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".