Watch out for this…

There’s exciting news for watch collectors, antiques lovers and history buffs alike: Patek Philippe has announced it is bringing “The Art of Watches, Grand Exhibition New York 2017” to Manhattan.

The free exhibition, to be held July 13 through 23 at Cipriani 42nd Street, will showcase the luxury brand’s tradition of high-precision watch manufacturing and offer a glimpse into the Geneva-based company’s 178-year history.

A two-story structure will be created within Cipriani to accommodate the 13,218-square-foot exhibition, which will feature pocket and wristwatches, some of which date from the 16th century.

Planned activities include watchmaker and artisan demonstrations, guided tours and a dedicated family day. Tour-goers will be welcome to conclude their visit in the Patek Philippe Café.

In making the announcement, Jasmina Steele, the international communication and public relations director of Patek Philippe, said, “By offering visitors an immersion inside the world of Patek Philippe, we really want to share our passion for watchmaking and hope visitors will come out of the exhibition with a greater knowledge and appreciation of the art of watches.”

A dedicated exhibition website is expected to be launched in February.

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— Mary Shustack

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