Coming May this year we see one of the most eagerly awaited watch exhibitions in history.

Patek Philippe will bring more than 100 historical watches from their Museum collection, to the Watch Art Patek Philippe Grand Exhibition, which will take place from May 27th to June 7th this year at the Saatchi Gallery in London.

Visitors for the first time ever in London can view the iconic historical timepieces including:

· The Antoine Norbet de Patek’s watch.

· The Patek Philippe Duke de Regla, a minute repeating pocket watch with Petite Sonnerie and Westminster Chime on Five

· The first Swiss wristwatch made by Patek Philippe in 1868, sold to the countess of Hungary.

These special watches will be at the Grand Exhibition in ‘Museum Room’, which is a recreation of the company’s very own museum in Geneva, which will be divided into two sections. In the first section there will be some of the greatest timepieces spanning the last five centuries, including 16th century earliest portable watches ever made.

In the second section, forming the title of the ‘Temple of watchmaking’, a collection of historical Patek Philippe timepieces, dating back to the company’s humble beginnings will be on display.

The exhibition will be open to the public free of charge from 9:00 to 19:00 weekdays and from 10:00 to 16:00 on Sundays. No booking or tickets required.

By Charlotte Skinner