Robb Recommends: Jean-Claude Biver: A Retrospective. Share, Respect, Forgive

An exceptional exhibition illustrating the visionary’s life-long passion for watches

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).

Jean-Claude Biver  Fred Merz | lundi13

“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.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 5402 in steel 

 

Blancpain Repetition Minutes 

 

Hublot Bigger Bang Chronograph Tourbillon 

 

Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Reference 1518 in pink gold with pink dial 

 

Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Reference 2499 in yellow gold 

 

Patek Philippe Reference 96HU Worldtime Prototype 

 

Patek Philippe Reference 1579 in platinum 

 

Patek Philippe Reference 5106J made for only watch 

 

Philippe Dufour Simplicity in rose gold 

 

Philippe Dufour Simplicity in rose gold 

 

Rexhep Rexhepi Chronometre Contemporain offered by The Hour Lounge 

 

Rexhep Rexhepi Chronometre Contemporain, offered by The Hour Lounge 

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