Patek Philippe museum set to loan out 100 watches to exclusive Grand Exhibition

Patek Philippe has granted an extensive collection of exclusive timepieces to travel to London from its Geneva museum for the Patek Philippe Watch Art Grand Exhibition, taking place later this month.

A Patek Philippe logo. Makers of antique watches for sale like this in Pieces of Time, London.

Over 100 watches, currently on display in the Patek Philippe Museum will feature in the exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery starting on May 27th until June 7th.

The collection will include the first Swiss wristwatch made by Patek Philippe in 1868, which was sold to a Countess of Hungary, and an 1830 tableclock in the shape of a cage with five singing-birds and music. Additionally, the exhibit will have 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 as part of the collection.

The antique watches will feature in the Patek Philippe Museum Room, just one of a range of themed rooms within the free exhibition, which has been created to share a knowledge of the skill and proficiency required to craft Patek Philippe watches, for all to see.

If you would like to visit the exhibition it will be open to the public, free of charge, from 9am-7pm weekdays and Saturdays, and from 10m-4pm on Sundays. Bookings and tickets are not required.

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