Discover more about Mark Ronson and his enduring relationship with Audemars Piguet around a coffee with our Head of Complications, Michael Friedman.
11 January 2022
Audemars Piguet is delighted to welcome British-American DJ, songwriter, and record producer Mark Ronson as new Brand Ambassador. Mark Ronson’s uncompromising and free-spirited approach to music strongly resonates with the brand’s identity at the crossroads of tradition and avant-garde.
Audemars Piguet’s partnership with Mark Ronson fits in with its APxMusic programme debuted in 2019, through which the brand fosters enriching dialogues amongst artists and invites the community to live unique encounters brimming with emotions.
As Brand Ambassador, Mark Ronson will accompany Audemars Piguet in its mission to pushing human talent further to create the extra-ordinary and touch people’s heart—a mission which resonates with the talented artisan community that the Manufacture has supported and grown in the Vallée de Joux since 1875. Stay tuned!
Being in AP’s factory, I really noticed this attention to detail and this combination of analogue instruments and these soulful maestros who make these watches. It is so similar to what we are doing in the studio with our heritage, in the sense of dedication and craft.
DJ, songwriter and record producer
Internationally renowned DJ & Oscar, Golden Globe and 7 time Grammy Award winning artist and producer, Mark Ronson was fascinated by music from a young age. He made his debut as a DJ in New York in the late 1990’s and received much acclaim for his blend of funk, hip-hop and rock. In 2003 he released his debut album ‘Here Comes The Fuzz’ but it was his ground-breaking 2007 album ‘Version’ that catapulted him onto the global scene.
He has collaborated with a wide variety of artists including Amy Winehouse, Adele, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus and Queens of the Stone Age to name but a few. His Grammy’s include producer of the year for the Amy Winehouse ‘Back To Black’ album and Record of the Year for his Bruno Mars collaboration ‘Uptown Funk’. In 2018 he won an Oscar for co-writing ‘Shallow’ from the film ‘A Star Is Born’.
This year Mark co-produced and hosted the acclaimed Apple TV+ documentary series ‘Watch the Sound with Mark Ronson, created by Morgan Neville. The series explored the creative process in addition to the role new technology plays in musical innovation. He also hosted seasons 1 and 2 of the enormously successful Fader Uncovered podcast. Each episode features in-depth conversations with the world’s most impactful musicians, discussing the past, present and future of music and artistry.