Audemars Piguet, a Swiss fine watchmaker, will present unprecedented watchmaking and art feasts to China in October 2016: ‘Audemars Piguet Contemporary Art and Fine Watch Exhibition’ will be held in October Jin Qiu opened grandly in Shanghai, showing the brand’s unique essence, superb craftsmanship and timepiece masterpieces in the form of contemporary art. The 200 precious timepieces constitute the shocking content of the exhibition. Among them, the 135 antique timepieces from the Audemars Piguet Museum have the highest number of Audemars Piguet antique timepieces displayed overseas. At the same time, as a global partner of Art Basel, Audemars Piguet’s representative works of art created by well-known international artists will also become a fascinating part of the exhibition.
Since its inception in 1875, Audemars Piguet has written pages of immortal chapters in the history of watches and clocks, setting many ‘first in history’ records. As the world’s only fine watchmaking brand still under the control of the founding families (Audemars and Piguet), more than 140 years ago, Audemars Piguet was born in Le Brassus, Vallée de Joux, Switzerland. Cradle of table art. After a thousand years of wind and frost in Ru Valley, the beautiful natural scenery gives birth to infinite treasures of time, which inspired and nurtured Audemars Piguet’s independent spirit and breakthrough of conventional thinking. The two founders of the brand are determined to create the world’s most outstanding inventions and timepieces, and concentrate on making complex timepieces with the highest level of decoration and polishing technology. This craftsmanship and avant-garde spirit have continued to this day, and every Audemars Piguet watch embodies breakthrough innovations in watchmaking technology and aesthetic design.
Birthplace of Audemars Piguet, Switzerland
Perfect polishing process
In order to present the brand’s breakthrough legend, independent spirit and exquisite craftsmanship, Audemars Piguet carefully planned the ‘Audemars Piguet Contemporary Art and Fine Watch Exhibition’ with the brand philosophy ‘To break the rules, you must first master them’, and The grand debut will be held on October 27, 2016 in Shanghai Yu Deyao Art Museum. This exhibition is designed by the famous French designer Mathieu Lehanneur. It is inspired by the cycle of time and takes 12 hours as the concept to show the birthplace of Audemars Piguet, family heritage, masterpieces of complex functions, advanced Watchmaking, and the legendary legends of the Royal Oak collection. The exhibition will display 200 masterpieces of timepieces from different eras, including 135 antique timepieces from the collection of Audemars Piguet Museum, making it the largest number of Audemars Piguet antique timepieces displayed overseas. ‘First in History’, limited edition masterpieces and rare treasures will all make their debut in China with this exhibition. In the exhibition, the Audemars Piguet watchmakers from Ru Valley, Switzerland will also demonstrate the essence of high-end watchmaking culture with exquisite handicrafts. Visitors can enjoy a close look at the ingenious and prestigious Audemars Piguet craftsmanship.
Audemars Piguet Complicated Pocket Watch with Jump-Second Display, Perpetual Calendar and Minute Repeater
Famous French designer Mathieu Lehanneur
In addition to hundreds of rare and precious antique timepieces, a new complex work led Audemars Piguet’s contemporary masterpieces to become another highlight of the exhibition: the minute repeater watch is Audemars Piguet’s most representative fine watchmaking skill. The Royal Oak Concept Supersonnerie, launched at the 2016 SIHH Geneva Haute Horlogerie Show, will also debut in China and be displayed at the exhibition. This new masterpiece took ten years to develop and will be a timepiece. The acoustic performance of the watch is pushed to an unparalleled realm. With three innovative patented technologies, it creates the loudest minute repeater sound today. It is a masterpiece developed by Audemars Piguet in the field of minute repeater, which composes the outstanding quality of the minute repeater watch. Brand new movement.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Series Super Chronograph
Audemars Piguet’s masterpieces of timepieces stem from the love and focus on beauty and art. The brand has a great passion and great resonance for the creativity and innovation of the art world. Since its inception, Audemars Piguet has continuously explored the similarities between art and craftsmanship, relentlessly pursuing the perfect fusion of technical ingenuity and artistic spirit. Since 2013, Audemars Piguet has been a global partner of Art Basel, the world’s top contemporary and contemporary art exhibition. It has set up innovative concept exhibition halls in the three exhibitions of Art Basel Hong Kong, Basel and Miami Beach to show the world. Extraordinary timepieces, and strongly support the creation of contemporary artists, inviting designers and artists to creatively interpret the valley of Audemars Piguet, Switzerland. The “Audemars Piguet Contemporary Art and Fine Watchmaking Exhibition” also perfectly combines fine watchmaking with contemporary art. The artworks in the exhibition are also extremely exciting. Many internationally renowned artists’ works inspired by Ru Valley have been exhibited at Art Basel and will also debut in Shanghai for the first time: Dan Holz, a famous British photographer Dan Holdsworth is good at combining nature and space through images and photos, and exploring the relationship between humans, time and nature. Ru Valley, the birthplace of Audemars Piguet, is his favorite location for photography. This beautiful source of original ecology will come to Shanghai through his lens. This exhibition also invites a Chinese artist to participate in and specially create a work of art. He will express his ‘Chinese interpretation’ of Ru Guya with his unique perspective and artistic form. Following the first exhibition in Shanghai, the ‘Audemars Piguet Contemporary Art and Fine Watchmaking Exhibition’ will continue to tour in many art capitals around the world.
Famous British photographer Dan Holdsworth
Continuous Topography by Dan Holdsworth
Some stories are legends in themselves. They span centuries and are passed on from generation to generation, and become even more extraordinary as the years go by. Since its founding in 1875, Audemars Piguet has inherited the fine watchmaking craftsmanship passed from generation to generation, the spirit of independent innovation that breaks the routine, and the pursuit of art and beauty, and has continuously written extraordinary stories of time. From October 27 to November 13, 2016, ‘Audemars Piguet Contemporary Art and Fine Watchmaking Exhibition’ invites you to see the legend.