September 14th to 16th, 2018, Swiss fine watch brand Audemars Piguet presented the ‘The Power of Women Women’ immersive art exhibition at the CHAO Hotel in Beijing, explaining the exquisiteness of time. Elegance and pioneering creativity. The Audemars Piguet Art Project invites artists to interpret their views on Audemars Piguet’s culture and birthplace through their works. This art project aims to promote a deep and rich dialogue between contemporary artists and watchmakers in different fields, which reflects Audemars Piguet’s unremitting pursuit of technical ingenuity and artistic spirit.
‘The Power of Women Women’ immersive art exhibition presents the works of Liu Jiayu, an internationally acclaimed artist, and two female artists, JUJUWANG, who are good at blending eastern and western culture and aesthetics. table. Liu Jiayu draws inspiration from the natural scenery of Vallée de Joux, the birthplace of Audemars Piguet, and uses artificial intelligence and real-time rendering technology to cross the boundary of time and space, realizing the real-time dynamic display of the lake scenery of the Swiss Ru Valley at the art exhibition site, reflecting the cutting-edge Women’s brave innovation and self-confidence of avant-garde independence. JUJUWANG explores the flow and balance of time and energy from a philosophical perspective, and uses works to show the evolution and role of time in human development and imagination. At the art exhibition, the photographic work created by British artist Dan Holdsworth explained the unique beauty of Ru Valley, this birthplace has bred the independent spirit and ultimate craftsmanship that Audemars Piguet has been upholding since its founding in 1875.
Birthplace of Audemars Piguet: Vallée de Joux, Switzerland
Real-time rendering of Rugu Valley lake scenery
Artist Liu Jiayu is good at presenting artistic concepts through data conversion and field collage. Through her experience in Ru Valley, the birthplace of Audemars Piguet, she inspired her idea of using the most beautiful lake at the foot of Ru Valley as the subject of creation. With her work ‘Valleyside’, she challenges people’s perception of the environment, triggers human multi-directional thinking on nature and technology, and displays the spirit and power of women artists in the new era with an avant-garde perspective.
Artist Liu Jiayu collects wind direction and wind speed data of Rugu Valley in real-time through technology such as artificial intelligence. Through deep learning of the machine, the water waves and sky images of Rugu Lake are rendered in real time, and the natural environment of Rugu Valley is presented in a visual form at the exhibition site. The viewers in the East Eighth District of China’s time zone felt the real and invisible power from Rugu Valley in the East time zone at this moment. In addition, during the gathering, the artist Liu Jiayu recorded the bells of the Ru Valley cattle herd and the sounds of local musical instruments into the work, and sounded randomly in the morning in the Chinese time zone, which will subtly make the relationship between Switzerland and China The natural elements generate communication, bringing the feeling of time and space to the audience.
Artist Liu Jiayu gathers in Ru Valley, the birthplace of Audemars Piguet
Valleyside by artist Liu Jiayu
Philosophical perspective presents time and the beauty of balance
Artist JUJUWANG will present two works in this exhibition. The inspiration for the work ‘Rise’ can start from Ru Valley, the birthplace of Audemars Piguet. JUJUWANG believes that, like the natural scenery of Ru Valley, everything is in perfect balance in a continuous life cycle. Life The idea of the cycle is the appearance of nature: autumn leaves, rivers eroding the embankment, and the ebb and flow of the tide are all governed by an uncontrollable force. The work ‘Rise’ is inspired by the natural circulation and movement; the gold leaf moves inside the rotatable disc device, like the sun travels through the sky. The gold circle slides countless times and ends up in the same position, just like restoring balance. It represents people’s connection with the elapsed time and invites people to cherish and enjoy every moment.
Another work, Snowflakes, consists of 22 snowflakes in a three-dimensional environment. The pattern on the snowflakes is inspired by fireworks. It is displayed on the mirror surface in combination with traditional Chinese handicraft gold foil, as if following the natural order, from the upper sky and clouds. From the beginning, to the mountains and forests, and finally to the lower rocks and water, the landscape of the Ru Valley is planted into a new gold leaf map. The structure composed of mirrors releases the adventure and joy of time and space, reminding people to come with enthusiasm and happiness. Cherish time.
Rise by artist JUJUWANG
Snowflakes by artist JUJUWANG
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. 10 antique women’s timepieces spanning various art styles from the 19th to the 21st century were displayed on-site at the event, which not only demonstrated the characteristics of the era, but also groundbreaking decorative arts and fine watchmaking from generation to generation The craftsmanship is breathtaking.
1970 braided bracelet watch
This remarkable 18K white gold watch takes goldsmith craftsmanship to a new level with its exquisitely detailed, tightly woven rope strap. The round dial is made of ettringite (a variant of the garnet), and the bezel is designed with the same corded cord as the strap. To keep this watch’s minimalist design, the crown is hidden on the back of the case.
1981 hollow thin decorative pocket watch
This unique pocket watch combines precision craftsmanship from engravers, gem setters and watchmakers. The platinum case is decorated with delicate engravings, hand-studded step-cut diamonds and brilliant-cut diamonds. The hollowed-out dial shows a beautiful decorative pattern of animals and plants.
1989 hollow brooch timepiece
This butterfly-shaped hollow brooch timepiece combines quartz stone and 18K yellow gold. The watch glass is made of sapphire crystal. The bezel set with bright cut diamonds is specially cut. The timepiece is equipped with Caliber2003 ultra-thin hollow-out movement. .
1975 woven bracelet watch
This unique woven chain watch takes the layered and sculpted 18K yellow gold integrated strap to take goldsmith craftsmanship to a new level. The hexagonal dial is made of lapis lazuli, set with 18 brilliant-cut diamonds, with Roman numerals, and equipped with Calibre2052 movement.
New timepieces shine with design and craftsmanship
At the event, Audemars Piguet’s new millennial women’s watches and masterpieces for women’s timepieces 2018 were on display. The millennial series presents a new design in an original spirit, echoing a modern, independent female lifestyle, with an exquisite Polish-style gold braided strap, injecting retro flavor into a women’s watch that combines technical craftsmanship and design aesthetics, interpreting the wearer’s breakthrough Conventional and eclectic unique personality. The eccentric dial in 18K rose gold is made of opal, and the case is treated with ‘frost gold’ to create a brilliant masterpiece of rose gold. The 18K white gold model features a mother-of-pearl dial, the bezel and lugs are inlaid with diamonds, and the Polish-woven braid presents a soft mesh effect that fits the wrist perfectly, creating unparalleled wearing comfort.
Millennial Women’s Watch