After more than two years of repairs and renovations, Maison Patek Philippe opened on the Bund. This new and distinguished source residence is the best testimony of Patek Philippe’s seven years in the Chinese market and its long-term partner Melchers Group. In 2005, the Patek Philippe store in Shanghai was grandly opened, marking the official entry of the brand into the Chinese market. In 2008, Patek Philippe opened its second store in China in Beijing. Today, Maison Patek Philippe replaces the Shanghai store, providing a private place for watch collectors and enthusiasts in China to share their views and knowledge about high-end timepieces and experience this outstanding brand of the famous Geneva watchmaking company Tradition.
Shanghai Patek Philippe Residence
The opening ceremony of Maison Patek Philippe was celebrated by Patek Philippe Honorary Chairman Philippe Stern, current President Thierry Stern, and CEO Claude Co-chaired by Mr. Peny. The invited guests include Mr. Zhou Wei, Mayor of Huangpu District, and Mr. Matthias Claussen, Executive Director of Melchers Group, a long-term partner. Mr. Teri Stein, President, said, ‘Maison Patek Philippe’s new location is strategically located with a strong cultural atmosphere. We hope to show China’s growing watch enthusiasts the long history and value of the brand. Not so much Buying Patek Philippe watches is actually sharing the passion and dedication of this family watchmaking company for generations. ‘
Maison Patek Philippe, as a distinguished customer experience place with functions similar to Patek Philippe Salon, has created a brand first in Asia. Yuandi will highlight various beautiful world-renowned timepieces, and at the same time lead guests to explore the legendary history and value of Patek Philippe, as well as the brand’s unparalleled customer service.
Interior view of Patek Philippe Shanghai
The new upgrade of Patek Philippe Shanghai Customer Service Center reaffirms the brand’s long-term commitment to China. The customer service center moved to the new site covers an area of nearly 1,000 square meters. This completely independent space ensures that the new customer service center operates in a more efficient manner and strictly follows the global unified standards of Geneva headquarters.
Maison Patek Philippe is located in the historic Shanghai Bund with neoclassical and colonial style. Its predecessor is the official residence of the British Consulate General in Shanghai, which was built in 1849. It reflects the relationship between Chinese culture and Western culture. Integration. The Maison Patek Philippe Residence in the same English garden as the former residence of the British Consulate General in Shanghai is quiet and beautiful. This building is located at No.33 Bundyuan, where the mother river Huangpu River and Suzhou River meet. It was commissioned in 1884. The Consulate General’s official residence is a two-story brick-wood structure with Victorian Romanesque architecture and Corinthian columns. As the earliest existing building on the Bund, the former British Consulate was the birthplace of the Bund in terms of both geographical and historical significance.
As the mother of Patek Philippe’s third generation head Philippe Stern and the mother of the current president Thierry Stern, Ms. Gerdi Stern is the chief designer and soul figure. The design team from Geneva devoted themselves to the decoration of the entire new Patek Philippe home. The furnishings, art decorations and books are all from Switzerland, France and Italy, which bring out the delicate and elegant palace charm and the relaxed and comfortable salon culture atmosphere. The interior is presented in a classic and elegant Napoleon III decoration style, with classic furniture and decorative collections in the style of Louis XVI. The crystal chandeliers of Bagues, the French royal brand arrived in Paris, are unique and unique pieces designed for the first floor central living room and showroom. Custom maple showcases are painted and stamped. Every detail and carefully selected artwork will let visitors experience the aesthetics, culture and hospitality of the Patek Philippe universe.
Maison Patek Philippe is divided into two upper and lower floors, with a building area of 1,227 square meters and a total of nine rooms, including the main exhibition hall displaying all current Patek Philippe timepieces. This is also the largest timepiece displayed by Patek Philippe in Asia series.
Patek Philippe Ref. 5130G World Time Watch
The opening of the Yuandi coincides with the Chinese Lunar Year of the Dragon. Patek Philippe has specially designed four limited edition platinum commemorative watches with dials decorated with cloisonne ́ enamel dragons. At the same time, in order to reflect the special significance of Yuandi’s completion in Shanghai, this time also specially designed and launched two ‘Shanghai’ World Time watches, limited to 50 pieces, platinum and rose gold versions of 25 each. The dials are named after the 24th time zone, of which the East Eighth District is specially marked with the red ‘Shanghai’ word instead of the usual ‘Hong Kong’, which perfectly highlights the uniqueness of this watch for Shanghai, China emotion.
What is even more exciting is that for the opening ceremony of the source residence, the legendary timepiece Star Caliber 2000 also arrived in Shanghai from Geneva. With 21 special features, this pocket watch is the third most complex pocket watch in the world. Star Caliber 2000 has witnessed the enduring legend of Patek Philippe watchmaking technology and technological innovation. This visit to Shanghai is undoubtedly the best memorial and long-lasting witness to the opening of the brand new Maison Patek Philippe.