Firmly independent, the family-run Patek Philippe has been a leader in the watchmaking industry since its inception in 1839. With its expertly crafted timepieces, obsessive attention to detail and laser focus on its history, the company makes what many regard today as the finest watch in the world.
Thierry Stern, Patek’s president, shared with WWD his family’s commitment to remaining a private company, how the brand learned to listen to women and why the adage “less is more,” turns out to be true — at least in Patek’s case.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"