AUDEMARS PIGUET & SURKIN / GENER8ION

Hong Kong Tatler - - Style | Watches -

Artist elec­tro dj and mu­sic pro­ducer benoit Heitz, who goes by the name surkin, started gener8ion to draw to­gether a cre­ative al­liance of artists from dif­fer­ent dis­ci­plines to col­lab­o­rate on com­mis­sioned projects. one of its re­cent part­ner­ships was with bri­tish rap­per Mia.

Process surkin spent three days at audemars Piguet’s head­quar­ters in le bras­sus, switzer­land, where he recorded sounds in the man­u­fac­ture and its en­vi­rons. in­spired by the record­ings, he com­posed four unique tracks to be used as chimes for a Royal oak time­piece.

time­piece the Royal oak con­cept su­per­son­nerie sounds four dif­fer­ent chimes at spe­cific times: at 6.03, sounds of the start of the day around le bras­sus; at 10.45, sounds of the rhythm of work as workshop ac­tiv­ity gets un­der way; at 16.15, sounds of the weather chang­ing in the val­ley; and at 22.17, sounds of na­ture mixed with syn­the­sised tunes to in­di­cate the end of the day is ap­proach­ing.

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