Monday, 29 February 2016

The Evolution of Audemars Piguet over time

Watch collectors always have a lust for audemars piguet watches and they are not wrong. These are the watches to be loved and lust for. Not everyone can afford them though to wear them for daily living. For a common human being we have the solution in form of Swiss replica audemars piguet. Now in this format it is in range of a common human being and you get it from

How Audemars Piguet Evolve over years?

It’s all started back in 1875 when two friends Jules-Louis Audemars and Edward-Auguste Piguet collaborated and decided to work on watches. They started making watch movements first and developed a complex mechanism. They decided to make complicated movements since then and then they were able to sell them to big vendors like Gubelin and Tiffany $ Co. In 1881, both of them founded “Audemars Piguet et Cie” and then later in 1882 they introduced their first watch with minute repeater, chronograph, and perpetual calendars. This is the only company which is still owned by the Audemars and Piguet Family. During this time the company went had gone through many crises like World War I and wall street crash of 1929. There were times when only two workers remained in the company but the company keep working on the watches and dodged the slump.

New Era of Watches of Audemars Piguet

The most popular variant of audemars piguet is Royal oak. Do you know how much time it took to create it? In April of 1972, on an eve of watch fair (European watch-making fair in Basel), CEO asked the designer to design a watch for Italian market. This was the first steel watch by Audemars Piguet and now it’s the most popular product of AP. The Royal Oak was the different watch at those times with its unique octagonal design and with eight hexagonal visible screws. The Royal Oak has a history behind its name. In 1651, Oliver Cromwell’s troops pursued King Charles II, to escape them he took the refuge in branches of an oak tree, since then the tree becomes Royal Oak and a symbol of protection. It was considered a risk to introduce the Royal Oak watch as sports steel watch but soon it proved itself a gem for collectors and is the most popular watch among watch lovers.

Royal Oak offshore

Although Audemars Piguet have introduced many versions of Royal Oak but the most popular variant of Roal Oak is Royal Oak Offshore. It was introduced on the 20th anniversary of Royal Oak in 1992 and was designed by a 22 year old Emmanuel Gueit. It was the first design with 42 mm case which is not an odd now but it was not common at those times. It can be called world’s first over sized watch and it was water resistant up to 300 meters.

Royal Oak Concept

On the 30th anniversary of the Royal Oak, AP introduced Royal Oak concept. They used titanium for the bezel of the watch. It is manually wound watch with dynamograph, linear power reserve indicator, and tourbillion. It was only limited to 150 pieces.

Royal Oak Equation and Royal Oak Complication

In 2010, Royal Oak equation was launched with four high complications. There were civil sunrise and sunset times, a perpetual calendar, a precision of the lunar cycle, and the equation of time.

After one year, Royal Oak complication was introduced. It was a self winding watch containing 52 jewel movements.
Concept GMT Tourbillon, Royal Oak Dual Time with multiple complications, Royal Oak Concept RD#1, and Millenary collection all are popular models of Audemars Piguet.