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'The D.N.A. Comes In'

Mar 18, 2016 - The New York Times

PLAN-LES-OUATES, Switzerland -- Thierry and Sandrine Stern have a big year ahead. The couple -- president and head of creation, respectively, at Patek Philippe -- may have celebrated the watchmaker's 175th anniversary two years ago, but 2016 looks set to be another landmark.

It's the 40th anniversary of its sporty Nautilus, among the house's more sought-after designs, and the 20th of its now-patented annual calendar mechanism. It's also the 20th anniversary of its much-lauded tagline: ''Yo...