Highlights include the yellow gold pendant watch filled with rose-cut diamonds and matching brooch that belonged to Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II's own open faced sumptuous watch which she kindly donated to the proceedings. You'll also get the chance to see pieces once owned by Franz Joseph I, Emperor of Austria and King of Hungary, and Oscar II, King of Sweden and Norway.
Much like that latest Kate Middleton dress which flew off the shelves, the young Queen Victoria started a wave of enthusiasm for the innovative new time pieces, popular for their revolutionary keyless aspect.
Now we can appreciate these national treasures as symbols of historical heritage and the incredible craftsmanship behind each ornate piece.
|What||Watch Art: Patek Philippe Grand Exhibition, Saatchi Gallery|
|Where||Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York's HQ, King's Road, London, SW3 4RY | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Sloane Square (underground)|
27 May 15 – 07 Jun 15, 9:00 to 19:00 weekdays and Saturdays, and from 10:00 to 16:00 on Sundays
|Website||Click here for more details|