This renowned brand of luxury watches was established with the collaboration of Jules-Louis Audemars and Edward-August Piguet. Their shared passion for watchmaking enabled them to create the Audemars Piguet house, in 1875. In six years time, the brand became official and moved to Le Brassus in Switzerland.
The brand became an instant success and acquired fame for creating complex watches and watch mechanisms ensuring accuracy. The genuineness and superb quality of the Audemars Piguet creations transformed the house into one of the world’s biggest watchmaking companies.
Prospects for the house changed when both its founders died within a year, from 1918 to 1919. Nonetheless, the business continued to flourish under the control of the founders’ talented sons, Paul Louis Audemars and Paul Edward Piguet. They went on to progress with the innovative tradition of the two families and created the thinnest watch caliber in 1925, the first skeletonized pocket watch in 1934, and introduced the thinnest wristwatch in 1946.
If producing complex watches had always been the foundation of Audemars Piguet, then there was a remodeling of the design depicting elegance. This is what led to the manufacture of the first jumping hour wristwatches and the brand’s iconic Royal Oak.
The watches are made of steel mainly targeting Italian sportsmen. However, the Royal Oak has been given a feminine touch over the years, this has resulted mainly through the association of Carolina Bucci, a jeweler from Florence. It is quite clear that this fashion accessory emerged due to the combined efforts of socialites and celebrities; producing a product that is both elegant and sophisticated.
Audemars Piguet possesses considerable talent in producing masterpieces of watches; they proudly produce luxury sports watches that are highly durable. The house’s latest creations are a clear manifestation of the elegance of Audemars Piguet watches. The Royal Oak Frosted Gold is remarkably beautiful with its hammered white gold bracelet. The rhodium tapisserie dial is skillfully designed by talented craftsmen. The watch is extremely awesome. The house is still under the control of its founding families enabling it to proceed with its own unique inspiration.
To meet the demands of ever-increasing customers, the brand has, occasionally, opted for Haute Horlogerie or high-art of watchmaking. The Diamond Outrage depicts a genuine watch set decorated with a number of glittering cut diamonds. The finishing is extraordinary and will undoubtedly garner the same sensational approval as the previous watch releases.