MICRO EXHIBITS DEBUT AT NATIONAL WATCH & CLOCK MUSEUM
To examine in-depth specific topics in the permanent wristwatch exhibit, the National Watch and Clock Museum has adopted the concept of “micro-exhibits.” Each micro-exhibit is limited to one or two display cases placed prominently at the front of the wristwatch display. The first of two micro-exhibits includes a display of novelty wristwatches from the early twentieth century to the present; the second displays watch brands and models worn by James Bond including the "original", Ian Fleming’s Rolex. The latter Curated by James Bond watch expert Dell Deaton.
The James Bond micro-exhibit expands the theme of a much larger exhibit about James Bond watches installed at the Museum several years ago. Guest Curator and James Bond watch expert Dell Deaton created and installed both Bond exhibits.
Future micro-exhibits may focus on specific brands of watches, technological aspects (e.g., automatics or tourbillons), stylistic aspects, etc. The goal of micro-exhibiting is to bring new topics to the wristwatch gallery to represent an area of continual development in horology.