch brand was born when two Polish émigrés, Antoine Patek and François Czapek, joined forces in Geneva. In 1845, at the end of their partnership, François Czapek created Czapek & Cie and achieved considerable success. He became the official watchmaker of Napoleon III and opened what was most likely the first watchmaking boutique on Place Vendôme in Paris. On 10th November 2015 the Czapek name and brand were revived in a new company in true 21st century style: the three initial entrepreneurs have now become 200 watch-loving shareholders supporting the company and turning its revival into a remarkable (ad)venture.


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The first model features an unique design with two sub-dials in the bottom half of the dial, recalling an original Czapek & Cie. pocket watch from 1850. It is fitted with a proprietary movement developed with Chronode and in 2016 it won the Public Prize of the GPHG. The second collection, a tourbillon with a GMT function, was launched in 2017. The first chronograph was unveiled in 2018, while 2020 saw the birth of the Antarctique line, powered by Czapek's first in-house movement. The company has its headquarters and a boutique in Geneva.

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