It’s a famous story of the Royal Oak that when Audemars Piguet was developing it at the start of the 1970s, so tough and costly were the demands of machining and hand-finishing its complex geometries from stainless steel that prototypes ended up being made more cheaply in gold. Since the start, the exterior finish of […]

Audemars Piguet timepieces combine iconic designs with meticulously hand-finished movements. Accordingly, prices run well into six figures. For new collectors and those considering their first Audemars Piguet purchase, WatchTime offers five currently available models at the more accessible end of the range. Royal Oak Selfwinding The word “audacious“ is invoked far too often in the world […]

There’s a point in the world of horology at which rugged sport watches and dizzying complications meet. The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar is that point. When the Royal Oak made its debut in 1972, it was a time-only sport watch in stainless steel, the very first to house a meticulously finished movement inside a well-detailed […]

Audemars Piguet, the ultra luxury watch brand synonymous with quality, complexity and desirability. Recognized as one of the top three horological brands in the world, its respect garnered is a result of over 140 years of hardwork and dedication to horological perfection. It’s boldness to differentiate itself, even in times of global financial uncertainty, has […]

Earlier this year, Audemars Piguet unveiled the final installment of a particularly eccentric haute joaillerie trilogy—the Audemars PiguetDiamond Outrage. Sharing the outlandish and edgy design DNA of its two siblings, the Diamond Punk and Diamond Fury, the Diamond Outrage truly turns the knob to eleven, using pronounced diamond-crusted spikes integrated into a hefty white gold bracelet to convey a look one could only […]