On the occasion of the Patek Philippe Grand Exhibition The Art of watches in New York, I am pleased to share with you the latest news from the Big Apple.
After Dubai in 2012, Munich in 2013 and London in 2015, the Grand Exhibition opens its doors for the 4th time.
This cultural exhibition, open and free to the public, will take place at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York from 13th to 23rd of July 2017.
On this special occasion, Patek Philippe presents special limited edition pieces manufactured to celebrate the US market: Cased in steel – rare for a watch outside the casually elegant collection –, the grand taille Ref. 5522 Calatrava Pilot New York 2017 Special Edition comes in a limited 600-watch edition and features an exclusive dial reminiscent of vintage Patek Philippe aviator's watches.
Its inimitable blue color recalls the livery of American fighter planes in the 1930s. The large applied Arabic numerals in white gold and the broad baton hands in blued steel have a luminescent coating that assures excellent legibility around the clock.
The brown calfskin strap with contrast stitching was inspired by the harnesses paired with classic flight suits. The stainless steel clevis prong buckle resembles the belt buckles that pilots used to secure their survival kits. The self-winding caliber 324 S can be admired through the sapphire-crystal back decorated with the engraving “PATEK PHILIPPE NEW YORK 2017”.
The Patek Philippe Men’s Calatrava Pilot wristwatch Ref. 5522 New York 2017 Special Edition is sold for 21.547 USD each.