A selection of grand complications, artisanal wrist and pocket watches, as well as dome and table clocks for buyers in this region
From today till 13 October, you can visit the Patek Philippe Watch Art Grand Exhibition at the Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands. Singapore is the fifth edition after Dubai, Munich, London and New York to stage this heritage exhibition showcasing the complete history of Patek Philippe.
Spread over 10 rooms, highlights include antique and vintage pieces from the Patek Philippe Museum in Geneva, some of which pre-date even Patek Philippe. You can also expect to see the complete current collection.
Grand complications, such as minute repeaters, tourbillons and perpetual calendars, are displayed in a special room.
Special editions made for the Southeast Asian market take pride of place in the final room themed Singapore 200th Anniversary Room. Spot the three dome clocks made in 2015 for our SG50 celebrations which raised over S$5 million for local charities.
But that’s not all that’s unique about the Singapore edition of this exhibition. Patek Philippe does us one better. The manufacture unveiled a stellar collection of Southeast Asia exclusive grand complications, special editions and beautiful rare handcrafts.
First up, three grand complication watches including the Minute Repeater Tourbillon Ref. 5303, World Time Minute Repeater Ref. 5531, and World Time Chronograph Ref. 5930.
There is also a pair of his-and-hers Aquanauts, along with a very chic all-blue ladies Calatrava Pilot Travel Time Ref. 7234.
For the Metiers D’Art aficionado, Patek Philippe has prepared 10 pocket watches (as shown below) decorated in traditional craft, such as miniature painting, wood marquetry, hand engraving, Champlevé enamel, guilloché, grisaille enamel, and cloisonné enamel.
These techniques also extend to several wristwatches depicting everything from dragons and phoenixes, to orchids and all manner of flora and fauna.
Dome and Table Clocks
The creative artistry continues with Patek Philippe’s famous dome and table clocks. There are three dome clocks inspired by the art of batik painting and seven table clocks depicting a map of six Southeast Asian cities: Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Jakarta, Manila and Hanoi.
All of these watches and more are now on display at the Patek Philippe Watch Art Grand Exhibition at the Sands Theatre of the Marina Bay Sands.
Entry is free but this is a ticketed event. Book your tickets here.