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Treasures from the Patek Philippe Museum

Treasures from the Patek Philippe Museum

Vol. 1: The Quest for the Perfect Watch (Patek Philippe Collection); Vol. 2: The Emergence of the Portable Timekeeper (Antique Collection)

By (author) Peter Friess

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  • Two richly-illustrated books presented in a slipcase — the result of a unique collaboration between teNeues and one of the most sought-after watch brands of our time
  • 240 rare watches from the history of watchmaking
  • Two lavish books for collectors and lovers of luxury watches
  • Available only in bookstores
Full Description

Innovation, exclusivity, and elegance define Patek Philippe, a family-owned company with a single and passionate calling: to perfect the watch. These lavishly-illustrated books present some of the most important timepieces from the more than 3,000 watches exhibited at the Patek Philippe Museum in Geneva. These precious timepieces have been passionately assembled over more than 40 years by Philippe Stern, Honorary President of the company, and include some of the most valuable pieces in watchmaking history.

From the collection of historic watches featuring the first portable timepieces dating back to the 16th century to innovative milestones in Patek Philippe’s portfolio since its founding in 1839, each watch is reproduced with such beauty and precision, you can almost hear it ticking. With expert curatorial insight and context from Peter Friess, Director of the Patek Philippe museum, these intricate mechanisms are not only presented for themselves; they also offer a unique perspective into the cultural history of the last 500 years. True to the trust and excellence of the Patek Philippe brand, the presentation, design, and content of these sumptuous publications meet the highest professional standards. They are the perfect books for the “perfect watch.”

Specifications
Publisher
teNeues Verlag GmbH
ISBN
9783961713707
Published
13th Sep 2021
Binding
Hardback
Territory
World excluding Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands
Size
280 mm x 250 mm
Pages
104 Pages
Illustrations
450 color
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