Patek’s six limited edition watches for Singapore showcase
SIX highly-anticipated limited edition watches have been released by Patek Philippe in honour of its popular exhibition.
The fifth showcase of horology - the Watch Art Grand Exhibition - has officially opened in Singapore and runs until October 13.
Similar to Patek’s New York spectacle in 2017, it features 10 different theme rooms and a whole area dedicated to Singapore which celebrates 200 years as a city-state in 2019.
For the big event, Patek is offering its new timepieces - two grand complications and four accessible - alongside some beautiful pocket and wristwatches. The limited edition watches with Sapphire backs have ‘Patek Philippe Singapore 2019’ printed on them, while those with solid backs are engraved.
World Time Chronograph Singapore 2019
The slick World Time Chronograph Singapore 2019 ref. 5930G-011 combines two complications: the world time and the chronograph.
This vamped up version of the thinnest World Time Chronograph ever produced (28-250HU) features a guilloche dial with dark red graduating darker towards the edges. ‘Singapore’ replaces ‘Beijing’ on the cities disc. But again there are just 300 watches on offer.
Aquanaut Singapore 2019
Our favourite offering is this striking steel version of the standard model which has a bright red strap and a matching seconds hand.
But you’ll be lucky to get hold of this beauty as manufacture was limited to just 500 watches, each priced at just over £18,000.
The Aquanaut Luce Singapore 2019 ref. 5067A-027 is the ladies’ equivalent, also in steel but this time, with six diamonds set around the rounded octagonal bezel. And there are even fewer available with just 300 available at £16,000 each.
Calatrava Pilot Travel Time Singapore 2019
This model is offered in steel, unlike the rose gold standard model. With an attractive bluey-grey dial and fabric strap, it’s something new for Patek. The brand last unveiled a 37.5mm version last year but this model evokes seascapes of South East Asia.
Limited to 400 pieces, each watch will fetch this has a blue-grey dial and a Cordura synthetic fabric strap, a first for Patek Philippe. It’s priced at £30,000.
Minute Repeater Tourbillon Singapore 2019
A brand new reference, the Minute Repeater Tourbillon Singapore 2019 ref. 5303R-010.
With only 12 of these timepieces available, buyers can enjoy a clear dial allowing a perfect view of the striking mechanism. The timepiece features a printed hour and minute track, with the hours marked by stars - a nod to Singapore’s flag. A black alligator leather strap is boldly finished with bright red stitches.
World Time Minute Repeater
Just five of these sensational timepieces featuring a hand-enameled map of Singapore are on offer. Housed in a pink gold case, the city-state’s name replaces the Beijing reference.
First seen at Patek’s New York showcase, the 5531 World Time Minute Repeater quickly became a regular in the brand’s 2018 collection.
Patek Philippe has published a limited edition catalog to celebrate its exhibition in celebration of The Watch Art Grand Exhibition with all proceeds going to the National Museum of Singapore.
Free tickets to the showcase are available from Patek.com.