Patek Philippe will bring an extensive collection of timepieces to London from its Geneva museum for the brand’s Watch Art Patek Philippe Grand Exhibition later this month.
More than 100 watches that currently reside in the Patek Philippe Museum will feature in the exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery from May 27th until June 7th.
The collection will include Antoine Norbert de Patek’s watch; 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 (pictured), sold to a Countess of Hungary and a 1830 tableclock in the shape of a cage with five singing-birds and music.
The watches will feature in the Patek Philippe Museum Room, one of numerous themed rooms within the free exhibition, which has been created to share a knowledge of the expertise required to craft Patek Philippe watches.
The Patek Philippe Museum Room has been designed to reflect the look of the brand’s Geneva museum, divided into two sections.
In the first section there will be some of the greatest timepieces spanning the last five centuries, including 16th century earliest portable watches ever made. In the second section of this ‘Temple to Watchmaking’, historical Patek Philippe timepieces dating back to the beginning of the company will be on display.
The Exhibition will be open to the public, free of charge, from 9:00 to 19:00 weekdays and Saturdays, and from 10:00 to 16:00 on Sundays. No bookings or tickets are required.