This year, 50 exceptional dome table clocks, pocket watches and wristwatches make up the collection.

Patek Philippe prides itself as one of the most dedicated guardians of grand traditions as much as it is known as a watchmaker.

One of its efforts in preserving and celebrating traditions is its Rare Handcrafts exhibition held annually at its Salons on Rue du Rhône in Geneva. The curated collection features the year’s most exquisite skills and craftsmanship, an ode by the maison to its creativity of sorts.

This year, 50 exceptional dome table clocks, pocket watches and wristwatches make up the 2018 collection, each a testament to the maison’s artisanal skill ranging from its iconic grand-feu enameling techniques to its immaculate gem-setting and hand guilloching.

Patek Philippe’s dome table clocks are particularly prized for its cloisonné enamel surface. Each piece is unique with varying themes and only a very small select number of artists are qualified to work on such objects that have curves to the panels where the enamel lies.

Here are some of the most beautiful pieces showcased at the 2018 exhibition:

The Galleon
The Galleon

The Galleon

Pocket watch with back in low-relief hand-engraving

Königssee in Bavaria
Königssee in Bavaria

Königssee in Bavaria

Pocket watch with back in miniature painting on enamel

Tavern in the Alps
Tavern in the Alps

Tavern in the Alps

Pocket watch with back in miniature painting on enamel

Italian Scenes 'Ponte Vecchio'
Italian Scenes 'Ponte Vecchio'

Italian Scenes 'Ponte Vecchio'

Set of three Calatrava wristwatches with dials in cloisonné enamel enriched with miniature painting on enamel over hand-executed guilloché work

Italian Scenes 'Cinque Terre'
Italian Scenes 'Cinque Terre'

Italian Scenes 'Cinque Terre'

Set of three Calatrava wristwatches with dials in cloisonné enamel enriched with miniature painting on enamel over hand-executed guilloché work

Italian Scenes 'Tuscany'
Italian Scenes 'Tuscany'

Italian Scenes 'Tuscany'

Set of three Calatrava wristwatches with dials in cloisonné enamel enriched with miniature painting on enamel over hand-executed guilloché work

Tropical Plants 'Strelitzias'
Tropical Plants 'Strelitzias'

Tropical Plants 'Strelitzias'

Set of two Calatrava wristwatches with dials in cloisonné enamel

Tropical Plants 'Heliconias'
Tropical Plants 'Heliconias'

Tropical Plants 'Heliconias'

Set of two Calatrava wristwatches with dials in cloisonné enamel

Pictures in Relief 'Birds and Clouds'
Pictures in Relief 'Birds and Clouds'

Pictures in Relief 'Birds and Clouds'

Set of three Calatrava wristwatches, dials decorated with hand-executed guilloché work and gold applied ornaments

Bhutan Textiles
Bhutan Textiles

Bhutan Textiles

Set of two Calatrava wristwatches with cloisonné enamel dials enriched with gold powder

Bhutan Textiles
Bhutan Textiles

Bhutan Textiles

Set of two Calatrava wristwatches with cloisonné enamel dials enriched with gold powder

Swiss Alps 'Roped Alpinists'
Swiss Alps 'Roped Alpinists'

Swiss Alps 'Roped Alpinists'

Set of two Calatrava wristwatches with dials in wood marquetry

Swiss Alps 'Lac  d’Emosson'
Swiss Alps 'Lac d’Emosson'

Swiss Alps 'Lac d’Emosson'

Set of two Calatrava wristwatches with dials in wood marquetry

Goldfinch
Goldfinch

Goldfinch

Calatrava wristwatch with dial in wood marquetry

Leopard at Sunset
Leopard at Sunset

Leopard at Sunset

Calatrava wristwatch with dial in wood marquetry

Italian Scenes 'Tuscany'
Italian Scenes 'Tuscany'

Italian Scenes 'Tuscany'

Set of three Calatrava wristwatches with dials in cloisonné enamel enriched with miniature painting on enamel over hand-executed guilloché work

Italian Scenes 'Cinque  Terre'
Italian Scenes 'Cinque Terre'

Italian Scenes 'Cinque Terre'

Set of three Calatrava wristwatches with dials in cloisonné enamel enriched with miniature painting on enamel over hand-executed guilloché work

Italian Scenes 'Ponte  Vecchio'
Italian Scenes 'Ponte Vecchio'

Italian Scenes 'Ponte Vecchio'

Set of three Calatrava wristwatches with dials in cloisonné enamel enriched with miniature painting on enamel over hand-executed guilloché work

Chart of the Caribbean
Chart of the Caribbean

Chart of the Caribbean

Calatrava wristwatch with cloisonné enamel dial

Tropical Fish
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish

Set of two Calatrava wristwatches with cloisonné enamel dials

Tropical Fish
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish

Set of two Calatrava wristwatches with cloisonné enamel dials

Flowers of the Orient
Flowers of the Orient

Flowers of the Orient

Dome Table Clock in cloisonné enamel

Floral Arabesques
Floral Arabesques

Floral Arabesques

Dome Table Clock in cloisonné enamel

The Planets
The Planets

The Planets

Dome Table Clock in cloisonné enamel

Cubist Fantasy
Cubist Fantasy

Cubist Fantasy

Dome Table Clock in cloisonné enamel

Art Deco Fantasy
Art Deco Fantasy

Art Deco Fantasy

Dome Table Clock in cloisonné enamel

Angels and Doves
Angels and Doves

Angels and Doves

Dome Table Clock in cloisonné enamel

Wisteria
Wisteria

Wisteria

Dome Table Clock in cloisonné enamel

Arabic Calligraphy and Doves
Arabic Calligraphy and Doves

Arabic Calligraphy and Doves

Dome Table Clock in cloisonné enamel

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