Today, the Patek Philippe Art of Watches Grand Exhibition is open to the public, and we had an opportunity to walk through it with none other than Thierry Stern yersterday, the CEO of Patek Philippe. If you’re wondering what the show is like, we can definitely say – as the saying goes – that it’s “just what it says on the tin.” This really is a Grand Exhibition, with an incredible diversity of watches and clocks spanning centuries of production.
Of course there is a perfectly comprehensive choice of current and contemporary Patek Philippe replica watches ranging from the simple to the most complex, and here Patek has been able to strive for comprehensiveness with great success – you can see a phenomenal range of the cheap Patek Philippe’s more modern production watches. There are also two rooms devoted to high complications, including repeaters, astronomical complications, and the fake Patek’s signature perpetual calendar chronograph watches, with a separate room devoted to high complication movements (that has a virtual reality installation that you really have to try; it’s good clean horological fun).
Of course, the exhibition is quite logistically complex and though it is in theory a regular traveling show, it’s been two years since it last went live (the last time was in London). Visiting the exhibition, you can understand why – it’s located inside the cavernous main room of Cipriani 42nd Street, and the Patek has constructed a two story, building-inside-a-building to house the whole show. A major feature of the New York version of the show is the addition of a room housing Pateks that were owned and worn by major American figures from industry, politics, and the arts and here you can see cheap watches owned by such greats as Joe DiMaggio and Duke Ellington, and a clock gifted to John F. Kennedy during the Cold War.
Patek hasn’t just brought Patek Philippe watches to New York, either. The Patek Philippe replica Museum in Geneva has contributed a number of rare early timepieces, the oldest of which dates to the early 1500s and the very birth of watchmaking itself. If you’re interested not only in Patek, but in the social, cultural, and technical history of timekeeping itself this is a must-see. The Art of replica Watch, Grand Exhibition will be open to the general public free of charge from 10:00am to 7:00pm Monday through Sunday, and with special extended evening hours on Thursday, July 20th from 10:00am to 9:00pm. More info on location and admission is right here and we hope to see you there!
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Rolex is not only one of the most recognizable and powerful global brands in the past century; the privately held, geneva based watchmaker is also responsible for many of the most significant improvement in modern watch making history.
The company launched the first waterproof watch, which was the first to earn chronometer precision certification for a wristwatch, and created the first watch with a changeable date in the dial.
Rolex cheap replica watches in their purest sense have always been designed and built to complement specific tasks or professions. a submariner is called a submariner because it’s a dive watch, the daytona is a racing chronograph, and the explorer was made to survive years of beating in hard environments and still get the job done.
for all these reasons, a rolex is a great place to kick off a watch collection. as well as being publically tough and reliable, it is a agreement to their design that many of the models have been tweaked only very subtly since the pieces were first introduced.
Providing many histories in a rather simple looking watch, the explorer is often seen as a purist’s rolex. initially launched in 1953, it has no date, a 100m water resistant case, a screw down crown and comes with a cosc certified in house movement bringing together every essential attribute that makes a rolex a rolex, it’s a triumph of undecorated practicality.
The older models come with their simple black dials, and a case size of 36mm are understated, laid back and enduringly stylish especially when fitted with a nylon nato strap. the new edition for 2016 is larger at 39mm, has paraflex shock absorbers and a healthy application of chromalight lume that emits a blue glow even in the dark. new or vintage, the explorer is a great everyday watch that will take on its own personality over time, and will definitely outlast you.
Developed at the demand of pan american airways to offer its crews with a dual time watch in the mid 1950s, the gmt master features a bi directional two tone bezel for easy indication of day versus night when used across different time zones. the original red and blue bezel (affectionately known as the ‘pepsi’ bezel) marks the gmt as one of the most distinctive travel and sports watches around.
It’s an iconic, legendary watch with a timeless design that’s evolved subtly since it was originally introduced back in 1963. the cosmograph daytona is a simple chronograph that’s made to be worn daily. it has a robust self winding movement housed in a tough as nails ‘oyster’ case that’s built to last generations.
The new cosmograph with black cerachrom bezel was one of the standout hits of this year’s baselworld replica watches fair, but it is on the vintage market that daytonas really come into their own. steel daytona models in rare configurations from the 1970s and earlier have a cult following amongst collectors, prized for their classic looks, versatile styling and high resale values. problem is that they’re not easily obtained.