Opening tomorrow in London is Well Suited, a so-called "selling exhibition" of top-tier independent watches paired with tailoring and menswear. The former come courtesy of the Phillips Watch Department, in particular Mr. James Marks, and the latter come from Thom Sweeney, a London tailoring firm founded by Luke Sweeney and Thom Whiddett, who, according to Phillips, are both watch collectors themselves. This isn't the first time Phillips has done something like this, having formerly teamed up with our friends over at The Rake and Mr. Porter for last fall's Styled watch auction.
The exhibition itself features around two dozen watches from brands like Rolex, Patek Philippe, Richard Mille, F.P. Journe, Grand Seiko, Vianney Halter, and more, with the highlight of the bunch being a 37mm rose gold Simplicity by Philippe Dufour. (For more on Dufour and why that watch is so special, be sure to check out our interview with him from The Road To Basel.) The Thom Sweeney team has made up a selection of bespoke tailoring specifically to accompany the watches and there will also be tailors working on site in a makeshift cutting room during the show.
If you're in London and have a chance to pop by, I don't think you'll regret it. The selection of watches on its own is worth checking out, but the additional style angle should make it even more fun. Well Suited opens tomorrow morning (March 15) and is on through March 21 at Phillips' London headquarters at 30 Berkeley Square. The hours are 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM Monday to Saturday and 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Sunday. If you visit, let us know what you think in the comments below!
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