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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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  • 18ct Rose Gold Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 26331OR.OO.D315CR.01

    Audemars Piguet

    Royal Oak 26331OR

    Pre-owned UNUSED £28,950.00
  • 18ct Pink Gold Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore reference 25940OK

    Audemars Piguet

    Royal Oak Offshore

    April 2006 £21,950.00
  • Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Volcano reference 26170ST.OO.D101CR.01

    Audemars Piguet

    Royal Oak Offshore

    December 2008 £12,950.00
  • Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph 26405CE.OO.A002CA.01

    Audemars Piguet

    Royal Oak Offshore

    October 2015 £24,950.00
  • 18ct Pink Gold Audemars Piguet Millenary Chronograph 26145OR.OO.D095CR.01

    Audemars Piguet

    Millenary Chronograph

    July 2009 £17,950.00
  • Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 'Ultra thin' 15202ST.OO.1240ST.01

    Audemars Piguet

    Royal Oak Ultra Thin

    September 2018 £26,950.00
  • Audemars Piguet 18ct rose gold Royal Oak Off Shore Limited Edition Michael Schumacher Ref 26568OM.OO.A004CA.01

    Audemars Piguet

    Audemars Piguet 265680M.OO.A004CA.01

    £89,900.00
  • Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Off Offshore T3

    Audemars Piguet

    Royal Oak Offshore T3

    June 2004 £25,950.00
  • 18ct Rose Gold Audemars Piguet Royal Oak offshore Chronograph 26470OR.OO.A002CR.01

    Audemars Piguet

    Royal Oak Offshore

    January 2017 £27,450.00
  • Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Reference 26470ST.OO.A820CR.01

    Audemars Piguet

    Royal Oak Offshore

    October 2017 £18,500.00
  • 18ct Rose Gold Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 26331OR.OO.1220OR.01

    Audemars Piguet

    Royal Oak 26331OR

    April 2017 £36,950.00
  • Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore 26331ST.OO.1220ST.03

    Audemars Piguet

    Royal Oak Offshore

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

    Audemars Piguet

    Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillion

    November 2008 £87,500.00
  • Edward Piguet Ref: 25925OR/O/0001CR/01

    Audemars Piguet

    Edward Piguet 18ct

    September 2001 £9,450.00
  • Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph 26405CE.OO.A002CA.01

    Audemars Piguet

    Royal Oak Offshore

    April 2017 £25,950.00
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Previously in stock

  • Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 67650SR.OO.1261SR.01

    Audemars Piguet

    Royal Oak

    October 2018 £12,950.00
  • Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver Ref: 15710ST.OO.A002CA.01

    Audemars Piguet

    January 2017 Free!
  • Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver Ref: 15710ST.OO.A002CA.01

    Audemars Piguet

    Royal Oak Offshore Diver

    January 2017 £12,950.00
  • 18ct Red Gold Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 15400OR.OO.D002CR.01

    Audemars Piguet

    Royal Oak 15400OR.OO.D002CR.01

    June 2018 £19,950.00
  • Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore 26071IK.OO.D002CA.01

    Audemars Piguet

    Royal Oak Offshore 26071IK.OO.D002CA.01

    May 2006 £29,950.00
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