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