Patek Philippe Grand Exhibition

“The Values of a Family Watch Company”

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Patek Philippe Grand Exhibition: “The Values of a Family Watch Company”

On a first European visit in Milan from the 1st to the 4th of July 2009, the Patek Philippe Grand Exhibition displayed 250 timepieces including rare and legendary watches from the Patek Philippe Museum in Geneva, Grand Complications from the Geneva watch manufacturer as well as its new 2009 collection.

After New York and Los Angeles in the spring of 2008 and Hong Kong and Shanghai in previous years, the Patek Philippe exhibition “The Values of a Family Watch Company” took place in Italy for its first European visit in the prestigious Palazzo della Ragione in Milan.

The press opening took place on June 30th in the presence of President Philippe Stern and Vice President and designated successor Thierry Stern and was attended by more than 80 members of the Italian press including 2 national TV channels. Public visiting days received more than 4’000 visitors.

Last independent watch manufacturer in Geneva, Patek Philippe has been in the hands of the Stern family for four generations. Since the purchase of the company in 1932, the Stern family has promoted the ten basic values that reflect the company’s philosophy and inspired the exhibition: Independence, Innovation, Tradition, Quality and Workmanship, Rarity, Value, Aesthetics, Service, Emotion and Heritage.

The exhibition offers a journey through the past and the present of watchmaking. The 250 timepieces exhibited embody some of Patek Philippe’s most beautiful creations and illustrate the shared passion of Philippe and Thierry Stern.

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