‘Mastery of Time’ Watch exhibition to be unveiled in Paris

The ‘Mastery of Time’ Watch exhibition in Paris is to open next month beginning on September 10 and running up to the 18th. The exhibition is part of the Biennale des Antiquaires.

This special display is based on the book of the same name ‘The Mastery of Time’ by Dominique Flechon and will be the first time the Biennale has had a dedicated themed display of watches on this scale. The artefacts and historical watches will showcase man’s desire to track time.

Visitors will get the opportunity to talk with craftsman and watchmakers, the finest in the field today.

The exhibit will follow the history of tracking the time, showcasing the role astronomy played in the early days, and how the moon and stars helped predict the harvest season. The exhibition also covers the early days of pocket watches and then into the last century and the innovation of wrist watches.

Some of the special pieces to be displayed include 15th, 16th, 17th, and 18th clocks, pocket watches and more, as well as some early sundials. The clocks and watches also demonstrate the evolution of watchmaking and the high quality craftsmanship, including enamelling, engraving and gem setting.

Fabienne Lupo, Chairman of the FHH, said of the exhibition: “The splendours of the past are a yardstick to better measure the work of today and while we should be wary of comparisons, clearly horologist forebears pushed the limits of time measurement to a degree that inspires humiilty.”

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