At Cipriani 42nd Street, the watch deities Patek Philippe are toiling away, creating a two-story structure inside the legendary restaurant that’s set to house the largest exhibition on the history of watchmaking the US has ever seen.
Also, someone’s eating pasta with a former-Soviet model.
But about that first part: it’s called The Art of Watches Grand Exhibition New York, it’ll run for 11 days starting today, and it’ll be where you explore 13,218 square feet of watch-related history and timepieces for the acquiring. Below, we’ve got a taste of what to expect. Take it away, bolded bullet points…
—Ten themed rooms like the US Historic Room, Rare Handcrafts Gallery and the Current Collection Room. The first has 27 timepieces on loan from the Patek Philippe Museum in Geneva, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, and a few private collections. So yeah, some good stuff.
—A boatload of gorgeous watches dating back to 1530 to observe. A veritable boatload.
—Many people who describe watches as gorgeous. Inevitably.
—JFK’s desk clock. Or Joe DiMaggio’s timepiece of choice. Or other watch-related pieces of interest. Instagram fodder for days.
—Artisan and watchmaker demonstrations on the inner-workings of fine watches. Should you be looking to break into the industry. Or just learn aboout the inner-workings of fine watches.
—Nine limited special edition watches, plus a few new pieces with New York motifs. If wrists could yearn…