The Patek Philippe company stands
for quality and reliability. As an illustration,
each single automatic movement manufactured by the
company is put through approximately 600 hours of
quality control. The assembled watches are then
taken through severe testing and observation for 15
days to one month (depending on the type of movement)
before they are deemed ready for the customer.
Perhaps due to this concentrated attention on each
watch, only 30,000 watches are produced annually, in
small series ranging from a few to several hundred.