Friends and family of Hamilton & Inches recently gathered at the National Museum of Scotland for the exclusive unveiling of our Patek Philippe World Time 150th Anniversary Limited Edition. The event was a remarkable moment in this most special of anniversary years.
The Grand Gallery of the National Museum of Scotland on Chambers Street was illuminated in spectacular hues of Hamilton & Inches purple on the evening, with seasonal blooms from Rosepark florists, and decadent cocktails and canapés from Clerkenwell Green. Members of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra entertained guests with wonderful string renditions.
An incredible Exhibition Collection of Patek Philippe watches was staged around the gallery, in the largest display shown in the UK outside of Patek Philippe’s 175th anniversary exhibition in the Saatchi Gallery, London last year.
The special pieces on display for our invited guests on the evening included selections from the Gondolo, the Twenty~4; the Calatrava; the Aquanaut; the Nautilus; the Golden Ellipse; the Ladies Moon Phases Complications and the World Travel Time collections.
Also on display was an exceptional dome table clock and a selection of cufflinks and rings from the watchmaker. However, the star of the show was the unveiling of our World Time Special Series Ref. 5130P-029.
The genesis of this historic piece goes back as far as five years, to when our Chief Executive Stephen Paterson and our Head of Watches Stuart McDowell first started discussing with Thierry Stern, President of Patek Philippe, our aspiration for a timepiece crafted with a passion and precision to reflect the prestige of our 150th anniversary year.