Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 40th Anniversary Exhibition
Celebrating 40 years, Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak journeys to key cities around the world, including Singapore in October
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak (1972)
40 years ago, Swiss watchmaker Gerald Genta designed the Royal Oak for Audemars Piguet, a bold response to a request for an “unprecedented steel watch”. As the world’s first luxury sports timepiece in 1972, unheard of at the time, it changed the face of watchmaking.
It has since become an iconic style for the brand, spawning 15 unique models including the world’s first tantalum case in 1986; the Grande Complication in 1998; and most recently, the Extra-Thin Royal Oak 40th Anniversary commemorative timepiece.
Such an icon is certainly worthy of a large-scale celebration, and Audemars Piguet has planned just that, taking the Royal Oak on a world tour that kicked off in New York City in March.
The Royal Oak (1972) and Gerald Genta
This October 9 to 14, the Royal Oak 40th Anniversary Exhibition makes its final pitstop in Singapore, at the equally iconic, now defunct Tanjong Pagar Railway Station. The exhibition will be a meeting of design, photography, sound, and film, created by artists Sebastien Leon Agneessens, Quayola, and Dan Holdsworth. Also on display will be 100 exceptional timepieces to illustrate Audemars Piguet’s origins, mastery, and artistry.
The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 40th Anniversary Exhibition will be on from October 10 to 14, 2012, at Tanjong Pagar Railway Station, 30 Keppel Road