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FROM LITTLE ACORNS: To celebrate the 40th anniversary of its famous Royal Oak timepiece, Audemars Piguet has curated an exhibition that tells the story of its rich history in watchmaking.

Using design, photography and film from artists Sebastien Leon Agneessens and Quayola and Dan Holdsworth, the brand will showcase 100 rare watches from the very first Royal Oak in 1972, to the latest models that were unveiled in January at the Salon de la Haute Horlogerie in Geneva.

The exhibition shows the evolution of the Royal Oak, as well as a variety of photos of the brand’s headquarters in the Vallée de Joux, Switzerland, which are meant to capture the metaphysical nature of the ancient, glacial landscape. The yearlong exhibition will make its first stop in New York from March 21 to 24 at the Park Avenue Armory.

The exhibit, which is open to the public and free of charge, will then continue on to Milan, Paris, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai.

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