It’s Time For The Art of Watches Grand Exhibition at Cipriani 42nd Street
ZEALnyc, July 13, 2017
Summertime brings all sorts of special treats and delights, from outdoor performances and dining al fresco, but occasionally there are things that may draw you back indoors. Patek Philippe is collaborating with the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club to present The Art of Watches Grand Exhibition New York taking place July 13 – 23, 2017 at Cipriani 42nd Street, one of the city’s more glamorous event spaces. The 11-day public exhibition will showcase Patek Philippe’s tradition of high-precision watch manufacturing, an insight into the company’s 178-year history as well as its heritage in the domain of Haute Horlogerie. Visitors will have the opportunity to discover the world of the last privately family owned Geneva watch company from the inside.
For the first time, a two-story structure will be created within Cipriani to accommodate the square footage required for an exhibition of this scale. Ten specific rooms (including the Theater Room, Current Collection Room, Museum Room, US Historic Room, Rare Handcrafts Gallery and Grand Complications Room) have been created to showcase unique environments. Visitors will have access to exceptional pocket and wristwatches dating back to 1530 in a space of 13,218 square feet. Watchmaker and Artisan demonstrations are some of the interactive activities taking place during the exhibition as a way to educate visitors on the inner-workings of fine watchmaking. After visitors have concluded their tour they are welcome to rest and relax in the Patek Philippe Café.
The exhibition is at Cipriani, 110 East 42nd Street (between Lexington and Park Avenues), and is free to the public; open daily from 10:00am — 7:00pm (last entrance is at 6:00pm). Patek Philippe will also offer a commemorative catalog, available for purchase at a nominal fee during the exhibition. This one-of-a-kind catalog will highlight the historical timepieces, current novelties, Rare Handcrafts, and Grand Complications that will be showcased throughout the exhibition. All proceeds from the catalog sales will be donated to The Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club. So don’t be late, or you’ll miss out!
Cover: Watches on exhibition; courtesy of Patek.com.