Following last year's theme, Audemars Piguet presented a slightly redesigned pavilion with a very sleek, modern, and minimalist design that revolves around the natural beauty of the Vallée de Joux. The pavilion included their now traditional sleek light wood displays, polygonal blocks, ultra modern furniture, rocks, inspiring images of the Vallée de Joux and several very senior watchmakers on duty including our good friend Francisco Pasandin —Conservateur Adjoint Expert en Horlogerie Ancienne.
At the pavilion, we were able to experience this year's novelties that included the amazing Royal Oak Concept Acoustic Research Episode 1, the Royal Oak Tourbillon Chronograph, the Diamond Punk, the new ladies Millenary line, the Royal Oak Offshore Self-Winding Tourbillon Chronograph, the new Royal Oak Offshore Diver with Silver/White dial and the Royal Oak 'Two-Tone' amongst others. Additionally, we were also able to spend some time with Olivier Audemars –Member of the Board of Directors of Audemars Piguet and descendent of founder Jules Louis Audemars— with whom we had to take one of our usual epic wristshots, François-Henry Bennahmias –CEO Audemars Piguet—, Xavier Nolot —CEO Audemars Piguet North America— and fellow Chicagoan Octavio Garcia —Chief Artistic Officer for Audemars Piguet.
For those of you that are heavy Instagram users and familiar with Anil Arjandas, you'll see him in these photo essay photographed in the company of his significant other @Ellamois.
Without further preamble, let's head straight to the pictures that will do the talking this time. As usual, just pretend you came along and enjoy the ride.
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Now here are some pictures of Francisco Pasandin doing what he does best and while he was showing us how he fine tunes the gongs for a minute repeater, then we have a shot of Octavio Garcia with Xavier Nolot and lastly, a couple shots of Olivier Audemars, including our epic wristshot while he was wearing his Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Alacrite and we had our Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Jumbo ref. 5402SA 'Two-Tone'.
Audemars Piguet, thank you for having us over and congratulations on all the amazing novelties presented this year.