PATEK PHILIPPE LAUNCHES WATCH ART GRAND EXHIBITION SINGAPORE 2019

Sales proceeds of the catalog will be donated to the National Museum of Singapore to support the preservation of the arts and heritage in Singapore.

Patek Philippe is pleased to announce a collaboration with the National Museum of Singapore, an institution of the National Heritage Board, Singapore, as a joint effort in the preservation of the arts and heritage. The Watch Art Grand Exhibition Singapore 2019, which will take place from 28 September to 13 October at the Marina Bay Sands Theatre is the largest Grand Exhibition to date. The Exhibition will showcase Patek Philippe’s tradition of high-precision watch manufacturing while celebrating its heritage in the domain of Haute Horlogerie. Visitors will have the opportunity to discover the art and delicate craft behind timepieces inspired by the natural and cultural landscape of Singapore and Southeast Asia.

In celebration of the Watch Art Grand Exhibition, Patek Philippe will retail for a nominal fee, a limited- edition commemorative catalog that highlights the hundreds of historical timepieces, current collection (including 2019 new models), Rare Handcrafts, and Grand Complications that will be showcased during the exhibition. 100 percent of the proceeds from the sales of the catalog will be donated to the National Museum of Singapore in support of the preservation of arts and heritage, reinforcing and entrenching a strong message about Patek Philippe’s values in continuation of the brand’s efforts to contribute to the arts and heritage in the country.

Patek Philippe has been instrumental in developing the appreciation of the art of mechanical watchmaking amongst watch collectors and enthusiasts in the Southeast Asian region. In conjunction with this endeavour, Patek Philippe has also supported cultural performances, as well as arts and heritage projects in the region, and have previously collaborated with the National Museum in support of the refurbishment of the Glass Rotunda, a multilevel Museum space and the Story of the Forest installation – a crowd favourite inspired by the Museum’s prized William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings.

The National Museum of Singapore is the oldest museum in Singapore. With a history dating back to 1887, the National Museum seeks to inspire with stories of Singapore and the world, presenting fresh and thought-provoking perspectives of Singapore’s history. With the proceeds from the Watch Art Grand Exhibition, this will support the National Museum’s exhibition offerings and programs to provide visitors with more quality opportunities to enjoy and experience Singapore’s shared heritage.

“We are delighted to be able to continue Patek Philippe’s relationship with the National Museum, in our joint endeavour to cultivate and grow the appreciation of culture and respect for our environment in Singapore and beyond”, Deepa Chatrath, General Manager of Geneva Master Time Marketing LLP said. “We could not have chosen a more fitting partner than the National Museum, an institution of the National Heritage Board to build the growing appreciation and understanding of Singapore’s heritage and culture while paying homage to Singapore’s bicentennial commemoration.”

Chang Hwee Nee, Chief Executive Officer of the National Heritage Board, said, “Contributions from donors like Patek Philippe are invaluable. They allow our national institutions like the National Museum of Singapore to continue engaging visitors in Singapore’s history in fresh and innovative ways, as well as make our heritage more accessible to all. We are honored that Patek Philippe has pledged to make another donation to the National Museum, and look forward to our continued partnership.”

The Watch Art Grand Exhibition Singapore 2019 is a free public exhibition. To gain admission, visitors must first reserve their free tickets (access to the booking platform on www.patek.com).

Opening hours

Family days: Sundays on October 6 and 13 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday – Thursday: 10:00am to 7:00pm (last admission 6:00pm) (except October 13: exhibition closes at 5:00pm, last admission 4:00pm)
Extended hours: 10:00am to 10:00pm (last admission 9:00pm) Fridays on October 4 and 11, and Saturdays on October 5 and 12
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