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Watch Art Grand Exhibition in London / 2015

Resounding Success for the

Patek Philippe Watch Art Grand Exhibition London 2015

The Patek Philippe Watch Art Grand Exhibition London 2015 was a resounding success. Open to the public from May 27 until June 7, 2015 at the Saatchi Gallery, the event attracted more than 42,500 visitors over the course of 12 days. It was a great opportunity for the public to learn more about the history of watchmaking and the world of Patek Philippe. Watch enthusiasts were able to deepen their knowledge of fine horology and the general public had the opportunity to ignite their passion for watchmaking and artisanship by completely immersing themselves in the world of the last independent Geneva watch manufacturer.

Visitors had access to over 400 exceptional timepieces, including more than 100 historical watches from the Patek Philippe Museum collection, and the Grandmaster Chime Ref. 5175, the most complicated wristwatch ever created by Patek Philippe, to celebrate the company's 175th anniversary in 2014. To mark the event, a special limited edition series of watches for men and ladies were produced, based on the very British concept of an officer’s style case: a simple Calatrava and models with complications including a perpetual calendar and minute repeaters.

"This is the biggest exhibition we ever held, and we knew from the beginning we wanted to host it in London", said Thierry Stern, President of Patek Philippe. "We had 21 rooms dedicated to watchmaking with its many skills, showing watchmakers at work and revealing what is inside the movement. This is clearly the benchmark for the global watch industry".

The Patek Philippe Watch Art Grand Exhibition London 2015

Making of the Patek Philippe Watch Art Grand Exhibition London 2015

Patek Philippe Watch Art Grand Exhibition

London, May 27th – June 7th

In the first week, over 25,000 people visit the Patek Philippe Watch Art Grand Exhibition.

The Patek Philippe Watch Art Grand Exhibition London has been extremely well received so far. The event which has been open to the public since Wednesday 27th May, has attracted well over 25,000 people in only 7 days. The general public is fascinated by the world of Patek Philippe and is delighted to completely immerse themselves in the world of the last independent Swiss watch manufacture and to have the opportunity to learn about the craftsmanship and artisanship which goes into producing the timepieces which have been created by the company over so many years.

Due to popular demand we will be extended the opening hours of the exhibition this weekend:

Saturday 6th June: 09:00 to 20:00 – last admission at 19:00

Sunday 7th June: 09:00 to 16:00 - last admission at 15:30

Patek Philippe Watch Art Grand Exhibition

London, May 27th – June 7th

Thierry Stern, President of Patek Philippe and Mark Hearn, Managing Director of Patek Philippe UK, talk about the Watch Art Grand Exhibition taking place at the Saatchi Gallery.

The largest ever Patek Philippe exhibition presenting 400 exhibits throughout 21 themed rooms.

This unique exhibition offers a rare insider’s perspective into the art of watchmaking within a family company.

Thierry Stern, President of Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe brings its Royal Collection to the

Patek Philippe Watch Art Grand Exhibition London 2015

The Royal Collection, which will be showcased in a dedicated room recreating the Great Exhibition in the Crystal Palace at Hyde Park in 1851, will present more than 15 Royal timepieces from the Patek Philippe Museum in Geneva and one on loan, and will be presented for the first time in London for this special event.

The highlights of this room will be the open-face, key winding and hand-setting pendant watch which belonged to Queen Victoria (Queen of Great Britain and Ireland 1837-1901). Made in yellow gold with enamelling and rose-cut diamonds in the case, this watch will be presented alongside two other watches. The open faced, keyless-winding and setting, pendant watch – accompanied with its matching brooch – which is said to have belonged to Queen Victoria, and the Ref. 4975/1G which belongs to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (who has graciously given her permission for it to be exhibited at the Grand Exhibition).

The collection will also include the open face keyless-winding and setting pocket watch, manufactured in 1873, which belonged to Franz Joseph I, Emperor of Austria (1848-1916), King of Hungary (1867-1916) and the half-hunting case, keyless-winding pocket watch which belonged to Oscar II, King of Sweden (1872-1907) and King of Norway (1872-1905).

Patek Philippe brings historical timepieces to the

Patek Philippe Watch Art Grand Exhibition London 2015

Patek Philippe will bring more than 100 historical watches, which are part of the Patek Philippe Museum collection, to the Patek Philippe Watch Art Grand Exhibition London.

Visitors will be able to see for the first time in London iconic historical timepieces such as:

  • The Antoine Norbert de Patek’s watch (1)
  • The Patek Philippe Duke de Regla, a minute repeating pocket watch with Petite Sonnerie and Westminster Chime on five bells
  • The first Swiss wristwatch made by Patek Philippe in 1868, sold to a Countess of Hungary
  • The ca.1830 tableclock in the shape of a cage with five singing-birds and music

Patek Philippe hosts Educational and Family Days during the

Patek Philippe Watch Art Grand Exhibition London 2015

Patek Philippe plans special days for the public visiting the Patek Philippe Watch Art Grand Exhibition London.

During the Educational Day on Sunday 31st May the public will be able to explore the world of watchmaking by meeting representatives from the British School of Watchmaking. They will be showcasing watch parts and explaining specific components magnified on screens.

Sunday 7th June is the Grand Exhibition Family Day and many activities are planned. Families visiting the Grand Exhibition can have their photo taken at the end of their visit. There will be interactive learning prepared for visitors who want to enjoy learning with some good fun.

Patek Philippe starts the countdown for the

Patek Philippe Watch Art Grand Exhibition London 2015

Patek Philippe has started the countdown for the opening of the Watch Art Patek Philippe Grand Exhibition London which will take place from May 27th to June 7th this year at the Saatchi Gallery in London.

The exhibition will celebrate Patek Philippe’s tradition of high-precision watch manufacturing, an insight into the company’s 175 year history as well as its heritage in the domain of haute horlogerie. Visitors will have the opportunity to discover the world of the last privately family owned Geneva watch company from the inside.

The initial project was composed of 12 rooms distributed over two floors throughout the Gallery and now has evolved to more than 15 themed areas. Visitors will have access to over 400 exceptional timepieces in a space of 2,200 sq. meters.

Patek Philippe presents

Patek Philippe Watch Art Grand Exhibition London 2015

Patek Philippe is delighted to present the Patek Philippe Watch Art Grand Exhibition London 2015 project, which will take place from May 27 to June 7, 2015 at the Saatchi Gallery in London. The exhibition will celebrate Patek Philippe’s tradition of high-precision watch manufacturing, an insight into the company’s 175-year history as well as its heritage in the domain of haute horlogerie. Visitors will have the opportunity to discover the world of the last family owned Genevan watchmaking company from the inside.

Artisans working live and watchmaker demonstrations are some of the activities taking place during the event next year. There will be 12 rooms (including the Immersion room, the Film Theatre room, the Current Collection room, the Museum room, the Grand Complications Room, the 175th-Anniversary Collection Gallery room and the Rare Handcrafts Gallery room) throughout the entire Saatchi Gallery, and visitors will have access to over 400 exceptional pieces in a space of 2,200 square meters.

The Watch Art Grand Exhibition will bring to a close the Patek Philippe 175th-anniversary celebrations, which started on May 1st 2014. The event incorporates the commemorative timepieces which were presented in October last year to the world, and people will have the chance to experience great moments in the history of the company.

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