In 2011 Audemars Piguet, a renowned Swiss watch maker, released a limited-edition timepiece to honor celebrity Arnold Schwarzenegger. The actor was an avid watch collector. The Audemars Piquet Oak Offshore The Legacy is a limited edition, 1500 pieces, and designed to fit large wrists. The watch was also engraved on the backside with ‘The Legacy’. …
When this company created integrated rubber straps for many of the luxury brands, Tudor, Patek Philippe, Rolex and Panerai timepieces, no one expected the launch of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 41mm rubber strap. Originally designed with gold or steel bracelets the new line of Rubber B products are being produced and manufactured in Switzerland. Top horological experts crafted these straps to fully integrate with the timepieces and also offer other unique aspects.
If you are someone who loves a watch with classic elegance, a piece that is truly timeless then you will be thrilled with the Audemars Piquet Royal Oak Chronograph. Celebrating 40 years of excellence, the design first produced in 1972, the first to use steel rather than gold or silver for the case and band, and of course the continued mechanical genius that powers this beauty.
Over one hundred and thirty years of its existence the company Audemars Piguet, founded in 1875, has made an enormous contribution to the history of Swiss watchmaking. This brand has always been distinguished not only the love of tradition and rich experience embodied in an unusual design and the use of modern materials and technology, but also the courage, innovation and the search for unusual solutions.
The luxury watchmaker Audemars Piguet worked to reengineer an already brilliant timepiece, the Millenary, and now with that inspiration the Quadriennium takes the spotlight. As you might have suspected from the name, the watch sports a quadriennial calendar, meaning it needs to be reset at the end of February every four years. A beautiful and highly distinctive watch, the brand combined practical mechanical expertise with artistic excellence in order to bring this creation to life.
The oval shape of the watch features a very unique three dimensional depth, something crafted from architectural history, gathering inspiration from the Coliseum of Rome. Each of the models within the collection have special detail that showcase the dial and the hand-finished intricate workings inside the watch caliber. The exceptional timepiece is a statement for the brand, a combination of aesthetics, master crafting, and remarkable technology.
If you are looking for a timepiece that is rare, uncommonly exquisite and previously came in gold, and titanium, then look no farther than the Audemars Piquet Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph watch in Platinum. Certainly this watch should be sitting among the most treasured pieces every crafted, and while not the most exclusive, still one of the most amazing.
A very stunning aspect of this timepiece is the metallic blue dial and deep midnight blue strap, allowing for it to be worn for formal and casual affairs. The watch features perlage polishing on the in house movement, and one of the most elegant of the brand stock is displayed on the 3Hz balance wheel. Using a modern black-colored anodized aluminum bridge over the tourbillon and other black aluminum bridges throughout the movement to hold the mainspring barrels in place, the brand really embraces the sporty armor look and couples it with elegance and flair.
When the original timepiece was unveiled back in 2002 the brand paid tribute to the 30th anniversary, now for the first time the presentation of the newest, sleek and beautiful Audemars Piquet Royal Oak Concept GMT Tourbillon in White Ceramic at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie 2014. A timepiece that has been designed and detailed for avant-garde collectors, and connoisseurs, this brand piece is powerful, a brilliant technical design and aesthetically exquisite.
A sculpted titanium case coupled with the luxurious bezel surround the architectural genius tourbillon carriage and second time zone display in case movement. The intricate machined upper bridge is also crafted from the bezel material, making it a striking timepiece, and in typical brand leading edge style, incorporating the movement with this same material.
Back in 2010 the brand launched the original timepiece collection that would bring elegant style and brilliant workmanship to this type watch. Now the Audemars Piquet Royal Oak Offshore Diver Watch is re-introduced in White Ceramic and takes the phenomenal piece to another remarkable level. The new design, new color, and other enhancements just reinforce why the brand is worn around the globe for performance and perfection.
When the original design debuted in steel it was off the charts in terms of look and design, still capturing the spirit of the collection, and showcasing the three-hand dial. The forged carbon case was durable and stylish, but when the brand added ceramic it became even more fashionable and favored. Black ceramic and orange debuted in 2013, and now the latest color takes 2014 in another positive direction.
Since the brand started in 1883 they have been developing timepieces that exemplify exquisite beauty, profound craftsmanship, and a feminine spirit that captures the essence of independence and elegance. The Audemars Piquet Royal Oak Offshore has introduced the latest in the collection the new 42mm watches for 2014. First released in 1993, this collection has always been a favorite, while the brand has been willing to take a risk, introducing the Jumbo in 1972, a luxurious sports watch, and then this collection, which lead the way for oversized sports watches that are also designed for luxury wear.
The latest release in the collection is not really considered oversized any longer, but the variety the brand offers has grown larger and the styles are simply amazing. Because the offering is so wide you can own more than one version and compliment any collection. Bold and prestigious, the timepieces offer aesthetically pleasing elements that provide distinct design features, and engineered components that protect from magnetic waves in addition to superb quality.
Childhood friends Jules Louis Audemars and Edward Auguste Piguet – both from Le Brassus, Switzerland – joined together in 1875 (at ages 24 and 22, respectively) to develop and craft watches. Six years later they founded “Audemars Piguet & Cie”, creating what is now the oldest watchmaking company that is still owned by its founding families. Their timepieces – which were, initially, basic chronometers – have evolved since then and are now designed to exude class, status, luxury and prestige, giving their pieces a different style. They have created a brand that is now a symbol of success and wealth.