Patel. Philippe announces grand plans to re-imagine the interior space of the famed Cipriani 42nd Street across from Grand Central Station in order to accommodate a huge “The Art of Watches” exhibition slated to take place next summer.
The largest such undertaking by Patek Philippe the exhibition will feature specially curated selection of museum pieces, as well as current watches and specially made timepieces for the event and the American market. The exhibition will take place from July 13-23, 2017 and it will be free to the public.
“From its earliest days, when our founder Antoine Norbert de Patek made his first journey to America in the 1850’s, until today, the importance of America to Patek Philippe can be seen through our history exhibited in the Grand Exhibition in New York,” says Thierry Stern, President of Patek Philippe. In fact, it was Thierry Stern’s grandfather, Henri, who, in 1946, founded the Henri Stern Watch Agency that is today, Patek Philippe, in Rockefeller Center.
The brand states the its primary goal is to offer the general public—free of charge – educational insights into the world of fine Swiss watchmaking dating back to the 1500’s, in general, and, in particular, to the 178-year history, mechanics, innovation and artistry of the benchmark brand.
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