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Patek Philippe To Exhibit Rare Handcrafts 2023 Collection At Its Salons

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Patek Philippe To Exhibit Rare Handcrafts 2023 Collection At Its Salons

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The Rare Handcrafts 2023 collection will debut at Geneva


From 1 to 15 April 2023, watch enthusiasts all across the globe will be able to discover at the Patek Philippe historic headquarters on Rue du Rhone to see nearly 70 Rare Handcrafts creations combining technical prowess and unlimited creativity. The presentation of these exceptional timepieces will be enhanced by skilled craftsmen.

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The “Rare Handcrafts 2023” collection featuring 67 creations in total, including 22 dome clocks and miniature dome clocks, 3 table clocks, 12 pocket watches and 30 wristwatches once again illustrates a very wide range of artisanal talents.

Moreover, a large number of ancestral techniques, such as Grand Feu cloisonne enamel, miniature painting on enamel, grisaille or flinque or paillonne or champleve enamel, manual engraving, manual guilloching and gemsetting, are all taken to new heights of virtuosity, skill and style in this collection.

Leopard Pocket Watch

The “Rare Handcrafts 2023” collection also features an extraordinarily lifelike portrait of a leopard leaps to life in this unique timepiece which utilizes wood marquetry, hand-engraving and champleve enamel. In doing this, the watch reproduces this big cat emerging out of the darkness on the case back onto the watch itself. Rare Handcrafts

This is done by the marquetry maker cut out and an assembly of 363 tiny veneer parts and 50 inlays, together spanning a palette of 21 species of wood of different colors, textures and veining. The border of the case back, the bezel on the dial side and the bow are adorned with a hand-engraved pattern of tropical foliage with black enamel.

1948 Nations Grand Prix Watch

On top of that the “Rare Handcrafts 2023” collection also features the “1948 Nations Grand Prix” Calatrava wristwatch is a limited edition of ten watches that shines a spotlight on the famous Nations Grand Prix, held in Geneva from 1946 to 1950.

The racing car portrayed in Grand Feu cloisonne enamel uses 40cm of gold wire (0.32g) measuring 0.10 x 0.45mm in cross-section and 17 enamel colors, mainly translucent, but with some opalescent or opaque. Its race number was enriched with silver leaf embedded beneath the translucent enamel.Rare Handcrafts

Where To Get It?

More information about the “Rare Handcrafts 2023” collection can be found on the Official Patek Philippe Website.


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