Haute Time got an inside look at last week’s Park Avenue Armory’s Audemars Piguet, Royal Oak 40th Anniversary exhibit
As a huge fan of Audemars Piguet for the past four years, it was a pleasure to see President of Audemars Piguet Francois-Henry Bennahmias so excited for the opening. The exhibit is truly a remarkable event as it follows the evolution of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak from the original 1972 timepiece to the most recent installment, along with all the top Audemars Piguet watches made since the brand’s inception.
This was very special moment for the brand. The exhibit in New York is taking the brand to another level and Audemars Piguet is being considered a true luxury powerhouse. Audemars Piguet and Haute Living have a very special relationship and being part of the preview was a very proud moment for us as well.
I also had the honor of attending the special Black Tie Gala to celebrate special exhibition. Guests toasting to the 40th anniversary of the Royal Oak included Audemars Piguet’s CEO Philippe Merk, President & CEO, North America, Francois-Henry Bennahmias, and Administrator, Olivier Audemars, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, New England Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady, Ed Burns, Claude Nobs, hockey legend Sean Avery, John Simonian, producer/rapper Swizz Beatz, and former New York Giants running back Tiki Barber.