A La Vieille Russie & Parmigiani Fleurier Present the Sandoz Collection in New York City

Sandoz Collection in New York City

From October 26 – November 26, a selection of beautiful and rare pieces from the personal collection of Maurice Sandoz will be on display at A La Vieille Russie in New York City. The exhibition includes rare pieces by Fabergé, singular vintage pocket watches, modern Parmigiani timepieces, plus two new wristwatches from Parmigiani. Find complete details inside.

The exhibit, titled Mechanical Wonders: The Sandoz Collection, offers a unique opportunity to celebrate watchmaking art. Restored by Michel Parmigiani, the Sandoz Collection, which includes Fabergé, automatons and timepieces, will be exhibited to the public in the U.S. for the first time in over 50 years. Contemporary watches from the Parmigiani Fleurier collection will also be on display.

Below left, Parmigiani’s Fleurier headquarters, and A La Vieille Russie New York.
Parmigiani Fleurier and A La Vieille Russie

Parmigiani will launch two new timepieces to honor two pocket watches from the Sandoz Collection – the Oval Watch with Telescopic Hands and the Perrin Frères Pocket Watch, both dating from the 1800s. Drawings of the new wristwatches appear below, along with images of pieces from the Sandoz Collection.

An homage to the Oval Watch with Telescopic Hands.
Oval Watch with Telescoping Hands

A Toric Minute Repeater that pays tribute to the Perrin Frères pocket watch.
Toric Minute Repeater

A La Vieille Russie is located at 781 Fifth Avenue at 59th Street in Manhattan.

Below, a restorer works on the Perrin Frères pocket watch.
Perrin Frères restoration

The restored Perrin Frères movement

Restoring the Fabergé Peacock Egg.
Fabergé Peacock Egg restoration underway

Fabergé Peacock Egg complete

The “La Cueillette des cerises” pocket watch, returned to its former glory.
La Cueillette des cerises pocket watch

The Yousoupoff Egg, created by Carl Fabergé.
The Yousoupoff Egg

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    About Mike Disher

    My name is Mike Disher and I am WatchTime's technical editor. My interest in watches dates to 1972 and I caught the internet bug in 1997. In 1999 I combined these interests by joining TimeZone.com as its first full-time employee, and later that year I attended my first Basel Fair. I managed TZ from 2000-2007, and in 2008 I joined WatchTime.

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    1. Harriet M Clem says:

      Can you tell me please if the catalogue for the Sandoz exhibit is still available for purchase.

      • Jason Francisco says:

        You should check the website of A La Vieille Russie, where the exhibit was held: http://www.alvr.com/contact-us/

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