PATEK PHILIPPE LAUNCHES WATCH ART GRAND EXHIBITION SINGAPORE 2019
THE CONTEMPORARY COLLECTION
As heir to Geneva’s great watchmaking tradition, Patek Philippe perpetuates all the skills that have long played a role in the decoration of timepieces. Every year, the manufacturer presents a range of creations produced as one of a kind or as limited editions, reflecting extremely diverse sources of inspiration. With pieces comprising wristwatches, pocket watches and dome table clocks, the Patek Philippe contemporary collection shines the spotlight on a wide variety of rare decorative handcrafts.
Patek Philippe is pleased to announce a collaboration with the National Museum of Singapore, an institution of the National Heritage Board, Singapore, as a joint effort in the preservation of the arts and heritage. The Watch Art Grand Exhibition Singapore 2019, had taken place from 28th September to 13th October at the Marina Bay Sands Theatre showcasing itself as the largest Grand Exhibition to date.
The Exhibition showcased Patek Philippe’s tradition of high-precision watch manufacturing, whilst celebrating its heritage in the domain of Haute Horlogerie. Visitors had the opportunity to discover the art and delicate craft behind timepieces inspired by the natural and cultural landscape of Singapore and Southeast Asia.
“The Exhibition showcased Patek Philippe’s tradition of high-precision watch manufacturing, whilst celebrating its heritage in the domain of Haute Horlogerie.”
In celebration of the Watch Art Grand Exhibition, Patek Philippe retailed for a nominal fee, a limited-edition commemorative catalogue that highlights the hundreds of historical timepieces, current collection (including 2019 new models), Rare Handcrafts, and Grand Complications that were showcased during the exhibition. 100 percent of the proceeds from the sales of the catalogue were donated to the National Museum of Singapore in support of the preservation of arts and heritage, reinforcing and entrenching a strong message about Patek Philippe’s values in continuation of the brand’s efforts to contribute to the arts and heritage in the country.
ABOUT PATEK PHILIPPE
FOR 180 YEARS WITHOUT INTERRUPTION, PATEK PHILIPPE HAS BEEN PERPETUATING THE TRADITION OF GENEVAN WATCHMAKING. AS THE LAST FAMILY-OWNED INDEPENDENT WATCH MANUFACTURER IN GENEVA, IT ENJOYS TOTAL CREATIVE FREEDOM TO ENTIRELY DESIGN, PRODUCE AND ASSEMBLE WHAT EXPERTS AGREE TO BE THE FINEST TIMEPIECES IN THE WORLD – FOLLOWING THE VISION OF ITS FOUNDERS ANTOINE NORBERT DE PATEK (1839) AND ADRIEN PHILIPPE (1845). THANKS TO ITS EXCEPTIONAL KNOW-HOW, PATEK PHILIPPE MAINTAINS A TRADITION OF INNOVATION HAILED BY AN IMPRESSIVE REPERTOIRE OF MORE THAN 100 PATENTS. IN THE HANDS OF THE STERN FAMILY SINCE 1932, PATEK PHILIPPE REMAINS AT THE LEADING EDGE OF WATCHMAKING TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH INTO MATERIAL SCIENCES, THUS CONTRIBUTING TO THE CONTINUAL IMPROVEMENT OF THE LONG-TERM QUALITY AND RELIABILITY OF ITS TIMEPIECES.