The Core Of Audemars Piguet-the Secret Behind Audemars Piguet Watchmaking

In the watch industry, the definition of ‘advanced watchmaking’ is not clearly discernible. It seems that this concept comes from everyone’s agreement, and no one has a clear explanation of fine watchmaking. Watchmaking history, movements, complications … what elements are really persuasive for measuring fine watch brands? Audemars Piguet, what makes this famous watchmaking brand where it is today? Today, Watch House reveals the story behind Audemars Piguet.

Long history: a long history of watchmaking

Early Audemars Piguet

Early Audemars Piguet artisans were working on watchmaking

 Audemars Piguet was born deep in the heart of Rugu Valley, which moves with the melody of a complex watch movement. In 1875, Audemars Piguet began its watchmaking journey. To this day, as the world’s only fine watchmaking brand still under the control of the founding family, Audemars Piguet’s watchmaking technology has been passed down from generation to generation, and has become the essence of Audemars Piguet’s watchmaking philosophy.

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Modern Audemars Piguet watchmakers are working on watchmaking

Audemars Piguet founder & first generation heir to the founding family: Jules Louis Audemars | Edward Auguste Piguet

 Two watchmakers Jules Louis Audemars and Edward Auguste, also from Ru Valley
Piguet co-founded Audemars Piguet. Since the brand’s inception, timekeeping devices, chronographs and astronomical complexities have been a specialty in the Audemars Piguet watchmaking world. Between 1882 and 1892, Audemars Piguet produced about 1,500 timepieces. The history book kept by Audemars Piguet shows that more than 80% of timepieces have at least one complex function, and some of them have multiple complex functions.

Legacy: Traceable process development

In 1892, Audemars Piguet developed the world’s first minute repeater watch

Most of Audemars Piguet’s historical models have complex functions
 (Some of the ultra-complex function timepieces developed by Audemars Piguet from 1899 to 1986)

 The complexity of Audemars Piguet not only shows the beauty of Audemars Piguet’s watchmaking skills, but also reflects the brand’s superb watchmaking skills. Complicated functions are Audemars Piguet’s core R & D philosophy. In 1892, Audemars Piguet created the world’s first watch with a minute repeat function. In 1899, the first “Universelle” super complicated pocket watch was born. Equipped with many complicated functions including double-seconds chronograph, instant jump seconds and straight-forward seconds, big self-talk, minute repeater, alarm, perpetual calendar, etc .; in 1955, Audemars Piguet was on the perpetual calendar A leap year display was established; the first self-winding tourbillon watch developed by Audemars Piguet was born in 1986 …

Persistence: adhere to the development of mechanical movements and complex functions

Audemars Piguet Caliber 2885 self-winding movement

The birth of each Audemars Piguet ultra-complex function timepiece means a breakthrough and development of Audemars Piguet watchmaking technology. Looking back at Audemars Piguet’s watchmaking path, Caliber
The 2885 self-winding self-produced movement is the pinnacle of Audemars Piguet. Audemars Piguet Caliber
The 2885 self-winding self-produced movement contains up to 648 parts, which is independently adjusted and assembled by a watchmaker, which takes more than 700 hours.

Audemars Piguet Caliber 2885 automatic winding self-produced exploded view

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Complication Watch with Caliber 2885 Self-Manufactured Automatic

 In addition to this Caliber 2885 self-winding self-produced movement, another Caliber 2959 self-winding movement also reflects the high level of Audemars Piguet watchmaking technology. Equipped with this movement.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Super Repeater Minute Repeater, Caliber 2959 Automatic

 In 2018, Audemars Piguet launched many complication watches to maintain the brand’s consistent watchmaking style. Among them, the high-profile Royal Oak series ultra-thin perpetual calendar watch, which took 5 years of research and development, is the second time for Audemars Piguet to break new ground in watchmaking The representative of Tu.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak RD # 2 Ultrathin Perpetual Calendar

 The case is only 6.30 mm, making it the world’s thinnest self-winding perpetual calendar watch, breaking the latest record set by Audemars Piguet. In the R & D and manufacturing stages, the biggest challenge was to redesign the original three-layer movement into a single-layer structure to achieve ultra-thin dimensions, while incorporating and reorganizing various functions to improve the comfort, efficiency and durability of the ergonomic design. Another perpetual calendar watch launched this year is equipped with Caliber
 5134 automatic winding movement, unlike the ultra-thin perpetual calendar, this movement may be more in line with conventional aesthetics in thickness.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Series Perpetual Calendar Watch with Caliber 5134 Automatic Movement

 The creation and development of each complex function is a huge challenge for the watchmaker. They must overturn their previous achievements and start from scratch. The process is much more difficult than we think.

 Audemars Piguet watches are sketching

 In fact, in addition to the technical problems to be overcome, the birth of each Audemars Piguet timepiece also requires the watchmaker’s creative and imaginative designs. Those seemingly impossible designs are finally presented to us. Pieces of art. Audemars Piguet insists on the development of mechanical movements and complex functions, and integrates artistic design on this basis. The perfect fusion of technology and art, this year, Audemars Piguet’s complex function series also brought us many surprises.

Superb: The perfect blend of skill and art

 Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Double Skeleton Skeleton

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Series Double Balance Skeleton Watch Detail Shot

 The new Royal Oak double balance skeleton skeleton watch combines aesthetic design, precision performance and balanced shape. The patented double balance device requires a complicated production process to improve accuracy and stability, and at the same time, you can enjoy the pulsation of the internal movement from both sides of the case.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Series Floating Tourbillon

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Series Floating Tourbillon

 The unique aesthetic design is reminiscent of the bright winter scenery of Rugu Valley. The white gold dial is inlaid with pyramid faceted diamonds, and the white lacquer finish is refined to give off a bright light; the hollowed-out barrel is like a ‘snowflake’, and the ‘ice and snow’ on the floating tourbillon escapement ‘The diamond echoed. Combining technology with design in watches, Audemars Piguet turns every timepiece into a work of art.

 It all started with the cooperation of two watchmakers 143 years ago, and today Audemars Piguet still adheres to the love of mechanical watchmaking. Whether it is the development of complex functions or the insistence on mechanical watchmaking, Audemars Piguet will always bring us unlimited surprises and creativity.

Earl’s Diamond Watch In Two Places

In the wide rectangular case, the two movements are placed horizontally, and the classic style of Miss Protocole is continued in the style. The line organization extends the element of diamond to the case, and even the numbers on the dial are inlaid with diamonds, which is very luxurious.
Movement: Piaget 551P self-winding mechanical movement
Power reserve 40 hours
Case: 18K white gold case set with 151 round diamonds
Dial: white mother-of-pearl dial, center set with 148 round diamonds, second time zone dial at 10 o’clock, curved hands at 6 o’clock
Strap: white alligator leather strap with 18K white gold buckle

Nomos Sports Watch Ahoi Wins 2013 Best Design Award

This sports watch Ahoi launched by Nomos this summer won the 2013 Best Design Award. This novelly designed watch not only has a water-resistant depth of 200 meters, but also an elegantly shaped watch that can be worn even at business events, showing an elegant style.
Although this Ahoi watch has won several awards in Europe, the best design award marks Nomos Glashütte’s important position in the world watchmaking industry. The award dates back to 1950 and was established in Chicago by Charles, Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, and Edgar Kaufmann, Jr. Since its development, the award is now co-organized by the Chicago Athena Museum, the Museum of Architecture and Design, and the European Center for Architectural Design and Urban Studies.

As an independent watchmaker, Nomos has won its Best Design Award for the third consecutive year, which fully demonstrates its unquestionable talent and talent in watch design. In 2011, the brand’s Zurich won the award, and in 2012 the brand’s classic Tangente watch won the best design award. ‘Our goal is to create the most classic and beautiful watches and cases in the world, so that more and more people in the world know and appreciate our watches.’ —