About Audemars Piguet
Audemars Piguet is the oldest fine watchmaking manufacturer still in the hands of its founding families (Audemars and Piguet). Based in Le Brassus since 1875, the company has nurtured generations of talented craftspeople who have continuously developed new skills and techniques, broadening their savoir-faire to set rule-breaking trends. In the Vallée de Joux, at the heart of the Swiss Jura, the Manufacture has created numerous masterpieces of technicity and design which reflect its uncompromising spirit. Sharing its passion and savoir-faire with watch enthusiasts worldwide through the language of emotions, Audemars Piguet has established enriching exchanges among fields of creative practices and fostered an inspired community.
AUDEMARS PIGUET AND THE MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL
Since 2019, Audemars Piguet has been Global Partner of the Montreux Jazz Festival. Creators of exceptional (hi)stories and legendary moments, Audemars Piguet and the Montreux Jazz Festival put heritage and innovation at the heart of their savoir-faire.
The partnership between the two entities stems from a natural evolution extending the Manufacture’s ongoing collaboration and strong relationship with the Montreux Jazz Festival. Since 2010, Audemars Piguet has supported the development of the Montreux Jazz Digital Project, which has enabled the digitalisation, restoration and preservation of the Festival’s entire sound archives, acknowledged by UNESCO as part of its “Memory of the World.”
Today, Audemars Piguet goes one step further by joining one of the most respected music festivals as Global Partner. This partnership is the perfect interplay of two forward-thinking organisations that make nurturing human talent one of their priorities.
MARK RONSON AND HIS FAVOURITE BAND EVER
DJ, composer and producer Mark Ronson has been invited by Audemars Piguet and the Montreux Jazz Festival to curate and create a unique and collaborative show for the closing night of the Festival on July 15, 2023. For this occasion, Mark Ronson will put the musicians who have marked his career, alongside some of his protégés such as Lucky Daye and Yebba, in the spotlight through creative director Daphnée Lanternier’s unique perspective. Entitled Mark Ronson and his Favourite Band Ever, the concert pays tribute to the music family it brings together.
The creative process of this show was captured by the camera of Lauren Luxenberg and can be discovered in the film Syncing Sounds – Live.
AUDEMARS PIGUET PARALLEL
The 2023 edition of the Montreux Jazz Festival marks the second year of the Audemars Piguet Parallel experience. Initiated in 2022, this series of exclusive free concerts on the fringe of the Festival offers a moment lost in time by giving select artists the opportunity to perform in unexpected locations on the Montreux Riviera. Last year, The Blaze and Arlo Parks performed in the idyllic setting of the Palace de Caux, which was kept secret until the very last minute.
This series of exclusive concerts echoes the shared commitment of Audemars Piguet and the Montreux Jazz Festival to encourage talent by giving artists the opportunities to push their limits and share their passion with the public.
For this new edition, three artists with electronic and festive sounds will perform on stage on July 12: Turkish DJ Carlita, British band Metronomy and Berlin collective Keinemusik (Rampa vs &ME). The unusual location will be revealed at the last minute to ticket holders for an unforgettable immersive experience. Like last year, tickets will be up for grabs at the Audemars Piguet Parallel space within the Festival and via the Festival’s Instagram.
Keep your eyes peeled and follow the MJF Instagram page to find out how to win your exclusive ticket (numbers are extremely limited) or come and find us at the main hall of the congress center.
Please note you must hold a ticket to access the experience.
THe LYONZ LIVE FROM MONTREUX
Experience the one-of-a-kind live performance of Montreal group THe LYONZ, organised in collaboration with the Montreux Jazz Festival. Recorded in the mountain scenery of Montreux’s heights, the complex scenography puts this live concert in the footstep of the creative challenges the brand set to emerging music artists as part of its miniseries 180, in which the Canadian duo took part.
For the occasion, a circular reflective stage provides a 360° view of the surrounding environment, alternating between mountain peaks and lake. The splendid natural setting is counterbalanced by a hypnotic play of lights and mirrors evolving in rhythm with THe LYONZ’s unique performance, which notably previews some of the songs of their upcoming album Change in Colour to be released in October 2021.
Discover some of THe LYONZ’s latest tracks in a surrealistic scenery here!