The Suiss manufacturer of fine watchmaking announced its first public masterclass: Crack History’s Code in which visitors will hace the opportunity for an “exclusive” journey to decipher the secrets of Haute Horlogerie.

According to Audemars Piguet, attendees will “discover how infinite details ca transform a functional object into a work of art,” in the immersive class that also includes a guided tour of the Musée Atelier.

Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), the Musée Atelier Audemars Piguet unifies the original workshop created by the watchmaker’s founders in 1975. The new concept was opened to the public from June 2020 and offers a nique perspective of the Vallée de Joux and its watchmaking history with an exhibition of nearly 300 timepieces spanning centuries of its craftsmanship.

The workshops are intertwined with the museum experience so that visitors can have direct contact with the work of craftsmen. Now, Audemar Piguet is opening the doors further giving a limited number of people the opportunity to assemble and decorate some of the pieces, designed specifically for the occasion.

Jasmine Audemars, Chairman of the Board of Directos, said: “Since its creation in 1875, our Manufacture has been committed to enhancing the craftsmanship of the Vallée de Joux and perpetuating it generation after generation. This masterclass helps to perpetuate an art that beats the heart of our region”.

 

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