Hong Kong has been in the strong grips of art for the whole duration of March and we’re just starting to wind down from all the art shows, gallery tours and after parties that have raged all over the city.

For us, it’s always interesting to see just in how many ways the world of art and horology intersect. Audemars Piguet has been a proud associate partner of Art Basel since 2013. However much we enjoy walking through the halls and looking at art, one of the highlights for us is still the concept lounges Audemars Piguet puts together in collaboration with leading artists.

Audemars Piguet concept lounge at Art Basel Hong Kong
Audemars Piguet concept lounge at Art Basel Hong Kong
The design, which evokes the Swiss Jura Mountains, is by Brooklyn-based artist and designer Fernando Mastrangelo
The design, which evokes the Swiss Jura Mountains, is by Brooklyn-based artist and designer Fernando Mastrangelo

At Art Basel, we had the honour to sit down with Olivier Audemars, who is the great-grandson of Audemars Piguet co-founder Edward Auguste Piguet. We talk to him about his family roots, the brand’s connection with nature and art, his influence over the company as the Vice-Chairman of the Board and his thoughts on the latest novelties.

Olivier Audemars of Audemars Piguet in Hong Kong
Olivier Audemars of Audemars Piguet in Hong Kong

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Show Notes

(00:28) Art Basel in Hong Kong

(02:40) KAWS: HOLIDAY

(03:33) KAWS: ALONG THE WAY

(04:50) Olivier Audemars of Audemars Piguet

(17:28) AP and Art Basel

(32:41) Olivier’s take on the new Code 11.59

(41:47) The AP Lounge at Art Basel

(43:41) Inside @Conkers1971’s incredible watch collection

(45:42) Three of the Most Important Men in the Swiss Watch Industry