Looking back, after Dubai in 2012, Munich in 2013, London in 2015, and New York in 2017, Patek Philippe has now picked Singapore as the venue for its new large-scale exhibition, an event with which it can showcase its expertise and creations.
Taking place during the Singapore Bicentennial year, the Grand Exhibition underlines the importance of Singapore and Southeast Asia for Patek Philippe. These markets are not only significant when it comes to the numbers of collectors and enthusiasts based in the region, but they also play a major role in building an appreciation for the work of fine mechanical watchmaking.
The watch exhibition itself, which runs from September 28 until October 13, 2019, is held at the Marina Bay Sands Theater and admission is free (visitors must first reserve their free tickets and access to the booking platform on www.patek.com).
Needless to say, the “Watch Art Grand Exhibition Singapore 2019” is also presenting a room dedicated explicitly to the city-state and its neighboring countries alongside a broad selection of historic timepieces from the Patek Philippe Museum in Geneva. For the latter, in ten theme rooms spanning 1800 m2, aficionados of superior watchmaking artistry and the public at large can immerse themselves into the world of Patek Philippe as if they were personally visiting the historic salons on Rue du Rhône in Geneva, the manufacture in Plan-les-Ouates, or the Patek Philippe Museum.
As for the former, on the other hand, on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of Singapore, Patek Philippe also salutes the city-state and its neighboring countries in Southeast Asia with a specially appointed exhibition complex. The Singapore 200th Anniversary Room houses selected timepieces alongside showcases of important events from Patek Philippe’s timeline set alongside key milestones in Singapore’s history stretching all the way back to the arrival of Sir Stamford Raffles.
For this glimpse into the history, culture, art, and natural surroundings of a region to which it is deeply committed, the manufacturer is introducing a selection of timepieces that in this breadth will be united in one place for probably the first and just as likely for the last time because it includes extraordinary exhibits on loan from museums and private collectors.
Ultimately, the exhibition coincides with the launch of several limited-edition watches and also presents a rich collection of Rare Handcrafts timepieces inspired by the cultural and artistic traditions of the countries in this region.
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