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The OAK Collection - A World Premiere in the World of Watch Collectors !

The OAK Collection A World Premiere in the World of Watch Collectors !

Four decades of watch collecting revealed to the world at the Design Museum, London

The OAK Collection exhibition - 'One of A Kind' - comprises 168 'best of the best' vintage and contemporary museum quality watches was previewed at London’s Design Museum with an exclusive cocktail party event to mark the Grand Opening of the week long OAK Collection public exhibition. 

This is the first time a private collection of this magnitude and importance has been exhibited at a museum therefore representing a significant moment in the modern history of horology. The OAK Collection is a one of a kind collection that reflects a four-decade long passion of a single private collector, Mr Patrick Getreide. Among the collection includes a carefully curated edit of the world’s finest timepieces including; unrepeatable special orders, ultra-rare limited editions, the most valuable examples of their type and the largest number of Patek Philippe pieces once owned by the celebrated collector Henry Graves Jr. to now be held in private hands. 

Mr Patrick Getreide welcomed his special guests with an opportunity to delve into the exclusive preview of the curated private collection prior to public opening. The exhibition was officially declared open with a traditional ribbon cutting moment presented by Patrick Getreide, the Swiss ambassador Markus Leitner, Tim Marlow CEO & Director of the Design Museum, exhibition curator Nick Foulkes and Lord Peter Mandelson Chairman of the Design Museum. 

Guests of Patrick Getreide were included Thierry Stern, President of Patek Philippe, Jean Arnault from LVMH Group, Jean-Claude Biver, Pierre Biver, H.E Evelyne Genta, Adam Clayton from U2 music band, Guy Ritchie, Rocco Ritchie, George Bamford, François Curiel, President of Christie’s Luxury, Aurel Bacs and Livia Russo, Tinie Tempah, Marchioness Weymouth, Lord Ceawlin Thynn, June Sarpong, Tamara Beckwith, Giorgio Veroni, James Marks, Jay Rutland, Bella Freud, Martha Freud, Jeremy Hackett, Patrick Grant, Oliver Spencer, Flora Vesterberg, Fiona Leahy, Lily Gabriella Elia , Sebastian Conran, Sophie Conran and Gertrude Conran.

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Patek Philippe enjoys outstanding renown and rare prestige, due to the constancy with which the Manufacture has applied its philosophy of excellence ever since it was founded.

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