Clock In The World

BAZAAR brings you to places where the art of haute horlogerie and innovative spirit abound. By Emmilyn Yeoh

1. The Art of Watches Grand Exhibition New York 2017

The Italian Renaissance-inspired Cipriani 42nd Street

Trace the history of Patek Philippe’s 178-year heritage and high-precision watchmaking traditions in 10 unique rooms. Experience what it would feel like to visit the Patek Philippe manufacture in Geneva, marvel at pocket and wristwatches dating back to 1530, and witness artisans at work during the interactive demonstrations. From July 13 to 23 at Cipriani 42nd Street, New York.

2. Baselworld 2018

Baselworld: The Show

The world’s biggest annual trade show of international watch and jewellery brands will run for six days instead of eight next year. Discover the most noteworthy timepieces buzzing with new complications, futuristic designs, and finest craftsmanship. From March 22, 2018 to March 27, 2018 at Messe Basel, Switzerland.

3. Jardin du Temps

The century-old garden of inspiration at Jardin du Temps

Featuring a beautiful landscape that inspired generations of great watchmakers, the Jardin du Temps is a public park that belongs to the Audemars Piguet Foundation. The surprise of a shelter of a mammoth mould, found in 1969, awaits at the end of your walk in this educational botanical garden. At Le Brassus, Switzerland.

4. IWC Museum

IWC headquarters in Schaffhausen

The water bank of the world-famous Rhine Falls flows seamlessly adjacent to the IWC Schaffhausen headquarters. With an impressive building designed by architect G Meyer, the IWC Museum within houses an impressive collection with documentation from IWC’s own archives, including an exhibition that tracks the evolution of the iconic Aquatimer collection since 1967. At Schaffhausen, Switzerland.

5. Musée d’horlogerie du Locle

Discover the history of watch movements in the Watch Museum

After acting as the Watchmaking School of Le Locle for 83 years, the Watch Museum got its rebirth in a historic manor in 1959. Its current exhibition, ‘La Neuchâteloise’, centres around the Neuchâtel clock, inviting viewers to delve into the triumphs and trials in clockmaking history to better appreciate the traditional pendulum clock. Until October 8 at Château des Monts, Le Locle, Switzerland.

6. Maison des Foundateurs

The spiralling museum at Audemars Piguet’s headquarters

Danish firm Bjarke Ingels Group adds a spiralling museum to the beautiful headquarters of Audemars Piguet. To reflect the brand’s advanced science and craft of watchmaking, a glass pavilion, partially embedded into the landscape, will showcase more than 126 years of complex watches. Slated to open in 2018 at Vallée de Joux, Switzerland.

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