AUDEMARS PIGUET & SURKIN / GENER8ION
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.