If Patek Philippe is eminent for its super-complicated watches and its famous extravagance sports timepieces, we regularly fail to remember that there is something different, something essentially impeccable that the brand aces: métiers d’art or rare handcrafts. Plating, miniature canvas, miniature marquetry, hand-guilloché… Few makes can compete with Patek as far as the type of its imaginative work. From April 19 to April 21, the whole 2018 Rare Handcrafts assortment, something that you don’t have the chance to see elsewhere than at Baselworld, will be displayed to the public in the Salons on Rue du Rhône, Geneva.
From April 19 to April 21, 2018, Patek Philippe will exhibit its whole 2018 Rare Handcrafts Timepieces assortment in its store (the alleged Salons) on Rue du Rhône, Geneva. Enamelled desk timekeepers, engraved pocket watches or wood marquetry wristwatches will be appeared to the public just a single time, prior to being shipped off their future proprietors around the world.
Around 50 bits of this new assortment will be displayed, exhibiting probably the most great imaginative abilities of the production. A common subject of these rare handcrafts timepieces is, obviously, plating. For 2018, a wide scope of strategies is to be found, including cloisonné, paillonné, great feu lacquer, bas-alleviation plating lastly, a Geneva strength, miniature work of art on finish. Another spotlight will be done on miniature marquetry, a rare and complex procedure presented by Patek a couple of years prior, which is currently utilized, combined with different handcrafts, on the dials of wristwatches and the case back of pocket watches.
- Where: Salons Patek Philippe, Rue du Rhône 41, 1204 Geneva, Switzerland
- Exhibition: April 19 to April 21 – open to the general population from 10am to 6pm