to be continued
Esquire Singapore|October 2021
Through its Rare Handcrafts collection, Patek Philippe is doing everything it can to preserve and cultivate a passion for high watchmaking’s exquisite métiers d’arts.
Celine Yap

There is only one way to keep tradition alive, and that is to keep practising it. It’s one of the few precious things in life technology has not easily displaced. Not yet anyway. Meanwhile, Patek Philippe is doing everything it can to keep the flame of its own traditions burning bright the best way it knows how—by perpetuating those time-honoured skills in its contemporary timepieces.

Each year, the manufacture hand-picks a selection of different models from the current collection for its artisan studios. Combining technical excellence with rare métiers d’arts, these pieces become true masterpieces in every sense of the word. Patek Philippe has always regarded its timepieces as works of artistic and mechanical perfection, and nowhere is this felt more palpably than in the Rare Handcrafts collection.

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