Audemars Piguet Perpetual Calendar Black Ceramic

Audemars Piguet Perpetual Calendar Black Ceramic

The Audemars Piguet Perpetual Calendar has been an important part of the Royal Oak collection for many years, and this version in black ceramic continues its development. Initially a 39mm watch, the Perpetual Calendar was increased in size to 41 mm in 2012. Likewise, its self-winding calibre 5134 is also based on its predecessor, calibre…

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold

Audemars Piguet celebrates the 40th anniversary of the women’s Royal Oak with a new jewellery technique, frosted gold. It’s also a story of three designers: Gérald Genta, who created the first Royal Oak in 1972, Jacqueline Dimier, the designer who redesigned Genta’s watch in a version for women, and Carolina Bucci, contemporary jewellery designer from…

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Funky Colour Diver

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver

The complete name for this collection by Audemars Piguet is the Royal Oak Offshore Funky Colour Diver, and it’s the colour that is the standout feature. In 2016, the Royal Oak Offshore Diver Chronograph was launched in these youthful colours, and this year it’s the turn of the time-only diver’s watch. The success of this…

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Openworked

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Openworked

The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Openworked is a beautiful and innovative watch, with the new Calibre 3132 featuring a double balance wheel on a single staff. The watch has all the habitual Audemars Piguet refinement, with hand-finished skeletonization, and wheels with gold-plated surfaces and circular graining. The deep grey, gun-metal treatment of…

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph

The Royal Oak is a true legend in watchmaking, from its design – created by Gérald Genta in one night (the story goes), inspired by an old-fashioned diving helmet attached to a diving suit with screws – to its name, taken from a series of eight Royal Navy warships, in turn named after an old…

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Audemars Piguet, Le Brassus

Audemars Piguet is one of the oldest watch manufacturers still controlled by its founding families, and its history is closely linked to Switzerland’s watchmaking history. Both the Audemars and the Piguet families were living in the Vallée de Joux, and in the 1700s they, like many families in this area with very hard winters, were…

Top ten watches at SIHH 2015

SIHH (19-23 January 2015) is the first major watch show of the year, and even though it includes just 16 brands, all part of the Richemont group, it provides some indications on trends and developments in the watch industry. The brands exhibiting at SIHH were A. Lange & Söhne, Audemars Piguet, Baume & Mercier, Cartier,…

The SIHH 2015 preview watches

Not long now to SIHH, the watch fair grouping 16 brands, starting on 19 January in Geneva. It’s the first watch show of the year and so provides an indication of the latest trends. Some of the things that visitors will be wondering include the effects that the recent Swiss franc currency variation will have…