Sales proceeds of the catalogue will be donated to the National Museum of Singapore to support the preservation of the arts and heritage in Singapore
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Patek Philippe is in collaboration with the National Museum of Singapore, an institution of the National Heritage Board, Singapore, as a joint effort in the preservation of the arts and heritage. The Watch Art Grand Exhibition Singapore 2019, which will take place from 28 September to 13 October at the Marina Bay Sands Theatre is the largest Grand Exhibition to date. The Exhibition will showcase Patek Philippe’s tradition of high-precision watch manufacturing, while celebrating its heritage in the domain of Haute Horlogerie. Visitors will have the opportunity to discover the art and delicate craft behind timepieces inspired by the natural and cultural landscape of Singapore and Southeast Asia.
In celebration of the C Grand Exhibition, Patek Philippe will retail for a nominal fee, a limited- edition commemorative catalogue that highlights the hundreds of historical timepieces, current collection (including 2019 new models), Rare Handcrafts, and Grand Complications that will be showcased during the exhibition. 100 percent of the proceeds from the sales of the catalogue will be donated to the National Museum of Singapore in support of the preservation of arts and heritage, reinforcing and entrenching a strong message about Patek Philippe’s values in continuation of the brand’s efforts to contribute to the arts and heritage in the country.
Patek Philippe has been instrumental in developing the appreciation of the art of mechanical watchmaking amongst watch collectors and enthusiasts in the Southeast Asian region. In conjunction with this endeavour, Patek Philippe has also supported cultural performances, as well as arts and heritage projects in the region, and have previously collaborated with the National Museum in support of the refurbishment of the Glass Rotunda, a multilevel Museum space and the Story of the Forest installation – a crowd favourite inspired by the Museum’s prized William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings.
The National Museum of Singapore is the oldest museum in Singapore. With a history dating back to 1887, the National Museum seeks to inspire with stories of Singapore and the world, presenting fresh and thought-provoking perspectives of Singapore’s history. With the proceeds from the Watch Art Grand Exhibition, this will support the National Museum’s exhibition offerings and programmes to provide visitors with more quality opportunities to enjoy and experience Singapore’s shared heritage.
“We are delighted to be able to continue Patek Philippe’s relationship with the National Museum, in our joint endeavour to cultivate and grow the appreciation of culture and respect for our environment in Singapore and beyond”, Deepa Chatrath, General Manager of Geneva Master Time Marketing LLP said. “We could not have chosen a more fitting partner than the National Museum, an institution of the National Heritage Board to build the growing appreciation and understanding of Singapore’s heritage and culture while paying homage to Singapore’s bicentennial commemoration.”
Chang Hwee Nee, Chief Executive Officer of the National Heritage Board, said, “Contributions from donors like Patek Philippe are invaluable. They allow our national institutions like the National Museum of Singapore to continue engaging visitors in Singapore’s history in fresh and innovative ways, as well as make our heritage more accessible to all. We are honoured that Patek Philippe has pledged to make another donation to the National Museum, and look forward to our continued partnership.”
The Watch Art Grand Exhibition Singapore 2019 is a free public exhibition. To gain admission, visitors must first reserve their free tickets (access to the booking platform on www.patek.com).
For 180 years without interruption, Patek Philippe has been perpetuating the tradition of Genevan watchmaking. As the last family-owned independent watch manufacturer in Geneva, it enjoys total creative freedom to entirely design, produce and assemble what experts agree to be the finest timepieces in the world – following the vision of its founders Antoine Norbert de Patek (1839) and Adrien Philippe (1845). Thanks to its exceptional know-how, Patek Philippe maintains a tradition of innovation hailed by an impressive repertoire of more than 100 patents. In the hands of the Stern family since 1932, Patek Philippe remains at the leading edge of watchmaking technology and research into material sciences, thus contributing to the continual improvement of the long-term quality and reliability of its timepieces.
About Geneva Master Time Marketing LLP
Geneva Master Time Marketing LLP (GMT) was incorporated in Singapore as a subsidiary of Patek Philippe as the sole distributor for Patek Philippe timepieces and jewellery. The history and relationship between Patek Philippe and Singapore started in 1965 when Mr. Philippe Stern travelled to Singapore with plans to develop a sales network, resulting in signed agreements with the first two multi-brand retailers. GMT was officially formed and renamed in 2008 under the care of Patek Philippe Geneva SA. The company name was chosen to allude to the origin of Patek Philippe watches and its mastery of fine watchmaking.
Its market coverage spans across Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines to support 26 points of sales in which Patek Philippe is the leading brand in sales and visibility. The Patek Philippe flag flies at 9 boutiques in the region, located at the most iconic and landmarks of each capital cities. GMT is tasked with the responsibility of guarding, building and defending the leading position that Patek Philippe has enjoyed in the Southeast Asian regions.