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Audemars Piguet Watches – Products, News and Reviews
Co. Address: AUDEMARS PIGUET UK LTD
3 Hanover Square, London W1S 1HD, United Kingdom
t: +44 (0)207 659 73 00
f: +44 (0)207 659 73 01
H/Office: AUDEMARS PIGUET & CIE SA
Route de France 16, 1348 Le Brassus, Switzerland
t: +41 (0)21.845.14.00
f: +41 (0)21.845.14.01
Audemars Piguet draws upon its unique blend of tradition, experience and knowledge in order to push the boundaries of fine watch-making and reinvent the rules the manufacture so perfectly masters.
In 1875 Jules-Louis Audemars, decided to join forces with Edward-Auguste Piguet, in order to develop and craft watches equipped with complex mechanisms. They shared a passion for watchmaking and a mastery of the art of precision that still characterizes the company today.
History of Independence
Today, Audemars Piguet is still the oldest fine watch-making manufacturer never to have left the hands of its founding families. This gives the company an independent streak that allows it to go its own way and follow its own unique vision.
World Firsts for Audemars Piguet
1892 Development and production of the first minute repeater wristwatch.
1915The smallest five-minute repeater calibre ever made, with a diameter of just 15.80 mm.
1924 First jumping-hour wristwatch.
1925 World’s thinnest pocket-watch calibre 81.32 mm.
1934 First skeletonised pocket watch.
1946 World’s thinnest wristwatch.
1957 First Audemars Piguet wristwatch with a perpetual calendar.
1967 World’s first thinnest self winding calibre with central rotor (2.45 mm).
1972 Birth of the Royal Oak, the first steel high-end sports watch.
1978 First self winding ultra-thin perpetual calendar wristwatch with central rotor.
1986 First ultra-thin (5.5 mm thick including the case) self winding tourbillon wristwatch.
1989 Smallest self winding perpetual calendar watch.
1994 First wristwatch with Grande and Petite Sonnerie, quarter repeater striking on two gongs.
1996 First self winding Grande complication watch.
1997 First Grande Sonnerie chiming model, minute repeater with three gongs and three hammers.
2000 First model with Equation of Time, sunrise and sunset times and perpetual calendar.
2006 Audemars Piguet direct-impulse escapement.
2008 First watch featuring a carbon case and movement.
2009 High-frequency chronometer with Audemars Piguet escapement and double balance-spring.
Over the years we’ve developed friendships with some of the world’s amazing people and organizations. They come from different fields, but they share our love of creativity and independence.
• Sébastien Buemi
• Darren Clarke
• Julien Clément
• Novak Djokovic
• LeBron James
• Anthony Kim
• Graeme McDowell
• Rory McIlroy
• Lionel Messi
• Ian Poulter
• Michael Schumacher
• Sachin Tendulkar
• Lee Westwood
• Svetlana Zakharova
Lionel Messi is Proud to be a Part of Audemars Piguet Written by Scott Greenman Audemars Piguet releases a trilogy of Royal Oak chronographs dedicated to (arguable) the best football player in the world, Lionel Messi. As in any fine piece of mechanical and artistic brilliance there was a collaboration of many talents. The first […]
Video: Audemars Piguet the Making of…. We found this little treasure online and thought that discerning watch enthusiast, watch reviews and bloggers would be interested. Its an 8 minute video on the process of making an Audemars Piguet Watch, Interesting watching for all we think from the novice watch enthusiast to the more adapt timepiece aficionados […]
Video: The Royal Oak Anniversary, Park Armory and Audemars Piguet Art Director Octavio Garcia Written By: Meehna Goldsmith Gerald Genta’s Special Royal Oak with Gold Bezel If you’re a watch geek, I’m sure you either attended or heard about Audemars Piguet’s celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Royal Oak. One of the pieces released […]
The Sound of Time By JESSICA MICHAULT Published: March 8, 2012 PARIS — For most of the past decade the watch industry has been entranced by the tourbillon’s hypnotic revolutions, with brands spinning out the cagey little complication in ever greater numbers and more ingenious ways. But recently watchmakers have broken free of the spell, […]
How Do you Celebrate the Birthday of an Icon? With a Skinny Skeleton 13th November 2011 Written by Meehna Goldsmith Next year marks the 40th anniversary of the Royal Oak, a timepiece designed by Gérald Genta in 1972 that redefined the luxury sport watch market and arguably saved the ailing fortunes of Audemars Piguet. Such […]
Digital Luxury Group unveils haute horlogerie World Watch Report results 23 January 2012 | By Laura McCreddie The leading market research for the luxury watch industry released its findings, based on analysis of consumer searches through engines such as Google, Bing, Yandex and Baidu, for the 15 high-end watch brands that participated in this year’s […]
Royal Oak Offshore White Gold with Diamonds Ref – 15130BC.ZZ.8042BC.01 Selfwinding watch with centre seconds. 18-carat white gold case, white gold dial, 18-carat white gold bracelet. 590 baguette-cut diamonds, ~ 55,75 carats. Technical Details Case Entirely set with diamonds, Sapphire crystal, Not water-resistant Dial Diamond paved, Blackened gold Royal Oak hands, White gold flange Bracelet […]
AP Royal Oak Offshore Diver – Ref – 15703ST.OO.A002CA.01 Official AP Royal Oak Offshore Divers Video Selfwinding watch with dive-time measurement and date. Stainless steel case, black dial with inner rotating ring with diving scale, luminescent hour-markers and hands. Black strap. Technical Details Case Glareproofed sapphire crystal, black rubber clad screw-locked crowns, water-resistant to […]
Royal Oak Tuxedo Selfwinding watch. 18-carat white gold case entirely set with diamonds, polished lacquered black dial with diamond-set hour-markers and hands. Shiny black leather strap. 306 brilliant-cut diamonds, ~5.01 carats. Ref – 15154BC.ZZ.D004CU.01 Technical Details Case Entirely set with diamonds, glareproofed sapphire crystal and caseback, screw-locked crown set with a rose-cut diamond, water-resistant to […]