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The origins trace back to the late 1700s in the Vallée de Joux, where farmers devoted their winter days to the art of watchmaking in the brightly lit upper rooms of their farmhouses. These rural homes were converted into exceptional workshops, where they crafted high-quality watch components including wheels, bridges, springs, semi-precious stones, pinions, and various specialized parts. This close-knit community of family artisans in the area led to the creation of some of the most intricate mechanisms known.

 In 1972, Audemars Piguet revolutionized the luxury sports watch genre with the introduction of the Royal Oak. Its unique features, such as the octagonal bezel, stainless steel case, and integrated bracelet, set new standards for luxury watch design. The Royal Oak not only challenged the norms of timekeeping aesthetics but also established stainless steel as a material befitting high-end watches.

 Building on the success of the Royal Oak, Audemars Piguet expanded its line with the Royal Oak Offshore in 1993, introducing a more robust and sporty version of the classic. The brand continued to push the envelope with the Royal Oak Concept series, showcasing Audemars Piguet's commitment to innovation and excellence in watchmaking.

 Audemars Piguet's dedication to excellence and innovation has cemented its status among the elite in the luxury watch market, alongside prestigious names like Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin. With each collection, from the Royal Oak to the Millenary, Audemars Piguet redefines the boundaries of Swiss watchmaking, honoring its founders' legacy while continuously evolving to meet the demands of modern watch enthusiasts.

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Audemars Piguet History

Audemars Piguet traces its history to the late 1700s in Vallée de Joux, Switzerland, where local farmers crafted watch components during winter, establishing a foundation for exceptional watchmaking.

The brand made a significant impact in 1972 with the launch of the Royal Oak, a pioneering luxury sports watch featuring an octagonal bezel and stainless steel construction, which set new standards in watch design.

This success led to the introduction of the Royal Oak Offshore in 1993, a bulkier, more rugged version, and later, the innovative Royal Oak Concept series.

Audemars Piguet is celebrated for its dedication to excellence and innovation, securing its place among luxury watchmaking elites. Continuously evolving, the brand honors its heritage while meeting modern demands with each new collection.

AUDEMARS PIGUET MODELS

Royal Oak Models

Debuting in 1972, the Royal Oak, a creation of the famous Gérald Genta, stands as a pillar among Audemars Piguet's watch offerings. Known for its distinctive octagonal bezel, intricate “tapisserie” dial, and seamlessly integrated bracelet, the Royal Oak boasts celebrated models like the 15202 and 15400.

Royal Oak Offshore Collection

In 1993, to mark an anniversary, the Royal Oak Offshore emerged as a bolder, sportier extension of its predecessor. This line is distinguished by its dive and chronograph watches, featuring vibrant colors and innovative materials.

Millenary Line

The Millenary series, unveiled in 1995, showcases the artistry and precision of watchmaking with its avant-garde oval design, offering a glimpse into the mechanism within and striking a balance between form and function.

Code 11.59 Series

Marking a major milestone since the Royal Oak's introduction, the Code 11.59 series was unveiled in 2019. This modern crafted collection includes 13 models across 6 categories, powered by 3 newly developed in-house calibers.

Jules Audemars Collection

The Jules Audemars range celebrates the brand's founders with its sophisticated dress watches.

Audemars Piquet FAQ's

Audemars Piguet was established in Le Brassus, a quaint village in the heart of Switzerland's Vallée de Joux. Maintaining its status as a family-owned enterprise, it distinguishes itself in the watchmaking industry.

Yes, they hold their value well and more than many other watchmakers but on average they hold their value a little less than Rolex or Patek which are the top two when it comes to holding value.

As one of the esteemed "holy trinity" in Swiss watchmaking, alongside Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin, known for crafting intricately complicated and meticulously finished watches, Audemars Piguet annually creates around 50,000 timepieces.

The company was founded by Jules Louis Audemars and Edward Auguste Piguet in the Vallée de Joux in 1875, acquiring the name Audemars Piguet & Cie in 1881.

Advanced equipment and methods are employed to replicate a range of water pressure scenarios that the watch might face under actual conditions. The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak series features various levels of water resistance, typically spanning from 50 meters (165 feet) to 300 meters (1,000 feet).