2012 marks the 40th anniversary of Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak Chronograph. Seen as avant-garde back in 1972, the timepiece has grown into an icon. To celebrate, the brand has taken the watch on a global tour of sorts. The above video showcases the Swiss manufacturer lifting the curtain on the updated concept as well as the preparation for the Royal Oak launch event at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City. Expect to see similar well-executed events by Audemars Piguet in cities including Milan, Paris, Beijing, Singapore and Dubai.