A celebration of an exceptional institution.
After an extensive six-year renovation work, the world renowned Russian temple of dance and opera, the Bolshoi, has reopened its doors for the 236th season in its history with a performance of Sleeping Beauty. The role of the Sleeping Beauty leads the incredibly talented “Prima Ballerina” and Audemars Piguet ambassadress, Svetlana Zakharova.
Audemars Piguet could not miss the reopening of the theatre. The special Jules Audemars “Bolshoi” series in pink or white gold with elegant anthracite dial perfectly expresses the brand’s considerable know-how. Regarded by specialists as one of the most beautiful self-winding movements, the Calibre 2120 housed in these two models is part of a proud historical lineage that has forged the brand’s considerable reputation. Its sapphire case-back also reveals the beauty of this extra-thin movement (barely 2.45 mm thick) in which open-worked oscillator of the 2120 Calibre is finely decorated with the theatre’s famous façade.
The decision to produce 99 pieces (50 in pink gold and 49 in white gold), is no coincidence, since this number represents the number of years between the creation of the two Houses that have subsequently become prestigious institutions in their respective spheres: dance and opera for the Bolshoi theatre, founded in 1776 and Fine Watchmaking for the Manufacture Audemars Piguet, founded in 1875.