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Men's wrist watch "Square" 1958, Geneva, Patek Philippe

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Generous donation

05/25/2018

The Beyer Clock and Watch Museum is presenting last year’s acquisitions in a special exhibition. Its outstanding collection is continually being expanded – on the one hand by means of purchases, and on the other, thanks to generous gifts and bequeaths. Like this watch, this made its way from Geneva to Port-au-Prince and back again to Switzerland. Kurt Nef lived with his family in Port-au-Prince in Haiti, where he was the manager of the department store, La Belle Créole. Due to the political turmoil under the rule of the Duvalier clan, in 1959 he decided to return with his wife and three children to the safety of Switzerland. The company presented him with this Patek Philippe wristwatch as a farewell gift. Late in his life, Kurt Nef gave his Patek Philippe to his son Eric. After his father’s death, Eric Nef decided to donate the “Square”, with its eventful past, to the Beyer Clock and Watch Museum.

 

New acquisitions 2017

Our Clock and Watch Museum has acquired new timepieces, which further enhance its collection. You can find out about our latest aquisitions here.

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