Historic icons like Albert Einstein, Queen Victoria and Peter Tchaikovsky owned a Patek Philippe – which speaks to the caliber of these distinctive timepieces. Southern California watch enthusiasts are invited to a premier exhibition by the legendary Swiss watchmaker hosted by Leeds & Son Fine Jewelers in Palm Desert, CA, one weekend only, November 13-15, 2009.
Customers will have a rare opportunity to view a selection of both exhibition watches and some of the newer collection of watches for sale. The exhibition offers a journey through the past and the present of watchmaking. The timepieces exhibited embody some of Patek Philippe’s most stunning creations.
Included in the display will be a special showing of the 2009 Basel Collection, featuring the Annual Calendar Chronograph watch, which took over two years to produce. The patented Patek Philippe Annual Calendar, with selfwinding chronograph movement, is a full?function calendar that automatically recognizes months with 30 and 31 days and when kept running only needs to be corrected by hand once a year on March 1. It displays the day, date, and month in three apertures and controls the day/night indicator at 6:00.
This exclusive event is free and open to the public, but appointments to view the collections are recommended. Call 760-568-5266 to schedule a private viewing.
“Patek Philippe is considered the Rolls Royce of the watch industry,” said Terry Weiner, CEO of Leeds & Son. “We have waited for years to get a Patek Philippe event at our store. This is the only place in the Inland Empire that you will get to see the Patek Philippe collections. We’re pleased to be able to offer such an extraordinary opportunity to our clients.”
Patek Philippe timepieces are highly coveted among collectors and enthusiasts, and have long been considered the benchmark at watch auctions around the world. The watches range in price from $11,000 to almost a quarter of a million dollars.
About Leeds & Son Fine Jewelers
A desert tradition since 1947, Leeds & Son (LeedsandSon.com) is the desert's premier jeweler, offering name-brand gemstones and watches with the finest craftsmanship and design. Leeds & Son is located in a 6,300 square foot state-of-the-art facility in the heart of the El Paseo Shopping District. Leeds & Son is an official authorized agent for highest quality brands and designers including Bvlgari, Baume & Mercier, Marco Bicego, Roberto Coin, Pianegonda, Mikimoto, Patek Philippe, Lazare Kaplan, Harry Winston, Jaeger-LeCoultre, John Hardy, JB Star, Memoire, Simon G and many more. Leeds & Son is located at 73-670 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260.
November 13 – 14, 2009 from 10am – 5:30pm
November 15, 2009 from Noon – 5pm
FREE, appointments encouraged, 760-568-5266
Patek Philippe exhibition timepieces on display at Leeds & Son Fine Jewelers in Palm Desert, CA, as well as a selection of watches from the new Basel Collection for sale.