Writer Stacy Perman with “The Dance of Time, Three Nymphs Supporting a Clock,” by clockmaker Jean-Baptiste Lepaute and sculptor Claude Michel Clodion, Paris, 1788, from the show “Precision and Splendor: Clocks and Watches at the Frick Collection.”
“A Grand Complication: The Race to Build the World’s Most Legendary Watch” by Stacy Perman
Patek Philippe 18-k gold astronomical watch, The Packard, 1927. Pressing down on the winding crown reveals the sky chart.
Patek Philippe 18-k gold coin-form watch, 1928.
Patek Philippe 18-k gold grande complication watch in its fitted presentation box, 1926.
Photo by George Chinsee
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