Audemars Piguet (11008)

by François Chaille

The prestigious Audemars Piguet watches reveal the history of a Swiss company that has always combined daring, ingenuity, and luxury. Founded in 1875 by Jules-Louis Audemars and Edward-Auguste Piguet, the manufacturing headquarters of Audemars Piguet are nestled in the Joux Valley in Switzerland. For more than a century, this presti¬gious company has held a unique position in the world of high quality watch making: its expertise, creativity, and state-of-the-art technology are behind Audemars Piguet’s luxurious and innovative watches. At the turn of the twentieth century, the factory employed more than seventy craftsmen, whose mas¬tery and excellent grasp of the changing times not only enabled the development of traditional pieces, but also the production of revolutionary watches, both of the highest quality. These include the slimline jewelled watches for women in the Art Deco era, chronographs in the Forties, the first perpetual calendar watch in 1957, the famous Royal Oak—the first high-end sports watch—in 1972, and the ultra-modern Millenary MC12 in 2008.

336 Pages • colour ill. • Format : 24.7 x 28.5 cm.
Prix : CHF 120.00 • € 120.00