TimeForArt Swiss Institute Announces TimeForArt, The First-Ever Benefit Watch Auction To Support Contemporary Art
The inaugural edition of TimeForArt gathers exceptional timepieces from the world’s foremost watchmakers
The inaugural edition of TimeForArt gathers exceptional timepieces from the world’s foremost watchmakers, with 100% of the proceeds going directly to supporting today’s most visionary artists through Swiss Institute’s innovative exhibitions, public programs, education & community engagement workshops in New York and beyond.
The timepieces curated for TimeForArt express the most artistic elements of contemporary watchmaking, shining a light on the creative core of today’s horology. With the theme of artists for artists, all featured watches are either unique collaborations with world-renowned artisans, interventions by leading contemporary artists, bespoke examples of innovative craftsmanship or coveted limited-edition timepieces.
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The participating watch brands include:
Andersen Genève Arnold & Son x Matt Copson Chanel Chopard De Bethune x Marc Newson Hermès x HODINKEE HYT L’Epée x ECAL Laurent Ferrier M.A.D.Editions Maurice Lacroix Ralph Lauren Romain Gauthier x Anita Porchet Speake-Marin Trilobe UNIMATIC x King Nerd x Massena LAB URWERK x Cooper Jacoby
In the fall of 2022, the collection will be showcased globally at a series of events held in partnership with Phillips. The lots will be auctioned off during a live auction, in partnership with Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo, at Phillips' New York headquarters at 432 Park Avenue on December 10th and 11th, 2022. Bidders will have the opportunity to place advance bids or bid in person. In addition, the auction will be livestreamed, and bidders can bid over the phone or online.
The inaugural TimeForArt auction ushers in a new collaborative chapter in the long history of art and horology, in resonance with today’s heightened desire for both rejuvenation and authenticity. Artist-centric, content-driven and philanthropically minded, Swiss Institute provides a vibrant New York platform to celebrate contemporary horology through an artistic lens for collectors and enthusiasts alike.
Named after John Arnold, the English watchmaker of the 18th century renowned for his ingenuity and work on marine chronometers, Arnold & Son perpetuates today his legacy, exploring contemporary...Find out more >
Through her life, Gabrielle Chanel embodied strength, character and a fierce desire for independence. Maison CHANEL, avant-garde and constantly innovative, has come down through the decades to...Find out more >
Maison Chopard epitomises the alliance between watchmaking and jewellery. It has always known how to meet the expectations of its day, relying on four essential values: expertise, tradition,...Find out more >
De Bethune embraces the wealth of the watchmaking knowhow of the past in order to design the watches of the future. This combination results in timepieces with all the attributes and technical...Find out more >
“La Montre Hermès” has adopted an epicurean philosophy that values the creation of sober, contemporary timepieces.Find out more >
The pioneers of “fluidic time” have become specialists in something that had long been thought impossible: combining mechanics and fluids in a wristwatch.Find out more >
Laurent Ferrier’s approach to watchmaking revolves around five essential characteristics that are taken into account in the development of all the brand’s timepieces.Find out more >
Based in the Jura region of Switzerland, Maurice Lacroix has been producing fine Swiss timepieces for over 40 years and has developed 14 in-house movements over the past ten years.Find out more >
Ever since the Ralph Lauren brand was founded, it has been synonymous with elegance, refinement and timelessness – and the same values are present in the brand’s timepieces.Find out more >
A horological iconoclast, intent on breaking free of traditional watchmaking. A new way of telling the time, poetry on the wrist, an emotional connection. Trilobe is all that, and much more.Find out more >
Few brands are as closely associated with the rise of avant-garde independent horology in the new millennium than URWERK, the Geneva-based brand with Swiss-German mechanical foundations.Find out more >