Press Release


Tony Awards Press Contact:

Slate PR, (212) 235-6813
Shawn Purdy/Lindsey Brown/Alyson Ahrns/Rachael Trager

Audemars Piguet Counts Down to the 68th Annual Tony Awards

Brand unveils countdown clock at Tony Nominations, which will make appearances at events leading up to the Tony Awards scheduled for Sunday, June 8th at Radio City Music Hall

New York, NY (April 30th, 2014) - Audemars Piguet, the oldest manufacturer of Haute Horologie still in the hands of the founding family, unveiled a countdown clock at today’s 68th Annual Tony Awards Nominations. As stars Lucy Liu and Jonathan Groff announced this year’s nominees at the Paramount Hotel in New York City, they stood next to the exclusively designed countdown clock tower that includes the brand’s iconic Royal Oak design clock. The countdown clock represents the long standing relationship between Audemars Piguet and the Tony Awards and will be prominently featured at the Meet the Nominees event, April 30th, the Tony Nominees Luncheon, May 20th and culminating at Tony Awards ceremony red carpet.

The 2014 Tony Awards, hosted by Hugh Jackman is presented by the American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League, and broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 8th on CBS.

About Audemars Piguet

Audemars Piguet is the oldest fine watchmaking manufacturers still in the hands of its founding families (Audemars and Piguet). Since 1875, the company has written some of the finest chapters in the history of Haute Horlogerie, including a number of world firsts. In the Vallée de Joux, at the heart of the Swiss Jura, numerous masterpieces are created in limited series embodying a remarkable degree of horological perfection, including daring sporty models, classic and traditional timepieces, splendid ladies’ jewellery-watches, as well as one-of-a-kind creations.

About the Tony Awards

The American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. At The Broadway League, Nick Scandalios is Chairman and Charlotte St. Martin is Executive Director. At the American Theatre Wing, William Ivey Long is Chairman and Heather Hitchens is Executive Director. Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment are the Executive Producers of the 2014 Tony Awards. Mr. Weiss will also serve as Director of the 2014 Tony Awards.

IBM, the official information technology partner of the Tony Awards, develops, designs, and hosts the official Tony Awards website,, across digital platforms. Audemars Piguet is the presenting sponsor of the Tony Awards Red Carpet. United Airlines is the official airline of the Tony Awards.  The New York Times is the official and exclusive print media partner of the Tony Awards. Nexxus Salon Hair Care is the official beauty partner of the Tony Awards.  Paramount Hotel is the official hotel partner of the Tonys. PEOPLE is the official magazine partner of the Tony Awards. City National Bank is the official bank of the Tony Awards. Carnegie Mellon University is the first-ever, exclusive higher education partner of the Tony Awards.