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Audemars Piguet

A legend in the haute horlogerie. Who looks for an Audemars Piguet finds the combination of unique design, high-end materials and a history behind. In every product's extended description you’ll find interesting facts so that you know you’ve found the ideal Audemars Piguet for you.

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If we talk about Audemars Piguet we mainly talk about Royal Oak. Since this bold and radical model was introduced in 1972, the brand stood out in the watch industry. The Royal Oak is a highly sought after model and the vintage Royal Oak are appealing to collectors.

The watches we have carefully selected for our catalogue are either highly sought after timepieces or classic models with some special characteristics among all its variants.

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Learn more about the legacy of Audemars Piguet

The history of Audemars Piguet begins in 1875 in Le Brassus, heart of the Vallée de Joux, the cradle of high-end Swiss watchmaking. The company was founded by Jules Louis Audemars and Edward Auguste Piguet.

Audemars Piguet embodies the very foundations of watchmaking combining technical skills and excellence. The love for detail is carried to the last consequences and the artistic sense is blown into each watch to make it an exceptional and unique work of art. These foundations rest on an exceptional expertise that dates back to yesteryear and has been transmitted with care in the Audemars Piguet workbenches since 1875 and throughout several generations of watchmakers.

Amazing mechanisms, chronographs and astronomical complications constitute the domains of Audemars Piguet.

Before 1951 when the concept of model was introduced, each watch was unique. Today, Audemars Piguet remains firmly attached to the production of very small series, made with the greatest care and demonstrating the utmost respect for watchmaking traditions.

The history of Audemars Piguet

Audemars Piguet is among the most prestigious luxury watch manufacturers in the world. Famous for pioneering avant-garde complicated watches, Audemars Piguet is best known for its Royal Oak sports watch. The Royal Oak, rightfully celebrated as a true icon in watchmaking, spearheaded the very concept of the luxury sports watch.

The company also boasts a long history of landmark achievements in astronomical complications, ultra-fine movements, skeletonization, and chiming timepieces.

Over more than 140 years, four generations of the Audemars and Piguet families have continually led the brand to success. Indeed, Audemars Piguet is the very last independent Swiss watch brand that’s still run by the families who founded it. Their singular passion, expertise, innovative spirit, and pride in the watchmaking traditions of Switzerland’s Vallée de Joux remain strong.

Audemars Piguet produces approximately 31.000 watches a year, which is extremely low for the luxury watch industry. Why do they do this? Owning an Audemars Piguet allows you to join a very exclusive club and become “part of the family”.

That is why having an Audemars Piguet in our personal collection is more than a valuable membership: it's a privilege.

Luxury mechanical watches

Audemars Piguet is a highly regarded watch manufacturer. The company is best known for introducing the Royal Oak wristwatch in 1972, which helped the brand rise to prominence within the watchmaking industry.

The Audemars Piguet watch range consists of the following models:

15500ST Royal Oak

Royal Oak

The Royal Oak is considered the most popular watch that Audemars Piguet currently manufactures. It was first presented at the Baselworld in 1972 and is considered the world’s first luxury sports watch made of stainless steel. Produced amid significant pressures in the watch industry that debated between quarz and mechanical movements, the Royal Oak bet for traditional watchmaking fitted into a design never seen before. With lines and edges that seemed to come from somewhere in the future, the Royal Oak aesthetics remain practically intact and yet keeps fascinating every new generation of watch enthusiasts. 

Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph

Royal Oak Offshore

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Royal Oak, Audemars Piguet hired a young designer, Emmanuel Gueit, to design a new watch. The outcome was later known as Royal Oak Offshore. This model can be considered the first oversized sports watch in the fine watchmaking. Ever since it was first presented to the world, the Royal Oak has been the flagship watch of many prominent personalities such as the producer and rapper Jay-Z, basketball star Lebron James or international Hollywood celebrities as Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Other models:
  • Royal Oak Concept
  • Millenary
  • Jules Audemars
  • Haute Joaillerie
  • Classique
  • Code 11.59

Did you know that…?

Audemars Piguet is the only high-end watch manufacture that still remains in the hands of the families of its founders. This sense of lineage and heritage has always been essential for the brand.

Reasons to buy Audemars Piguet

  1. Audemars Piguet watches are a different breed of a watch than an average luxury watch.
  2. They are considered one of the “Big 3” which include Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin.
  3. Wearing an Audemars Piguet watch makes a big personality statement: exclusiveness and prestige.
  4. The craftsmanship of an Audemars Piguet is also a different type of grade.
  5. This is more of a family heirloom type of watch brand with a more exclusive clientele.
  6. Another excellent reason to buy an Audemars Piguet is if you enjoy complications, the kind you find in a really high-end mechanical watch. We’re talking about tourbillons, perpetual calendars, moon phase, retrograde, minute repeaters, chronographs or dual time zone/ GMT’s.

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