Discover The World of Patek Philippe In The 2019 Watch Art Grand Exhibition
The Patek Philippe brand is synonymous with the finest quality in the horological world. As the last independent and family-owned watchmaking company from Geneva, Patek Philippe is able to successfully maintain the culture of innovation and excellence that they have fostered since being founded in 1839. Beyond that, the manufacture has also played a significant role in the development of timepieces and has seen it evolve from pocket to wristwatches. It’s this rich history that enables the company to showcase their expertise through a grand exhibition.
Through the Watch Art Grand Exhibition, Patek Philippe allows those interested a peek into their intricate world of watchmaking. The event has been held in iconic cities such as Dubai, Munich, and London. Now, on its fifth year, it finds itself in Singapore—timely, as it coincides with the country’s Bicentennial Celebration. Honourary President Philippe Stern and President Thierry Stern believe that the venue of choice also shows the importance of Southeast Asia to the brand and find it fitting that this year’s exhibition will be the biggest one yet.
Happening at the Marina Bay Sands Theatre, the Watch Art Grand Exhibition is the venue’s first event of this nature. The large space will be repurposed to make one feel as though they’ve been transported to the salons on Rue du Rhône in Geneva, the manufacture in Plan-les-Ouates, and the Patek Philippe Museum itself. It will be divided into 10 distinct rooms to showcase the many aspects of the Patek Philippe universe.
Apart from a display of the brand’s complete current collection, a selection of complicated watches will also be available for viewing to showcase their wide range of movements. Watchmakers and artisans will also be demonstrating their skills live on-site to show guests the delicacy and finesse the craft requires in creating their timepieces.
One can expect select exhibitions from the Patek Philippe museum to be included in the event, which will also be divided into two sections (the Antique Collection and the Patek Philippe Collection) to mirror that of the museum’s. Here visitors can see rare pieces that date all the way back to the mid-16th century and even ones that were owned by members of royalty.
To further express appreciation for their host country, a special room dedicated to Singapore’s 200th Anniversary will showcase select timepieces and events from the Patek Philippe timeline next to key milestone’s in Singapore’s history. Limited special edition pieces that were created specially for the Southeast Asian market will also be on display in a separate room. A screening of the historic Patek Philippe film will then be available for those who wish to see it and once guests have finished the tour, they may rest at the Patek Philippe café and reflect on the world they’ve just witnessed.
Horological professionals and enthusiasts alike are all welcome as entrance to the event is free. While unique, this opportunity is meant to educate and promote appreciation amongst those who would like to know more about what goes into creating complicated watches. At the same time, it showcases the significant role that Patek Philippe continues to play in this field.
The Watch Art Grand Exhibition will be held at the Marina Bay Sands Theatre in Singapore from 28 September through 13 October 2019. Admission is free. Visit patek.com/watchart2019 to book your tickets.