Audemars Piguet: Tradition in Excellent Art of Watchmaking

As the youth friends Jules-Louis Audemars and Edward-Auguste 1875 had just finished their training in the watchmaking industry, they are thought not to write history. But their bold move, both were top 20, to build in future own watches in the premises was rewarded with fame and recognition. Almost 140 years later Audemars Piguet belongs to the absolute top of Haute Horlogerie. And Audemars Piguet is the oldest Manufactory, which is still owned by the family.

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While many traditional houses have been sold, the family kept the heritage in own hands. With Jasmine Audemars , today is the great-granddaughter of one of the founder of the company at the top of the Board. To date, the company has its seat in Le Brassus in the Swiss Jura mountains. The company history is so resistant, the success that turned soon after the Foundation were so spectacular.

Watches from Audemars Piguet literally provided at the end of the 19th century caused a sensation. From the beginning the founders focused complicated watches with additional features to produce. At the beginning of it, are mostly as was customary, fashion pocket watches. But even before the Watch takes its road to success, the innovative tinkerers and good businessmen Audemars and Piguet amaze already with a particularly difficult about building model.

in 1891 they introduce the world’s smallest movement with Minute Repeater, a year later this complication is portable for the first time on your wrist. Their Medal of honour of the Paris world exhibition is already two years in the Cabinet. But even after the death of the founding fathers (1918 / 1919) Audemars Piguet on track for success remains. World famous Jewelers such as Van Cleef & Arples or Tiffanys customer and sell your own models with movements by Audemars Piguet.

But the big time to come yet. At the latest with the Royal Oak rises the family business in the Mount Olympus of the watchmakers. Today carry around the world watches from the House of Audemars Piguet Ästeten with sense for excellent technology and precise craftsmanship. They are among the watches with the highest sales at auctions at all.

There is no contradiction is sporty and elegant

The superstars Lionel Messi, LeBron James, Michael Schumacher and Novak Djokovic are the measure of all things in their respective sports. If they run across the red carpet is a companion always loyal to them all: your clock made by Audemars Piguet. For Michael Schumacher, the seven-time formula 1 world champion, Audemars Piguet brought 2012 even his own collection with a total 1600 copies, distributed on three models out.

A similar honor was previously for racer Juan Pablo Montoya. Arnold Schwarzenegger wore several times an Audemars Piguet in his films, most recently in Terminator 3, and at the sailing regatta for America’s Cup the watchmaker sponsored two successful Alinghi-Team. Extremely successful people who know technology with the highest claim is as valuable and irreplaceable, choose a model of Audemars Piguet regularly. A total of five men’s collections, as well as two ladies are available. With the high quality of the watches requires that the number of units of each model are always quite low.

Royal Oak:The absolute classic is the legendary Royal Oak, designed in 1972 by Gérald Genta watch icon. Named after a sailing ship in the British fleet, the Royal Oak was regarded at the time as the world’s first luxury sports watch. Then, as now this collection Meanwhile comprehensive 12 models is its octagonal, visible screwed case with following a metal band. The highlight of the collection is quite clear that Royal Oak Grande Complication week display Schleppzeiger Chronograph, Minute Repeater, perpetual calendar and moon-phase display. There are also several limited special editions. The Royal Oak is one of the top-selling luxury watches today.

Royal Oak Offshore:As a further development for the Royal Oak, Audemars Piguet launched the Royal Oak Offshore, which was still masculine designed some years after their release. She fit perfectly in the trend of larger housing and quickly achieved cult status. The offshore series chronograph is designed, where there are they with many additional complications. The model survivor is a real expedition watch that defies most adverse and diverse bettors just as reliably as conditions. Their housing is made of ultra-light, blackened titanium.

Edward Piguet and Jules Audemars:When a renowned watchmakers like Audemars Piguet calls collections after their founders, can the buyer absolutely be sure that two rows of watches were made, which leave nothing to be desired and are extremely high-quality processed. While the Piguet is characterized by its rectangular case, stands the Audemars for round housings. Some of the finest watches among these collections at all. About the Edward Piguet Tourbillon Moss agate, which although is made in (small) series, but never a piece are the same. The delicate veins in the processed mineral Moss agate can each dial look different. Another outstanding piece of watchmaking is the chronometer Jules Audemars watch with AP escapement. For this purpose, the most precious of all precious metals is processed with Platinum. The 274-part movement is, as usual, produced in hand at Audemars Piguet and has a power reserve of 90 hours.

Millenary:The millenary collection is the most elegant, what has to offer Audemars Piguet for men. It boasts an oval or elliptical enclosure. Six different models with different complications are available.

Classique and tradition:Since 2008, Audemars Piguet tradition published the collection with curved bezel, which is available with various complications or ultra slim model. Classique series, there is a Gold Pocket Watch Grande complicationas a tribute to the Gründerzeit. In the best tradition of the clock for the 1889 there was a special prize at the Expo in Paris.

Audemars Piguet:Each watch is hand work

Audemars Piguet produced today at three locations, all of them in Switzerland. Here, every single piece is made by hand. The timepieces from Audemars Piguet are in world’s 23 exquisite boutiques. In Germany, there is no boutique, but well over 30 official retailers across the whole Federal territory. Still, the company defended a leading position in the manufacture of watches with complications. Customers can rely on an outstanding service. So regular maintenance work carried out by watchmakers, who have at least a comparable education – and same passion – such as those who build the watches.