Royal Oak 40 Years Exhibition: Final Stop

Audemars Piguet celebrates a milestone for its iconic creation.

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Three artists were tasked with creating works for this exhibition, celebrating the 40th anniversary of Audemars Piguet’s seminal Royal Oak timepiece — installation artist (and overall curator) Sebastien Leon

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Three artists were tasked with creating works for this exhibition, celebrating the 40th anniversary of Audemars Piguet’s seminal Royal Oak timepiece — installation artist (and overall curator) Sebastien Leon Agneessens, AV/multimedia artist Quayola, and photographer Dan Holdsworth, whose shots of Audemars Piguet’s Vallée de Joux home are seen here.

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More than 100 rare, unique and noteworthy Royal Oak timepieces are showcased, in addition to other important watches from Audemars Piguet’s history.

More than 100 rare, unique and noteworthy Royal Oak timepieces are showcased, in addition to other important watches from Audemars Piguet’s history.

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Guests at the event, Audemars Piguet CEO ad interim Francois-Henry Bennahmias (in spectacles) at centre.

Guests at the event, Audemars Piguet CEO ad interim Francois-Henry Bennahmias (in spectacles) at centre.

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Guests regard the iconic timepieces arrayed in angular ’Fragment’ showcases designed by New York-based French artist, Sebastien Leon Agneessens.

Guests regard the iconic timepieces arrayed in angular ’Fragment’ showcases designed by New York-based French artist, Sebastien Leon Agneessens.

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The exhibition included a demonstration of intricate dial-making technique on a guillochage machine, and a watchmaker laboring meticulously over Audemars Piguet movements.

The exhibition included a demonstration of intricate dial-making technique on a guillochage machine, and a watchmaker laboring meticulously over Audemars Piguet movements.

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The exhibition included a demonstration of intricate dial-making technique on a guillochage machine, and a watchmaker laboring meticulously over Audemars Piguet movements.

The exhibition included a demonstration of intricate dial-making technique on a guillochage machine, and a watchmaker laboring meticulously over Audemars Piguet movements.

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The exhibition included a demonstration of intricate dial-making technique on a guillochage machine, and a watchmaker laboring meticulously over Audemars Piguet movements.

The exhibition included a demonstration of intricate dial-making technique on a guillochage machine, and a watchmaker laboring meticulously over Audemars Piguet movements.

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More than 100 rare, unique and noteworthy Royal Oak timepieces are showcased, in addition to other important watches from Audemars Piguet’s history.

More than 100 rare, unique and noteworthy Royal Oak timepieces are showcased, in addition to other important watches from Audemars Piguet’s history.

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Audemars Piguet Asia Managing Director Oliviero Bottinelli officially opens the exhibition.

Audemars Piguet Asia Managing Director Oliviero Bottinelli officially opens the exhibition.

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Audemars Piguet CEO ad interim Francois-Henry Bennahmias addresses the crowd.

Audemars Piguet CEO ad interim Francois-Henry Bennahmias addresses the crowd.

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A toast to the event’s success.

A toast to the event’s success.

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Audemars Piguet’s Francois-Henry Bennahmias.

Audemars Piguet’s Francois-Henry Bennahmias.

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DJ Sangeeta.

DJ Sangeeta.

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DJ Sangeeta with Francois-Henry Bennahmias.

DJ Sangeeta with Francois-Henry Bennahmias.

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Trackside at the event’s historic location, Singapore’s decommissioned Tanjong Pagar Railway Station.

Trackside at the event’s historic location, Singapore’s decommissioned Tanjong Pagar Railway Station.

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Trackside at the event’s historic location, Singapore’s decommissioned Tanjong Pagar Railway Station.

Trackside at the event’s historic location, Singapore’s decommissioned Tanjong Pagar Railway Station.

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Trackside at the event’s historic location, Singapore’s decommissioned Tanjong Pagar Railway Station.

Trackside at the event’s historic location, Singapore’s decommissioned Tanjong Pagar Railway Station.

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Trackside at the event’s historic location, Singapore’s decommissioned Tanjong Pagar Railway Station.

Trackside at the event’s historic location, Singapore’s decommissioned Tanjong Pagar Railway Station.

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Australian singer-songwriter Sarah Blasko performs.

Australian singer-songwriter Sarah Blasko performs.

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Trackside at the event’s historic location, Singapore’s decommissioned Tanjong Pagar Railway Station.

Trackside at the event’s historic location, Singapore’s decommissioned Tanjong Pagar Railway Station.

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Ferrari enthusiasts flocked to the exhibition.

Ferrari enthusiasts flocked to the exhibition.

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Ferrari enthusiasts flocked to the exhibition.

Ferrari enthusiasts flocked to the exhibition.

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The exhibition included a demonstration of intricate dial-making technique on a guillochage machine, and a watchmaker laboring meticulously over Audemars Piguet movements.

The exhibition included a demonstration of intricate dial-making technique on a guillochage machine, and a watchmaker laboring meticulously over Audemars Piguet movements.

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The exhibition included a demonstration of intricate dial-making technique on a guillochage machine, and a watchmaker laboring meticulously over Audemars Piguet movements.

The exhibition included a demonstration of intricate dial-making technique on a guillochage machine, and a watchmaker laboring meticulously over Audemars Piguet movements.

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A guest photographed in front of one of the exhibition’s angular ’Fragment’ showcases, designed by New York-based French artist, Sebastien Leon Agneessens.

A guest photographed in front of one of the exhibition’s angular ’Fragment’ showcases, designed by New York-based French artist, Sebastien Leon Agneessens.

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Trackside at the event’s historic location, Singapore’s decommissioned Tanjong Pagar Railway Station.

Trackside at the event’s historic location, Singapore’s decommissioned Tanjong Pagar Railway Station.

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Audemars Piguet’s CMO, Tim Sayler.

Audemars Piguet’s CMO, Tim Sayler.

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Audemars Piguet’s CMO, Tim Sayler.

Audemars Piguet’s CMO, Tim Sayler.

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Trackside at the event’s historic location, Singapore’s decommissioned Tanjong Pagar Railway Station.

Trackside at the event’s historic location, Singapore’s decommissioned Tanjong Pagar Railway Station.

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Time for supper.

Time for supper.

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Jonathan King enjoys the culinary treats trackside at the event’s historic location, Singapore’s decommissioned Tanjong Pagar Railway Station.

Jonathan King enjoys the culinary treats trackside at the event’s historic location, Singapore’s decommissioned Tanjong Pagar Railway Station.

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Guests mingle trackside at the event’s historic location, Singapore’s decommissioned Tanjong Pagar Railway Station.

Guests mingle trackside at the event’s historic location, Singapore’s decommissioned Tanjong Pagar Railway Station.

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Guests mingle trackside at the event’s historic location, Singapore’s decommissioned Tanjong Pagar Railway Station.

Guests mingle trackside at the event’s historic location, Singapore’s decommissioned Tanjong Pagar Railway Station.

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Guests mingle trackside at the event’s historic location, Singapore’s decommissioned Tanjong Pagar Railway Station.

Guests mingle trackside at the event’s historic location, Singapore’s decommissioned Tanjong Pagar Railway Station.

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Guests and AP hosts mingle trackside at the event’s historic location, Singapore’s decommissioned Tanjong Pagar Railway Station.

Guests and AP hosts mingle trackside at the event’s historic location, Singapore’s decommissioned Tanjong Pagar Railway Station.

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Louis XIII cognac and Cohiba cigars served as a superb conclusion to the evening.

Louis XIII cognac and Cohiba cigars served as a superb conclusion to the evening.

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DJ Sangeeta keeps things lovely and lively.

DJ Sangeeta keeps things lovely and lively.

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More than 100 rare, unique and noteworthy Royal Oak timepieces are showcased, in addition to other important watches from Audemars Piguet’s history.

More than 100 rare, unique and noteworthy Royal Oak timepieces are showcased, in addition to other important watches from Audemars Piguet’s history.

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More than 100 rare, unique and noteworthy Royal Oak timepieces are showcased, in addition to other important watches from Audemars Piguet’s history.

More than 100 rare, unique and noteworthy Royal Oak timepieces are showcased, in addition to other important watches from Audemars Piguet’s history.

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More than 100 rare, unique and noteworthy Royal Oak timepieces are showcased, in addition to other important watches from Audemars Piguet’s history.

More than 100 rare, unique and noteworthy Royal Oak timepieces are showcased, in addition to other important watches from Audemars Piguet’s history.

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The exhibition included a demonstration of intricate dial-making technique on a guillochage machine, and a watchmaker laboring meticulously over Audemars Piguet movements.

The exhibition included a demonstration of intricate dial-making technique on a guillochage machine, and a watchmaker laboring meticulously over Audemars Piguet movements.

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More than 100 rare, unique and noteworthy Royal Oak timepieces are showcased, in addition to other important watches from Audemars Piguet’s history.

More than 100 rare, unique and noteworthy Royal Oak timepieces are showcased, in addition to other important watches from Audemars Piguet’s history.

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Guests mingle trackside at the event’s historic location, Singapore’s decommissioned Tanjong Pagar Railway Station.

Guests mingle trackside at the event’s historic location, Singapore’s decommissioned Tanjong Pagar Railway Station.

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The exhibition included a demonstration of intricate dial-making technique on a guillochage machine, and a watchmaker laboring meticulously over Audemars Piguet movements.

The exhibition included a demonstration of intricate dial-making technique on a guillochage machine, and a watchmaker laboring meticulously over Audemars Piguet movements.

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Audemars Piguet’s Oliviero Bottinelli and Francois-Henry Bennahmias, and friends.

Audemars Piguet’s Oliviero Bottinelli and Francois-Henry Bennahmias, and friends.

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Billionaire.com’s Christian Barker (right) and August Man magazine supremo, Darren Ho.

Billionaire.com’s Christian Barker (right) and August Man magazine supremo, Darren Ho.

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Created 40 years ago by watchmaking titan Gerald Genta, the Royal Oak broke new ground by housing an exquisite, extra-thin mechanical movement within a stainless-steel case, resulting in what many hold to be

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Created 40 years ago by watchmaking titan Gerald Genta, the Royal Oak broke new ground by housing an exquisite, extra-thin mechanical movement within a stainless-steel case, resulting in what many hold to be the first true luxury sports watch.

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More than 100 rare, unique and noteworthy Royal Oak timepieces are showcased, in addition to other important watches from Audemars Piguet’s history.

More than 100 rare, unique and noteworthy Royal Oak timepieces are showcased, in addition to other important watches from Audemars Piguet’s history.

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The exhibition included a demonstration of intricate dial-making technique on a guillochage machine, and a watchmaker laboring meticulously over Audemars Piguet movements.

The exhibition included a demonstration of intricate dial-making technique on a guillochage machine, and a watchmaker laboring meticulously over Audemars Piguet movements.

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The exhibition included a demonstration of intricate dial-making technique on a guillochage machine, and a watchmaker laboring meticulously over Audemars Piguet movements.

The exhibition included a demonstration of intricate dial-making technique on a guillochage machine, and a watchmaker laboring meticulously over Audemars Piguet movements.

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The gorgeous art deco architecture of Singapore’s decommissioned Tanjong Pagar Railway Station, built in 1932 — the Royal Oak 40 Years exhibition’s final destination in its tour of five cities.

The gorgeous art deco architecture of Singapore’s decommissioned Tanjong Pagar Railway Station, built in 1932 — the Royal Oak 40 Years exhibition’s final destination in its tour of five cities.

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