The Art of Watches grand exhibition took over Cipriani 42nd Street in New York for 10 days in July, showcasing Patek Philippe’s legacy of fine watchmaking over the past 178 years. A two-storey structure was created to present the sprawling exhibition, which took over 10 rooms and displayed show-stopping pocket and wristwatches dating back to 1530. Guests were entertained with demonstrations by skilled artisans, and visitors also took the opportunity to visit the Patek Philippe Café for some post- exhibition R&R. The brand sought to give visitors an experience comparable to a visit to the Patek Philippe manufacture in Geneva, with school pupils and watch aficionados alike all learning something new about horology.
LARRY PETTINELLI AND THIERRY STERN