Since it was founded in Brauss, Switzerland, in 1875, Swiss fine watch brand Audemars Piguet has continuously broken through the boundaries of fine watch aesthetics in the heritage of the century. Watchmaking tradition is infused with vitality and vitality. Audemars Piguet’s unremitting pursuit of the perfect fusion of technical ingenuity and artistic spirit, has a great passion and great resonance for the creativity and innovation of the art world.
Minute repeater pocket watch with hand-finished movement
Extreme craftsmanship and design aesthetics
Sanding, polishing, ingenuity and hands create breathtaking micro-arts, great details. The prestigious Audemars Piguet craftsmanship stems from the love and focus on beauty and art. The decorative craftsmanship done by hand is one of the most intuitive differences between industrialization and fine watchmaking. Audemars Piguet’s watchmakers once said, ‘We make beautiful things that can be passed down from generation to generation, integrating art into craftsmanship and every piece of our work.’
Design drawing of Royal Oak series double balance skeleton skeleton watch
Audemars Piguet’s fine watchmaking tradition has always been closely linked to the ultimate in craftsmanship and design aesthetics. Among them, the skeletonized timepieces embodying superb craftsmanship, noble and magnificent high-end jewelry timepieces, and the minute repeater timepieces symbolizing the pioneering spirit have always been the most proud examples of Audemars Piguet, which also reflects the high-end watchmaking technology and The perfect fusion of aesthetic design-these three types of timepieces not only require master watchmakers to have the most outstanding professional knowledge, but also vividly explain the mastery of watchmaking masters in the field of design aesthetics.
Hollow finishing of the movement by hand
Different from traditional models, the skeletonized timepiece is inspired by the structural beauty of the building and uses this as a standard to create the structural design of the movement. The hollowed-out timepiece is completed with superb manual craftsmanship, showing the transparent beauty of the movement to the greatest extent, including the mechanical structure of the movement and the structural beauty of the gears and bridge splints. Subsequently, all movement components were retouched under the hands of Audemars Piguet’s watchmakers, usually more delicately carved by hand. As early as the 1930s, Audemars Piguet had mastered the process of making hollow timepieces, and professional craftsmen had created this complex timepiece that reflected the beauty of precision.
Blueprints for women’s millennial watches
Since the 1880s, Audemars Piguet’s timepieces have become a masterpiece of design aesthetics and the spirit of independence. Looking back at the source of inspiration for women’s timepieces, it is not difficult to find that Audemars Piguet always embodies materials and craftsmanship that reflect the characteristics of the era in the creation of women’s timepieces: including classic materials such as diamonds, gems, onyx, etc., which are creative in the master craftsmanship In his hands, he turned into a masterpiece with personality.
Millennial women’s watch decorated with onyx and diamonds
Diamond Fury Diamond Jewellery Watch
Minute repeater is one of the most prestigious functions in the field of fine watchmaking. It can strike the repeater in the order of hour, minute and minute, so that time can be known by sound outside the watch dial. When the time signal is activated, two miniature hammers will strike the spiral gong, giving a pleasant and bright sound. The minute repeater chronograph can complete 720 totally different percussion sequences, each of which represents a current time on the dial. Since the brand was founded, Audemars Piguet’s R & D and innovation of the minute repeater function has been uninterrupted and fruitful, becoming one of the most representative fine watchmaking brands in this field.
Royal Oak Concept Super Chronograph with precision adjustment and case assembly
Audemars Piguet and Basel
From the perspective of avant-garde art to interpret artistic humanities and natural ecology, Audemars Piguet continues to explore and try to establish a language between fine watchmaking and art to interpret humanity, nature, time and science. Through constant experimentation and innovation, seeking the perfect fusion of innovative craftsmanship and design aesthetics is the essence of art and the pursuit of fine watchmaking.
Art Basel 2013: by French designer Sebastian. Collector’s living room designed by Agnès for Audemars Piguet
Adhering to the spirit of creativity, innovation and independence, Audemars Piguet has always maintained a close relationship with modern and contemporary art. Since 2013, Audemars Piguet has been a global partner of Art Basel, the world’s top contemporary and contemporary art exhibition. This positive and close cooperative relationship continues to this day. Audemars Piguet will support this art event through three major touring exhibitions in Basel, Miami and Hong Kong. Since 2013, Audemars Piguet has launched an innovative concept collector’s living room at the Art Basel site, inviting designers and artists to bring their creative talents to life, showing the scenes of the birthplace of Audemars Piguet-Vallée de Joux, Switzerland Thing. By French designer Sebastian. The collector’s living room designed by Sebastien Agneesens was inspired by British photographer Dan. The photography of Dan Holdsworth is unique. During the 2013 Miami Station, Audemars Piguet joined hands with Galerie Perrotin to showcase a large floating inflatable art installation ‘Curiosity’ designed by Kolkoz, France.
Art Basel 2013: Audemars Piguet presents Curiosity by French art group Crekuz
In 2014, Basel Art Fair Miami Station, Audemars Piguet and Peabody Essex Museum cooperated to exhibit Thai-Europe. The power plant ‘Strandbeest’ designed by Theo Jansen, Thai Europe. Jansen used wind to move bionic beasts along Miami Beach, causing an unprecedented sensation. At the scene of the Art Basel Hong Kong station in 2014, French designer Matthew. Mathieu Lehanneur unveiled the mystery of the ‘Mineral Lab’ exhibition area and merged with Austrian video artist Kurt. A panoramic film ‘Measure’ designed by Kurt Hentschläger for Audemars Piguet. In 2015, Audemars Piguet launched a green, moss-covered ecological wall, and the French artist Alexander. Constellations, a custom sound installation by Alexandre Joly. Through this art installation, you can listen to the flowing water from Ru Valley, the sound of birds singing and Audemars Piguet minute repeater. In cooperation with Art Basel, Audemars Piguet has launched a series of fascinating art projects, using modern techniques to explain the close and profound relationship between human beings, nature, time and science, showing the spirit of creativity, innovation and independence Audemars Piguet’s firm commitment to the development of modern art.
Art Basel 2014: Audemars Piguet’s ‘Mineral Lab’ exhibition area, by French designer Matthew. By Ray Hannil
Art Basel 2014: Audemars Piguet joins with the Bourbon Museum to exhibit Thai-Europe. Strandbeest by Janssen
Audemars Piguet Art Creation Commission
Over the years, Audemars Piguet and talented artists have created a series of works inspired by the brand’s birthplace, Ru Valley, Switzerland, in the form of photography, video, sculpture installations, and sound art. Through the creation of his works, the artist expresses his impressions of the multi-source and innovation of Ru Guya and complex watchmaking. In June 2015, Audemars Piguet launched the ‘Audemars Piguet Art Commission commission’, which aims to provide artists with strong support to work with them to create complex, precise and innovative modern art works.
British photographer Dan Dan Holdsworth
In the creative process of artists constantly breaking through existing technology and showing scientific creativity, the ‘Audemars Piguet Art Commission commissioned project’ successfully created a close connection between the fine watchmaking tradition and modern art. The project’s artwork is overseen by the annual guest curator and selected by an international jury. As part of the ‘Audemars Piguet Art Commission commissioning program’, Audemars Piguet will provide cutting-edge tools, craftsmanship and technical support necessary for the creation of invited artists. Finalists will be invited to visit Audemars Piguet’s headquarters in Ru Valley, Learn more about the brand’s more than 140 years of watchmaking tradition, superb craftsmanship and innovative ideas in the field of fine watchmaking. An artist who finally stands out from the shortlist will work hand in hand with the guest curator to create the work.
Designer Matthew. Mathieu Lehanneur
In 2015, Swiss artist Robin. Robin Meier was selected as the first artist of the Audemars Piguet Art Commission. In the famous curator Mark. Olivier. With the assistance of Marc-Olivier Wahler, Robin. Mel created the ‘Synchronicity’ art installation, which interprets the laws of order in nature. This device is used to explore phenomena in nature and learn how fireflies scattered in remote areas around the world consistently emit biofluorescence. To complete the installation, Robin Mayer conducted a sophisticated and sophisticated investigation, combining in-depth scientific research with challenging technical practices.
Robin in Art Basel 2015. Mel’s Synchronicity installation
Art Basel 2015: French designer Alexander. Jolly’s Constellations sound installation for Audemars Piguet
This year, Chinese artist Sun Xun was selected as the 2016 ‘Audemars Piguet Art Commission’. He will work with the 2016 Audemars Piguet commissioned guest curator Shen Ruixun to create new works of art, and will debut at the Art Basel Miami Station in December 2016. Sun Xun is known as one of the most talented young artists in China, and he is good at using exquisite traditional craftsmanship to create unique experimental experiments in different media. He is good at creating with various media such as sketch, painting, animation and installation art. He uses painting, woodcut, traditional Chinese ink painting, and charcoal to create expressive stop motion animation images. Realism style and mythological imagery create shocking audiovisual effects.
Sun Xun, Audemars Piguet’s commissioned artist in 2016
On the basis of successful cooperation, Audemars Piguet and Art Basel continue to work together and share their common wish to promote the development of contemporary art. Olivier Audemars, Vice Chairman of the Audemars Piguet Board of Directors, said: ‘We are very honored to be the co-sponsored global sponsor of Art Basel, and we are excited about the cooperation between the two parties. In the framework of cooperation over the past three years, we have successfully implemented common art initiatives. Projects have also become a source of inspiration for our product development. ‘Mark Basel, director of Art Basel. Marc Spiegler said: ‘I am very happy that Audemars Piguet can continue to work with our partnership. Since becoming a global co-sponsor of Art Basel in 2013, Audemars Piguet has proved its support for art with practical actions. I am also very pleased to see the booming development of the ‘Audemars Piguet Art Commission commissioning program’ and we look forward to continuing to work with Audemars Piguet in the future. ‘
Art Basel 2016: British photographer Dan. Continuous Topography by Holzworth