The White Castle of Patek Philippe’s 175th anniversary celebration at the Patek Philippe Workshops

Later, guests were invited to watch the commemorative timepieces. Details of special arrangements are that the guests were introduced to the four commemorative watch series by the designers and watchmakers personally who created, and are familiar with every aspect of them. Meanwhile, guests line up and wait for the “3D immersive viewing” to see the outstanding fine watch movement of the watch. By this way, the movement was presented from every aspect through high-tech projection technology, and literally “attracted” the audience to the depths of the movement.

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Also located in the Replica Patek Philippe Workshop, the 18th century “White Castle” of considerable historic importance also played some role in this event. A wonderful exhibition was held on the highest floor of the castle, showing some of the unique “Rare Technology” Patek Philippe 175 anniversary series to satisfy the audience. These masterpieces are the pinnacle representation of some crafts nearly extinct, including sculpture, enamel art (Micro-painted enamel, filigree enamel, inner-filled enamel, transparent enamel, hollow enamel, pure gray painting), carving pattern, fine decorative wood inlay and fine jewelry craft. It is because of the attention and investment Patek Philippe has put to these craftsmanships that these skills can be retained and revive nowadays.

October 13 to 20, 2014: Patek Philippe’s 175th anniversary celebration held at the Patek Philippe Plan-les-Ouates Workshops

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The location to hold Patek Philippe’s core celebrations unveiled soon: it’s the Patek Philippe watchmaking Workshop, the place Patek Philippe has proceeded step by step everyday to achieve its ambition.

Located on the outskirts of Geneva, this complex with the name of Plan-les-Ouates and built in 1996 has undergone enormous changes in its appearance in the past nine weeks. In temporary buildings designed carefully, the space between independent wings of the workshop was transformed into a towering celebration hall, containing a stage, a video projection wall, a double-store reception area with a restaurant and an exhibition area.

Here, 3,600 media reporters, VIPs, retailers and business partners invited from around the world have watch the grand celebration performances in six consecutive nights, absolutely worth their time spent. Honorary Chairman of Patek Philippe, Philippe Stern and his son, current president of Copy Patek Philippe, Thierry Stern welcomed guests at this spot. The guests were treated to a light show in 3D, which presents the major milestone events and pioneering timepieces of Patek Philippe. The charming music and ballet performances on the stage about 20 meters wide also added to the excellence of the entire show.