Audemars Piguet began In 1875 when two young men sharing a passion for watch making joined together to design and produce complication watches. Jules-Louis Audemars would design the movements while Edward-Auguste Piguet would handle the financial and commercial side. Audemars Piguet quickly began to gain popularity, especially with the manufacture of chronographs. Audemars Piguet is now one of the most accomplished leaders in the Swiss watch industry. There are very few companies these days that are still family owned and operated. Audemars Piguet is a rarity that, either hands-on or behind the scenes, a family member continuously perfecting the crucial decisions that perpetuate success.
Applauded for their esteemed Royal Oak, AP has presented itself as a chief in the complicated timepiece realm. Gracefully sealing the case with their 8 distinctive screws to guarantee the highest form of preservation in return has drawn much attention to this legendary model. The “Millenary”, also an admired piece, defines the successful risk taking in Audemars Piguet’s history. Attractive with its striking asymmetrical case design, it will successfully thrill the eye of any collector.
Giving back seems enormously imperative to AP and they are not shy at showing their generous philanthropy. Each year, they dedicate themselves not to just one, but numerous amounts of charities that focus on vital issues. Audemars Piguet has also gained recognition for its limited edition timepieces, such as the Montauk Highway Chronograph, exclusively designed for London Jewelers and producing only 300.
Audemars Piguet never stops creating remarkable timepieces, introducing the first self-winding ultra-thin wristwatch with tourbillon, the first wrist watch with a second time zone, and the star wheel with its sector hour display on three sapphire discs. For the true aficionado’s taste they showcase a remarkable series of highly complicated pieces that would complete the most admired collection. Thoroughly executing the utmost of exquisite designs and materials are bound to excite its world wide audience. Audemars Piguet world renown timepieces adorn the wrists of celebrities such as Jay-Z, Usher, Shaquille O’Neal, Lionel Messi, Patrick Dempsey and Arnold Schwarzenegger.