It is likely to take a particular kind of buyer who likes the Patek tradition and wants a simple dress watch but has also seen their share of watches which look like heirlooms straight out of the boutique. I believe Patek Philippe would be wise to make a steel option but for now it is only going to be available in white gold. Priced at just around $30,000, it’s about what you would expect to get a golden Patek Philippe time-only watch. I’m tenuously positive about the watch but it is a substantial sticker price for your quirky cousin in the Calatrava family. Auctions are ideal for the sale of special items which are not otherwise available on the market.For that reason, I look forward to the intriguing watches which are donated to the Just Watch auction series which is presently being run by the auction house Christie’s. Just Watch is an event that we’ve covered a good deal over the years on aBlogtoWatch, and the next installment of the biennial auction sale will happen at Geneva on November 11th, 2017. The sole Watch auction series is not as powerful an event because it was, but its principal theme is still respected. The notion is that watch manufacturers publish unique watches made especially to be given and sold in the auction. These are exceptional prototypes or are the very first in a limited-edition series. The proceeds (minus all kinds of fees, I am sure) are to be awarded to Association Monegasque Contre le Myopathies (AMM) whose objective is to fund medical research to help treat a form of muscular dystrophy.Only Watch is just as powerful as the watches which are donated by watch manufacturers. All these are tax write-offs in addition to a way to gain publicity and an ego boost. Brands like to see their products go under the gavel and get purchased by collectors. With that said, there is nothing to stop brands from bidding in their watches either directly or by means of a proxy. So, in my opinion, the actual numerical value of exactly what the watches wind up going for at the auction should be taken with a grain of salt. The exact same philosophy ought to be applied to the outcomes of any auction, as they just represent what one buyer, that happened to be current, was ready to do this day.
Particularly large and impressively furnished, the remodelled and enlarged Patek Philippe boutique in Singapore is the largest in the region, equivalent in size to a good-sized apartment. Located in ION Orchard mall, the store is the first to feature the brand’s new interior design that combines familiar elements like the Calatrava cross and burnished brass with new materials including Indian rosewood.
Just over 265 square metres in size, or 2850 square feet for those who count in imperial units, the store includes an unusually large showcase of Patek Philippe Watches India Replica watches, sitting under a tiered Baccarat crystal chandelier. An enclosed private area occupies one end of the store, and includes direct access from the shopping mall’s driveway, making it a breeze to pick up the latest grand complication discreetly.
Opened in collaboration with Singapore retailer Cortina Watch, the boutique is located on the second floor of the mall, in the same location as the original store that opened in 2009. Cortina and the Geneva watchmaker have been partners for over 40 years, explaining the expansive new store, which is nearly five times as large as the old one. The address of the store remains unchanged at:
2 Orchard Turn, #02-03
The boutique is open daily from 10:45 am to 9:00 pm.