The Patek Philippe Watch Art Grand Exhibition Singapore 2019 opened today for a sneak preview of the monumental showcase of watchmaking and horology. It includes everything from watchmaker demonstrations to a look into the art of enamelling, explained by no other than master artisan Anita Porchet herself; more on those in upcoming stories (or you can also buy the hardbound catalogue with proceeds going to charity).
For now, here’s a peek at the highly anticipated limited edition watches produced for the event. The outline of the Singapore 2019 collection is simple: four relatively accessible watches, two grand complications, and a variety of unique Rare Handcrafts clocks, pocket- and wristwatches. All of the limited edition watches bear “Patek Philippe Singapore 2019” on the case back, printed if the back is sapphire, and engraved if the back is solid.
The first is the Aquanaut Singapore 2019 ref. 5167A-012 in steel, a variation of the standard model. It has a dial with the minute track and seconds hand in red, matched with a red strap. This is limited to 500 pieces, and priced at 22,400 Swiss francs, or 33,500 Singapore dollars. (Full details on the Aquanaut here.)
It’s accompanied by the Aquanaut Luce Singapore 2019 ref. 5067A-027 in steel for ladies that has a red dial and strap, also a variation of the standard model. Only 300 will be made, with a retail of 19,900 Swiss francs, or 29,800 Singapore dollars.
Also for ladies is the Calatrava Pilot Travel Time Singapore 2019 ref. 7234A-001 in steel. This is unique in having a steel case as the standard model is offered only in rose gold. Limited to 400 pieces, this has a blue-grey dial and a Cordura synthetic fabric strap, a first for Patek Philippe. It’s priced at 34,000 Swiss francs, or 50,800 Singapore dollars. (Complete details here.)
And next is the World Time Chronograph Singapore 2019 ref. 5930G-011 in white gold. The guilloche dial is a dark, graduated red that darkens towards the edges, and “Singapore” replaces “Beijing” on the cities disc. This is limited to 300 watches. The retail price is 74,000 Swiss francs, or 106,700 Singapore dollars. (Find out more here.)
The Singapore 2019 Grand Complications start with the World Time Minute Repeater Singapore 2019 ref. 5531R-010. This has a cloisonné enamel dial depicting the city centre of Singapore, along with the country’s name on the cities disc. Only five will be made, each priced at 540,000 Swiss francs. (Details here.)
And the last is an entirely new reference, the Minute Repeater Tourbillon Singapore 2019 ref. 5303R-010 that has an open dial revealing the mechanics of both the repeater and a tourbillon at six o’clock. It’s powered by the new calibre R TO 27 PS. This is limited to 12 watches, with a retail price of 590,000 Swiss francs. (Full details here).
Price and availability
Prices have yet to be announced, but the watches will only be available at Patek Philippe boutiques and retailers in Singapore and Southeast Asia.
Complimentary tickets to the Watch Art Grand Exhibition are available direct from Patek.com.
Watch Art Grand Exhibition
September 28 to October 13
Open daily 10am to 7pm
Admission is free
Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands
10 Bayfront Avenue
Update September 27, 2019: Prices and images of ref. 5303R added.
Update September 29, 2019: Links to detailed stories added.Back to top.
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Starting end September 2019.
With proceeds going to charity.