As is now tradition, Patek Philippe is unveiling its Rare Handcrafts collection for the year at its boutique in Geneva alongside Watches & Wonders (W&W) that takes place at the same time. Open to the public from April 1 to 15, Rare Handcrafts 2023 encompasses 67 timepieces – including 22 Dome Clocks and a dozen pocket watches – all decorated with a variety of artisanal techniques ranging from wood marquetry to cloisonné enamel.
Amongst the highlights from the collection is the Calatrava ref. 5189G-001 “1948 Nations Grand Prix” (pictured above), a wristwatch with a cloisonné enamel dial depicting the automobile race that took place in Geneva from 1946 to 1950.
Another is the pocket watch “Leopard” ref. 995/137J-001 that is finished with wood marquetry on its back and champlevé enamel along the case and bow.
In addition to the new launches, the exhibition also has on show a selection of vintage and antique timepieces from the Patek Philippe Museum.
Rare Handcrafts 2023 is open daily to the public from April 1 to 15, except on Sundays.
Patek Philippe Salons
Rue du Rhône 41
Admission is free but registration is required and it can be done on Patek.com.
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