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Audemars Piguet

Audemars Piguet, A brief history

Audemars Piguet is located in the Swiss village of Le Brassus in the Valleéde Joux, an area in the heart of the Swiss Jura mountains famous for its watchmaking prowess. Historically, the region is known for experiencing harsh winter conditions and given the land is not suited to growing crops, the area became a centre of excellence for creating watch movements. Small independent watchmakers would seek shelter from ferociously cold temperatures, crafting movements in small hillside ateliers. As warmer weather arrived, these movements would be transported to Geneva where they would feature in fine pocket watches created by prestigious watchmakers.

In 1881, two sons of the Valleéde Joux, Jules Louis Audemars and Edward Auguste Piguet, joined forces to create the haute horlogerie brand which bears their respective surnames, Audemars Piguet & Cie.

The Valleéde Joux is particularly famous for complicated watches such as minute repeaters, tourbillons and grand complications. Moreover, ultra-thin movements are a speciality of the region. Other famous names are located within this area, including Blancpain and Jaeger-LeCoultre. However, Audemars Piguet remains arguably the most prestigious maison to be based within the region. Indeed, such is the elevated status of this haute horlogerie brand that it is regarded by some as one of the three “great dames”of haute horlogerie, alongside Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin.

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  • Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Bumble Bee Special Edition Ref: 26176FO.OO.D1CR.01

    Audemars Piguet

    Royal Oak Offshore

    January 2011 £16,950.00
  • Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph 25860ST.OO.1110ST.03

    Audemars Piguet

    Royal Oak

    February 2009 £12,950.00
  • 18ct Pink Gold Audemars Piguet Millenary Chronograph 26145OR.OO.D093.CR.01

    Audemars Piguet

    Milinary

    January 2015 £17,950.00
  • Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore 25940SK.OO.D002CA.01.A

    Audemars Piguet

    Royal Oak Offshore

    August 2006 £11,750.00
  • Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver Ref: 15703ST.OO.A002CA.01

    Audemars Piguet

    Royal Oak Offshore

    February 2015 £11,950.00
  • Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore 25940SK.OO.D002CA.01

    Audemars Piguet

    Royal Oak Offshore

    March 2010 £10,950.00
  • Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver Ref: 15710ST.OO.A002CA.02

    Audemars Piguet

    Royal Oak Offshore Diver

    July 2015 £11,250.00
  • Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Juan Pablo Montoya Limited Edition of 1000. Reference 26030IO.OO.D001IN.01

    Audemars Piguet

    Royal Oak Offshore

    December 2004 £23,950.00
  • Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Quantieme Perpetual Calendar 25829TA.OO.0944TA

    Audemars Piguet

    Royal Oak Quantieme

    £25,500.00
  • Edward Piguet Ref: 25925OR/O/0001CR/01

    Audemars Piguet

    Edward Piguet 18ct

    September 2001 £10,750.00
  • 18ct white gold Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars Ultra Thin Ref: 15180BC.OO.A002CR.01

    Audemars Piguet

    Jules Audemars Ultra Thin

    Pre-owned UNUSED £16,750.00
  • Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Safari Chronograph Reference 26170ST.OO.D091CR.01

    Audemars Piguet

    Royal Oak Offshore Safari

    April 2012 £12,950.00
  • Royal Oak Offshore Alinghi Team. Reference 26062FS.OO.A002CA.01

    Audemars Piguet

    Royal Oak Alinghi

    2007 £19,750.00
  • Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Alinghi

    Audemars Piguet

    Royal Oak Alinghi

    August 2007 £28,500.00
  • 18ct Rose Gold Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chrono Tourbillon 25977OR.OO.D002CR.01

    Audemars Piguet

    Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillion

    November 2008 £95,000.00
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Previously in stock

  • Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Safari Chronograph Reference 26170ST.OO.D091CR.01

    Audemars Piguet

    R O O Safari Chronograph

    May 2007 £11,500.00
  • 18ct Pink Gold Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph 2632OOR.OO.D0028CR.01

    Audemars Piguet

    Royal Oak 2632OR

    June 2014 £22,950.00
  • Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 15300ST.OO.1220ST.01

    Audemars Piguet

    Royal Oak

    November 2012 £12,450.00
  • Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Shaquille O'Neal

    Audemars Piguet

    Royal Oak Offshore

    January 2008 £18,950.00
  • 18ct Pink Gold Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph 26320OR.OO.D088CR.01

    Audemars Piguet

    Royal Oak Offshore

    August 2013 £21,500.00
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