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Officine Panerai gears up to watchmaking sessions

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Officine Panerai will present two days of watchmaking sessions as part of the London Design Festival 2013.

The Design of Time watchmaking sessions will take place on September 14 and 15, 2013 in the Art Studio of the Sackler Centre Victoria & Albert Museum. There will be five sessions in total and they will each be 45 minutes long and led by two of Panerai’s top horologists from the manufacture in Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

Those attending can expect to learn about the design of Panerai’s mechanical movements, as well as the foundations and history of the brand.

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Booking is required for all watchmaking sessions and tickets can be secured by contacting the V&A booking office on 0207 907 7073 or visiting the website: vam.ac.uk/.

The London Design Festival runs from September 14 to 22 and will involve more than 250 partners and over 300 events celebrating the very best in design.

Officine Panerai is also reinforcing its affiliation with quality design as the headline supporter of the 2013 London Design Medal, which will be awarded on September 18.

The London Design Medal is part of the London Design Festival and is now in its seventh year. With Panerai lined up as official supporter, this year the medal will be renamed – the Panerai London Design Medal – and will be awarded to an individual who has distinguished themselves within the industry while also demonstrating consistent design excellence over a number of years. Previous winners, who have made an immense contribution to the design world and London, include Zaha Hadid, Marc Newson, Paul Smith and Thomas Heatherwick.

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