Modeling and Rendering The Royal Oak Concept watch

Founded in 1875, Audemars Piguet is a manufacturer of ultra-luxury Swiss watches, a collaboration between watch markers Jules-Louis Audemars and Edward-Auguste Piguet. Here, we recreated one of their rare Royal Oak Concept watches, using Lightwave 3D (all sub-d modeling) 3DCoat used for texturing, with final post work and comp in Fusion.

Because of the level of detail and the requirement for several close-up product shots; it was decided that instead of using normal map textures, all parts and subparts would be modeled using the subpatch modeling process.

For lighting, we used a hdri image and a single spherical light. For additional reflections, we also used curved sets of polygons with very high luminosity values ​​(similar to bounce cards used in photoshoots).

Final shots were sent to and rendered out to .exr format, included depth and motion buffers for utilising in Fusion.