Key Moments In The History Of Audemars Piguet Watches

The Swiss watch brand Audemars Piguet is the oldest watch manufacturer which hasn’t left the ownership of the founding families. Even today, Audemars Piguet is still independent. Wristwatches from Audemars Piguet are top quality luxury watches that embody haute horlogerie. What else can you tell your watch friends? Discover these milestone moments in the history of Audemars Piguet watches, from its founding in 1875 to the present day, and you’ll have plenty to discuss.

1875  Audemars Piguet was founded in Le Brassus, Switzerland, by Jules Louis Audemars, and Edward Auguste Piguet. The two watchmakers decided to join each other in order to develop and manufacture watches with complex movements.

1899  A “Grande Complication” pocket-watch emerges from the Audemars Piguet work-shops. It is equipped with grand and small strike and minute repeater chiming on three gongs, with an alarm striking on independent gongs, perpetual calendar, deadbeat seconds, and chronograph with jumping seconds (fifth of a second indication,) and split-seconds hand.

1920-1929 Audemars Piguet creates the first jumping hour display on a watch. The brand also launches a range of fine ladies’ watches, set with precious stones.

1967  Audemars Piguetdeveloped the world’s thinnest selfwinding automatic movement with a thickness of 2.45 mm.

1972  Audemars Piguet unveiled a new kind of luxury sports watch at the Basel watch fair. The Royal Oak’s octagonal bezel, revealed screws and integrated stainless-steel bracelet created a sports watch that was powerful, arresting, and utterly different. It is the look that still defines all modern sports watches.

1986 Audemars Piguet Swiss Replica releases another world first: the first ever self-winding ultra-thin wristwatch to feature a second time zone. The tourbillon carriage inside this watch is, at the time, the smallest made in history.

1992 The Royal Oak Offshore was added to the Audemars Piguet luxury sports watch family. This oversized version of the Royal Oak was the first 42 mm sports watch. Nicknamed ‘The Beast’, the Royal Oak Offshore became an instant classic, and would go on to become Audemars Piguet’s best-selling watch.

2000  The first watch with an Equation of Time, perpetual calendar, sunrise and sunset times, was invented.

2015  A new Royal Oak concept watch, codenamed RD1, is unveiled at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie. The new concept features a never-before-seen interpretation of one of watchmaking’s most sought-after complications: the chime.

Best Audemars Piguet Watches All The Time

Audemars Piguet is a member of the “Holy Trinity” of watches – the three most luxurious, and prestigious luxury watch brands offered on the watch market today. With excellence and exceptional quality, the brand never ceases to produce the most astonishing timepieces for men to enjoy. Take the pleasure of appreciating on these wonderful watches that proudly manufactured by the brand.

First one on the list is the Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars Moonphase Calendar 39mm watch. A timepiece that comes in a 39mm in diameter and 8.8mm thick polished finished solid 18kt rose gold case with fine brushed finished edges, and features a silver metallic dial. On the dial we can find the applied polished rose gold index hour markers with printed black index minute track, and the leaf shaped, polished rose gold hands. Containing a total number of 45 jewels, the Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars Moonphase Calendar 39mm watch also has an approximate power reserve of 40 hours.

Second one on the list is the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Replica Diver. The Royal Oak Offshore Diver, reference 15703ST, is among the most popular members of the Offshore family. It features the “rubber-clad” accents often found on Offshore models, The case measures 42 mm x 13.9 mm and it offers 300 meter water resistance. The crown at 10 o’clock turns the internal bezel with the typical countdown markings. The Mega Tapisserie dial is a larger version of that found on the Royal Oak, and the broad hands offer excellent legibility. The in-house caliber 3120 provides the power.

Third one on the list is Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Black Ceramic. This is one of the most surprising and talked-about releases from AP in 2017. The dial features the trademark Grande Tapisserie pattern, which is primarily grey, with black highlights. This helps to give the entire watch a uniformed color, which is punctuated only by the presence of the photo-realistic moonphase indicator, helping that feature to stand out even more than it already did. The black ceramic case and bracelet give the watch a distinctive, tough appearance that corresponds to the very high resistance of ceramic to scratching, ageing and thermal shock. The case has a water resistance of 50 metres.

Swiss Watches: Reviews on JULES AUDEMARS Tourbillon 26346OR.OO.D088CR.01 Watch

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The Piguet named the series with the name of their founder Jules Audemars, aiming to convey the highest respect to the legend. Jules-Louis Audemars had convented several complex movement, he is a pioneer in the field of advanced watches. Jules Audemars series developed a school of its own with the eternal classic circular watch case, a streamlined flat bezel and an understated low-key dial. In addition, it also reflects the ingenuity and precision of the master put into the details of watches, the most incisively reflects the great tradition of watch.

Hollow watches indicate watchmakers’ confidence to movement crafts by showing the whole construction of mechanism watches to the public. Combining the hale style of mechanism metal and elaborate romance, the watch takes people in to a fantastic microcosm. Today, we would like to introduce a hollow watch that represents the high watchmaking technology.

Audemars Piguet JULES AUDEMARS Tourbillon chronograph watch

Version: 26346OR.OO.D088CR.01

Movement: manual movement
watch case material: 18K rose gold

Watch band material:crocodile

Watch case diameter: 41mm

Comments of the watch: a excellent hollow watch must be the combination of professional hollow technology and art design inspiration. Audemars Piguet JULES AUDEMARS Tourbillon chronograph watch is the best example. The 41mm rose gold watch case was equipped with the precious Audemars Piguet self-made Cal.2936 manual upper chain movement, which skillfully combines the elements of tradition and modernity. The timer was inlaid directly in the movement, becoming a integral part of a moving scene. The scales in the small dial and the edge between 3 and 6 o’clock are very delicate. The skillful use of two colors adds a sense of poise to the overall design. The gold color and tourbillon bridge plate of the movement, in stark contrast to the brown timer. Hollow technology uncovers the complex movement consist of 299 components.It’s really fascinating.

The position of 3 o’clock on the dial is the 30 minute timing dial, and the 6 o’clock is the tourbillon. Inside, tourbillon frames requires a watchmaker to spend 6 hours to finish polishing by hand. The small dial is in the position of 9 o’clock. With the combination of hollow technology, timing device and tourbillon, the thickness of watch case is only 13.3mm. It is worthy of the name of the ultra-thin complex function watches

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