This applies in particular to the following domains:
- Innovation: Intensification of applied research in horological technologies (as a complement to the research projects pursued by the Patek Philippe Chair at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne), specifically by establishing new test and homologation laboratories.
- Artisanal professions: Creation of a new "Rare Handcrafts" department that will accommodate some 40 internal and external artisans. The department will also include a training center dedicated to these rare artisanal skills that are extremely important to Patek Philippe.
- Service: Provision of manufacturing and warehousing resources for spare parts to consolidate repair activities with a special focus on the restoration of old timepieces.
- Training: Centralization in Geneva of training assets for watchmaking and repairs as well as sales and marketing for watchmakers, distributors, and retailers in Switzerland and abroad.
Since the manufacture consolidated all of its activities in Plan-les-Ouates in 1996, it has grown significantly. Soon thereafter, in 2003, it became necessary to relocate the exterior components department to Perly, a neighboring community of Plan-les-Ouates. The purchase of a plot of land in 2009 enlarged the Plan-les-Ouates site, making it possible to renovate and extend a building to accommodate the production of all movement parts.
The building will have Floor area 50,000 m2 on 4 stories plus the ground floor and top floor (restaurant) as well as 4 sub-levels, of which 2 for utilities and building services and 2 for parking.