Audemars Piguet launches a new horology exhibition at Portrait Milano

STRENGTHENING its local ties with Milan, Audemars Piguet has just announced a new public exhibition to be held at Portrait Milano. Titled Shaping Materials, the showcase will delve into the history and heritage of the brand, while also paying tribute to intergenerational watchmaking talent.

Held from 3 to 16 June 2024, Shaping Materials features a selection of timeless Audemars Piguet classics. For example, the newly released [RE]Master02 captures the brand’s ability to evolve and mature over the years.

The model is an ode to an asymmetrical watch created by Audemars Piguet in 1960 and is a limited edition of 250 pieces. Built with 18-carat sand gold alloy, the watch combines a vintage aesthetic with innovative technology.

In another one of the exhibition’s five rooms, a trio of Royal Oak mini models further demonstrate the Manufacture’s expertise and know-how. Measuring 23 mm in diameter, these mini watches reinvent the 20mm Mini Royal Oak – initially launched in 1997. Available in 18-carat yellow, white or pink gold, the Royal Oak Minis were unveiled on the 31st of May 2024 in Milan making them one of the brand’s most sought-after pieces.

Exploring traditional horological processes and traditions, the exhibition is an unmissable journey into the world of watchmaking.

by Sophie Richardson

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