Audemars Piguet @ Royal Oak 40 Years from Avant-Garde To Icon Exhibition ~ Paris

Audermars Piguet held an exhibition event dedicated to the 40th anniversary of the Royal Oak, the iconic watch of the Audemars Piguet Manufacture, opened its doors recently at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris after New York and Milan. This is the first time that the Manufacture from Le Brassus has assembled over 100 iconic pieces from the 40 years-long history of the Royal Oak, the first luxury sports watch in steel. The ambience of the Art museum Palais de Tokyo provides the perfect space to celebrate the anniversary of this legendary timepiece.
The exhibition décor was designed to showcase not only the expertise and know-how of Audemars Piguet but also the boldness and modernity of a watch that revolutionised the way Haute Horlogerie looked forty years ago. The original set of the exhibition, with its blend of architecture, video, photography and sound environment, was designed by artists Sébastien Léon Agneessens, Quayola and Dan Holdsworth.
The exhibition runs from 6th-10th June in the Saut du Loup room at the Palais de Tokyo offering all lovers of Haute Horlogerie and the Royal Oak the opportunity to meet and talk with a master watchmaker from Le Brassus and discover the guillochage machine with which the Manufacture crafts its famous tapestry dial, an emblem of the Royal Oak and one of the characteristics that have set this timepiece apart for 40 years now.
 After Paris, the next stage of the Royal Oak 40 Years exhibition will head to Beijing from 30th August to 2nd September 2012.

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