Two more of the pieces that will be included in the exhibition are a fake rattrapante chronograph once owned by none other than Duke Ellington himself, and a world-time clock in a domed cloisonne enamel case, with the eight-day movement modified to make it a world-timer by the great Louis Cottier, the watchmaker who is considered the inventor of the modern world-time sophistication. You may have realized that the most important public event of the year for watch enthusiasts is coming next week: The Art of Watches Grand Exhibition will be at Cipriani 42nd Street, from July 13-23. We can’t recommend strongly enough that anyone addicted in watches try and make it as the replica Patek is bringing plenty of Patek-manufactured pieces spanning its whole history, as well as watches in the Patek Philippe Museum collection in Geneva that go back to the 16th century and the very dawn of watchmaking as an art. If you’ve never been to the Patek Philippe Museum in Geneva, anyway, this is a chance to see a significant fraction of some of the most important pieces.
The Art of replica omega watches Exhibition has shown in other venues but this is the first time it’s traveled to New York, and for the New York version of the show, a special U.S. Historic Room has been added which will feature a number of Pateks owned by major figures in American history. These include a chronograph model once owned by Joe DiMaggio as well as a quartz desk clock given to President John F. Kennedy by Willy Brandt, then Mayor of Berlin, in 1962.