Cutler Altier, President and CEO
Cutler and his brother William Altier are the third-generation owners of Altier Jewelers, Boca Raton’s first-ever jewelry store that was started by their grandparents in 1960. Last year, they welcomed Cutler’s son, Tristan , in the business as the fourth generation. Altier Jewelers offers quality jewelry and watch repairs, major diamond sales, name brand jewelry such as Gucci, Roberto Coin and many more. They are also authorized dealers of Cartier and Patek Philippe watches.
Q: What makes a Patek Philippe so special?
A: They are historically known for their innovation, with their specialties in high complications such as minute repeaters, tourbillons, perpetual calendars and more recently, the Nautilus and Aquanaut line. As their tagline states, “you never actually own a Patek Philippe”. You just take care of it for the next generation. This is certainly true as we were honored to have the opportunity to meet the needs of a multi-generational clientele.
Q: How much do these watches cost?
A: Patek Philippe prices start in the $20,000 range, although the base collection ranges from $50,000 to $250,000. Their most notable grand complications reach the $2 million mark. Patek’s Nautilus made headlines in 2021 with two specific pieces auctioned off. One retailed for $34,000 that sold for $500,000 and another piece that retails for $54,000 sold for $6.5 million. These auction results testify to the real covetousness of the watch brand Patek Philippe.
Q: How can someone access these limited Patek Philippe pieces?
A: It’s a relationship-driven brand and it takes loyalty with an authorized Patek Philippe retailer and a lot of patience to be considered for these special awards. We have an incredible Patek customer base that we have been fortunate enough to reward with many of the most sought after and incredibly rare pieces produced by Patek Philippe.
This sponsored content is from the February 2022 issue of boca magazine. To learn more about this year’s special Ask the Experts section, click here.