Patek Philippe, Omega, Philippe Dufour, Rolex and Hublot will be among the fine watchmakers whose pieces will be on display at what promises to be a must-attend exhibition for all horology buffs who missed out on attendance in Geneva last year.
Organised by Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo, and running from Monday 24thFebruary to Friday 28th February (30 Berkeley Square, 10am to 5.30pm), the exhibition will showcase the work of an industry luminary who helped drive the ongoing excellence watch brands including Blancpain, Omega, Hublot and more recently TAG Heuer and Zenith (he now serves as Non-Executive President of LVMH’s Group Watch Division).
“Having celebrated 70 years of which 45 [were spent] in the watch industry, I’m delighted to share with lovers of horology a unique exhibition of my passion for brands, watches and moments which are today an unforgettable part of my career and life,” commented Mr Biver.
In a statement, joint exhibition curators Aurel Bacs and James Marks added: “Jean-Claude Biver is a larger-than-life man and one of only a small handful of visionaries in the Swiss watch industry who must be credited for having brought true innovation, created thousands of jobs and likely one of the best ambassadors the world of horology ever had. We are incredibly honoured to call him a friend and be entrusted with this unique and largely unseen selection of highlights from his personal watch collection, spanning a century of watchmaking and many of the rarest brands, most fascinating complications and, very importantly, personal watches that marked his 45-year long distinguished career.”
See below for highlights from the exhibition, which is open to the public and free of charge.