Thierry Stern

Talking to Thierry Stern, President of Patek Philippe, about the Grand Exhibition The Art of Watches in New York

“The Art of Watches Grand Exhibition New York 2017” is open to the public and admission is free. It is being hosted at Cipriani 42nd Street from July 13 to 23, 2017, and is the venue’s first event to build a two-story structure. The 13,000 square foot exhibition is subdivided into 14 spaces for a total of ten themes, each with its own distinctive ambiance. In New York I talked with Thierry Stern about the exhibition, New York and the special limited edition pieces manufactured to celebrate the US market.   

Patek Philippe celebrates the first 20 years of its Aquanaut with the new Ref. 5168G

 

In 1997 the Patek Philippe Nautilus – it had its debut in 1976 – was already a manifestation of casual elegance in steel. However, with its extremely elaborate two-part porthole construction, it was beyond the reach of the younger, physically active target group that then manufacture president Philippe Stern had in mind.