An exclusive interview with Philippe Stern


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September 2019

An exclusive interview with Philippe Stern

Europa Star was granted the rare privilege of being able to discuss with Philippe Stern himself. Although in 2009 he moved aside to allow his son, Thierry Stern, to take over the day-to-day responsibility of running Patek Philippe, he agreed to talk to us about the vitally important concept of heritage for the company.


ou could say that the concept of heritage is baked into Patek Philippe. The company’s famous slogan, “You never actually own a Patek Philippe. You merely look after it for the next generation”, is more than just an advertising tagline, albeit a particularly well-known one.

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