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03 June 2014 - Patek Philippe celebrates its 175th Anniversary with a Grand Exhibition

A significant anniversary always calls for a celebration, and this year Patek Philippe marks their 175th anniversary, making them the last family-owned watch company in Geneva. To celebrate their 175 years of horological excellence, Patek Philippe are bringing a superb exhibition to London next year which will give visitors the chance to glimpse inside the world of this exceptional watchmaking company.

The Watch Art Patek Philippe Grand Exhibition will be held at London's Saatchi Gallery from May 27th to June 7th 2015 and will feature the chance to see artisans and watchmakers at work, as well as a specially curated collection of rare and exceptional Patek Philippe timepieces. This unique opportunity to see the watchmaking universe of Patek Philippe from the inside will also include a brand new commemorative timepiece, created to celebrate the 175th anniversary.

This event is a must for anyone fascinated by horology and master watchmaking. The Watch Art exhibition will lead visitors through the Patek Philippe experience through a series of 12 themed rooms, from the Immersion room to the Current Collection room, the Museum room, the Grand Complications room, the 175th Collection Gallery and the Rare Handcrafts Gallery along with a film theatre with rare archive footage. In total, visitors will be able to see over 400 exceptional pieces through the Saatchi Gallery's 2,200 square metres.

The 2015 exhibition will be open to the public from 10am to 7pm on weekdays and from 10am to 4pm on Sundays with guided tours available on a daily basis.

At Hettich we are proud to be celebrating a relationship with the Patek Philippe family which spans nearly 60 years. We look forward to experiencing this unique event, the climax of Patek Philippe's 175th anniversary in May 2015. If you would like more information about Patek Philippe or the exhibition, then please visit us at our King Street store or email us at info@hettich.co.uk.

To gain an insight into Patek Philippe's 175th anniversary, click here to watch this specially created short film from Patek Philippe, tracing the company's timeline and featuring interviews with Thierry Stern, Patek Philippe's president.

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