The Royal Oak by Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet turns 40, and the milestone is being commemorated in a big way with a worldwide exhibition. Check it out below the short film, to see how one of the world’s most famous and recognizable watch dials is made. Very impressive!
“Design, photography, sound and film come together for a stellar Royal Oak 40th anniversary worldwide exhibition. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Audemars Piguet’s iconic timepiece Royal Oak, the world’s first ever luxury sports timepiece which sparked a complete paradigm shift in the watch industry, the Swiss Manufacture from Le Brassus in the Vallée de Joux has put together a unique, ephemeral exhibition.
Using design, photography, sound and film from three unequivocally 21st century artists, Sebastien Leon Agneessens, Quayola and Dan Holdsworth, the Manufacture has curated an exhibition of 100 exceptional timepieces set against the backdrop of a stage that underscores Audemars Piguet’s origins, mastery and artistry.”
Palais de Tokyo (free admission)
June 6 – 10 2012