Video: The Royal Oak Anniversary, Park Armory and Audemars Piguet Art Director Octavio Garcia
Gerald Genta’s Special Royal Oak with Gold Bezel
If you’re a watch geek, I’m sure you either attended or heard about Audemars Piguet’s celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Royal Oak. One of the pieces released in honor of the birthday was the Openworked Extra-Thin Royal Oak Limited edition.
What you haven’t seen or heard is this special interview with AP art director Octavio Garcia done at SIHH a few months ago. He gives insight into the history of the Royal Oak and its impact on the watch landscape as well as why AP decided to reposition themselves and change their message.
Against the backdrop of footage taken at the exhibition held at the Park Armory, Garcia gives us a window into the world of Audemars Piguet through the Royal Oak. He speaks about the watch that shook up sport watch category for its bold and audacious design—and price.
For the show, Audemars Piguet commissioned avant-garde artists to transform the space. Dan Holdsworth took sumptuous pictures of the Vallée de Joux, where Audemars Piguet’s home of Le Brassus resides; Sebastian Leon Agneesens provided an otherworldly sound installation seeming to emanate from organ pipes set around the room; while Davide Quayola transfixed with his experimental film, playing with sculpture, photography and geometry assembling and disassembling over a mirroring pool.
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