On August 23, 2017, Audemars Piguet, a Swiss fine watchmaker, presented the ‘Natural and Feminine’ art dinner at the Beijing Yue Art Museum. With its exquisite craftsmanship and avant-garde creativity, Audemars Piguet interprets the wide-ranging nature of natural creations with ingenuity, and establishes a perfect fusion between fine watchmaking and art. Discovering the beauty of time with the heart of art, Audemars Piguet has specially launched a series of activities on the theme of ‘nature and women’ to work with extraordinary women to show the refined elegance, independence and excellence of time.
The beauty of nature and time in art
The Beijing art theme dinner was held in the artist Ms. Li Xiaoling’s ‘Landscape Women / Huashishi’ solo exhibition. Influenced by the connotation of Eastern culture and the influence of Western European art, Li Xiaoling’s works incorporate ink, oil painting, photography and other techniques, unique to women The delicate perspective conveys the beauty of man and nature. In June 2017, during her visit to the birthplace of Audemars Piguet, Li Xiaoling was impressed by the marvellous natural scenery of the Ru Valley, and the beauty carved by nature, the beauty of Audemars Piguet’s timepieces. The brushwork of art presents mountains and stones, forests and waters that contain the power of time, creating the works in this exhibition.
Li Xiaoling collects her style in Ru Valley, the birthplace of Audemars Piguet
Li Xiaoling visits Audemars Piguet Museum in Brassus, Switzerland
The dinner scene was full of artistic atmosphere, and the guests who loved art gathered together to admire Li Xiaoling’s innovative Chinese and Western paintings. He had a philosophical installation, felt the female spirit advocated by Audemars Piguet, had inner strength, beauty from the inside out, and independence. And powerful.
Audemars Piguet’s ‘Nature and Women’ Art Dinner
Guests wear Audemars Piguet Millennium series creative wrist scenery
At the same time, Audemars Piguet’s art projects, such as the series of photographs of the Ru Valley landscape created by British artist Dan Holdsworth, and the video art work entitled ‘Day and Night’ by Ru Valley created by the young Chinese artist Cheng Ran ‘Circadian Rhythm’ makes viewers feel the unique beauty of this natural environment in the place where the pioneering spirit inherited from Audemars Piguet is born. The dialogue and resonance between art and fine watchmaking have brought guests infinite inspiration and beauty.
Many nature-related artworks displayed at the dinner site also include: a dozen antique women’s timepieces specially selected by the Swiss Museum from the Swiss Museum, as well as contemporary and unique millennial series and royal oak series women’s watches, these Ru Valley The masterpiece bred by nature shines the extraordinary light.
Audemars Piguet Museum Collection Antique Women’s Watches
Extraordinary imprints of legendary women’s stories
Audemars Piguet has created exquisite and elegant timepieces for women since its inception. The earliest Audemars Piguet women’s timepieces date back to 1883. At the event, 16 antique women’s timepieces spanning various art styles from the 19th to the 21st century were displayed on-site, not only showing the characteristics of the era, but also the breakthrough decorative arts and advanced watchmaking craftsmanship passed down from generation to generation. Breathtaking.
1893, Art Nouveau brooch
This 18K rose gold brooch timepiece is a model of the Art Nouveau period. It uses a rich purple-red transparent enamel, which is processed by engraving and decorated with diamonds. This decoration requires engraving on the back of the case, followed by transparent green enamel. You can wear it with the enamel facing forward or the dial facing forward.
In the 1920’s when Art Deco style prevailed, Audemars Piguet’s unique molding art and gem setting technology won high praise. At the same time, in order to meet the trend of smaller women’s timepieces, Audemars Piguet developed a miniature movement, which became a fashion admired by women. .
1920 Art Deco Secret watch
The Art Deco Secret watch made in 1920 was designed by world-renowned jeweller Oscar Heyman. The platinum strap is set with 261 brilliant-cut diamonds, 12 leaf-cut rubies, 35 step-cut emeralds, 16 princess-cut diamonds, and 1 marquise-cut diamond. The overall design completely breaks the watch and jewelry The boundary between.
In the 21st century, women in the new era rely on the coexistence of independence, courage, softness, and firmness to control life and achieve extraordinary results. Create a new level of gem setting with this unique “tennis bracelet” fine jewelry watch. This watch is set with 336 diamonds, a total weight of 38.25 carats, 10 oval yellow sapphires, a total weight of 18.64 carats, 14 oval sapphires, a total weight of 25.25 carats, and 10 oval pink sapphires, a total weight of 17.17 carats.
Left: 2007, the Millennium Collection Treasure Watch
Right: ‘Tennis Bracelet’ High Jewellery Watch, 2000
These rare treasures quietly tell about the century-long development and innovation of Audemars Piguet women’s timepieces, eclectic, leading the trend, beautiful and unique.
New masterpiece highlights the charm of contemporary women
At the event, Audemars Piguet’s new millennial women’s watches and masterpieces of women’s timepieces in 2017 were also on display. Twenty years after the advent of the Millennium series, Audemars Piguet once again presented its new design in an original spirit, echoing the modern and independent female lifestyle, and interpreting the wearer’s unique and eclectic personality: eccentricity, minute dial combined with mother of pearl Material or gem inlay, clever combination of advanced watchmaking technology and traditional inlay technology, make the millennial women’s watch unique style.
Royal Oak Women’s Watch, case and dial decorated with 541 brilliant-cut diamonds
The Royal Oak “Frost Gold” watch is compatible with the tradition of high jewelry craftsmanship. It uses ancient gilt gold crafts (also known as Florence craftsmanship) to create brilliant masterpieces of white gold and rose gold. The gilt gold process hits the gold surface with a diamond-tipped tool at the top, creating extremely fine notches, making the watch’s surface more dazzling in the light, as touching as the night sky. Not adding one point, not losing one cent, adds legendary masterpieces with fresh modern style. There is no gem, but it shines like a diamond.
The case and strap created by the hammer gold process highlight the unique preciousness with the bright sparkle
The timeless millennial watch was born at the turn of the millennium. From the oval case inspired by the Roman Colosseum, it is surrounded by eccentric design and architectural aesthetics. It has a movement with superb craftsmanship and excellent functions, bringing a refreshing look. , A unique masterpiece. Today, Audemars Piguet once again presents a new design in an original spirit, echoing the modern and independent female lifestyle, and interpreting the wearer’s unique personality that breaks through the conventional: three-dimensional three-dimensional open dial, unique from the inside out, the eccentric hour and minute dial The combination of mother-of-pearl material or gem setting ingeniously combines advanced watchmaking technology with traditional setting technology. What makes women stunning and enthralling is the unique style and individuality of colorful crocodile leather and ostrich leather straps, which are colorful and freely matched to create a unique beautiful scenery on the wrist.