#beyondwatchmaking EXHIBITION 2019.10.19 – 11.04



Swiss Haute Horlogerie manufacturer Audemars Piguet is pleased to announce its new exhibition, Beyond Watchmaking, which will take place in Tokyo Roppongi Midtown from October 19 to November 4, 2019. This sensorial journey through the Manufacture’s geographic, cultural and historical legacy is presented as part of the 13th edition of Tokyo Midtown DESIGN TOUCH, a series of public art events focusing on the five senses.

Dates: October 19 – November 4, 2019
11:00 - 19:30
* October 19(Wed) 15:00 - 20:00
* Final reception is 30 minutes before closing.
Location: Tokyo Midtown Grass Square
Admission: Free, Reservation priority


Ryoji Ikeda (b. 1966 in Gifu, Japan) is a leading electronic composer and visual artist who explores the essential characteristics of sound and light by means of mathematical precision and aesthetics. By orchestrating sounds, visuals, materials, physics and mathematics, Ikeda goes beyond the conceptual to delve into extremes and infinites, testing the limits of human senses and digital technology.

Two of Ikeda’s installations, commissioned by Audemars Piguet, will be on view at the exhibition: the second variation of his data-driven audio-visual trilogy data-verse which explores the different dimensions of our world from the microscopic, to the human scale, to the galactic; and an audio-visual installation entitled data.anatomy [for Audemars Piguet], which decomposes and recomposes data sets from the Manufacture’s technical records.


Guests to "Beyond Watchmaking" can use a free audio guide. On the recordings, Chris Peppler discusses the key points to note in each exhibition space and relates interesting stories.

Chris Peppler Chris Peppler is a TV and radio personality, considered today as one of Japan’s top music experts. He started his career in 1988 as host for the newly founded radio station J-Wave. For the last 30 years, he has been the DJ for J-Wave’s official music chart programme “Tokio Hot 100.” Peppler also has extensive experience in the film, sports and entertainment industries. He has notably performed in TV programmes, commercials, films and TV dramas, as well as conducted interviews with major celebrities visiting Japan.