Audemars Piguet

Audemars Piguet

Audemars Piguet (AP) is a Swiss luxury watch brand. Audemars Piguet was founded in 1875. Tiffany, Cartier and Bulgari used Audemars watches to offer them (relabeled) under their own brands. Since 1882, the Audemars and Piguet families have been involved with the AP company without interruption. Audemars Piguet ambassadors are, among others, Michael Schumacher, Lionel Messi, LeBron James, Michelle Yeoh. Among the notable Audemars Piguet (AP) collections are the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore, Audemars Piguet Millenary, Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars, Audemars Piguet Tradition, Audemars Piguet Classique. Audemars is popular for its AP ladies watches but is most often bought by male collectors because of its elegant Audemars Piguet men's watches. Our watch database has the full Audemars Piguet prices list, our glossary shows you the correct Audemars Piguet pronunciation and the AP watches shown on our website can be found at local dealers who often have Audemars Piguet for sale (with discounts compared to the Audemars price list). Beware of buying an Audemars Piguet replica (Audemars replica) or fake Audemars because the quality is often sub-standard and does not justify the Audemars Piguet prices for such products. WatchTime publishes Audemars Piguet (AP) news, Audemars Piguet (AP) watch reviews and opinions on Audemars Piguet watches. Learn more about your favorite Audemars Piguet watch (prices for many Audemars Piguet watches included) from WatchTime's Audemars Piguet articles about the Royal Oak Offshore, Millenary watch, and many other Audemars Piguet watches. We also frequently speak with the watchmakers of Audemars Piguet and visit the AP facilities in Switzerland. If you are an AP collector stay tuned on our latest updates.

Watch Test: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver

We put Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak Offshore Diver, a watch built for sport but suited for leisure, through its paces. Don’t be fooled by its chic styling and haute-de-gamme price tag: the … [Read more...]

Carrying on a Tradition: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar 41mm


Audemars Piguet has a rich history of producing complicated perpetual calendar timepieces, dating back to the 19th century.  In fact, the region in which Audemars Piguet was founded – Switzerland's … [Read more...]

Vacheron Constantin Launches New Overseas Limited Editions

Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph

In a discussion about quintessential elegant sports watches, one could make the case that the Vacheron Constantin Overseas merits consideration alongside such acknowledged, venerable classics as the … [Read more...]

5 Accessible Audemars Piguet Watches for New Collectors

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak

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 … [Read more...]

7 Milestone Omega Watches, from 1892 to Today

Omega Speedmaster, 1957

In its long history, Omega has contributed numerous important watches and innovations to the world of watchmaking. In this excerpt from our "Omega Milestones" E-Special, we chronicle seven of the 25 … [Read more...]

Watch Wallpaper: 7 Moon-Phase Timepieces

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Calendar

In the article "Going Through a Phase," presented in WatchTime's December 2013 issue, executive editor Norma Buchanan explores a plethora of recently released moon-phase watches. Here are photos of … [Read more...]

Just for Kicks: 6 Watches That Celebrate Soccer

The Hublot Big Bang Unico Bi-Retrograde Chrono in King Gold

The so-called "beautiful game" is what we Americans call soccer and what nearly everyone else calls football. Some of the world's luxury watch and sports watch makers have gotten in on the excitement, … [Read more...]

14 Milestone Audemars Piguet Watches, From the First Minute Repeater to the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak

WT Spotlight - Audemars Piguet

Download this FREE feature — Watchtime Spotlight: Audemars Piguet – 14 Milestone Audemars Piguet watches — and expand your knowledge about the 14 most important timepieces in more than a century … [Read more...]

Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy, Part 6: IWC Portugieser

IWC Portuguese Anniversary - gold

Last week we covered the Rolex Day-Date; this week we come to a watch my grandfather owns, a piece he wears intermittently between his favorite orange Toy Watch and an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak. (Is … [Read more...]

Feeling Blue: 21 Watches With Blue Dials and Blue Straps

TAG Heuer 1887 Carrera Chronograph

Blue watches are one of the growing style trends seen in the watch world in the past few years — and on display at the watch shows in Switzerland and in the U.S.A. —, with blue-on-blue dial-strap … [Read more...]

Advice for Collectors: How to Buy Pre-Owned Watches

Omega Speedmaster Professional Snoopy

The market for pre-owned items is huge. The success of websites like Craigslist, AutoTrader and so on are a testimonial. And the wristwatch market is no exception. Although a wristwatch is often a … [Read more...]

Dive Watches 101: The Basics of the Rotating Divers’ Watch Bezel

Citizen Promaster 1000 bezel - submerged

In this article in our series on the basics of divers' watches, takes on what is probably most distinctive element of a dive watch: the rotating bezel. … [Read more...]

Watch Insider: 10 Watches With That “Certain Something”


Some watches simply "have it" and some do not. These 10 timepieces, to me, have that certain something that sets them apart. Scroll down to see my choices. These are the watches introduced in 2014 … [Read more...]

5 Iconic Watches from the Mind of Gérald Genta

Gerald Genta

Throughout his career, legendary watch designer Gérald Genta (1931-2011) created some of the most iconic models in the watch world, working with brands from Omega to Audemars Piguet and IWC and … [Read more...]

Blackout: 17 Black-on-Black Watches

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chrono

Blue-on-blue isn't the only popular watch-color trend of recent years. "All-black" watches, with ebony-colored cases, dials, and straps, have also remained popular. Nearly every watch brand, from … [Read more...]

Watches With Diamonds? Here Are Five That Men Can Actually Wear

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 5402B

Yes, we're talking men’s watches with diamonds. No, don’t click away from this post just yet.  I am aware that this is a bit of a tricky subject, since most men don’t like to wear diamonds. … [Read more...]

Countdown: The Top 7 Iconic Chronograph Watches

Rolex Daytona

From my blog,, I offer up my personal list of Seven Iconic Chronograph Watches. If you don’t count the date feature, the chronograph is probably the most popular complication for … [Read more...]

A Formidable Foursome: 4 Watches Worn and Endorsed by Pro Golfers

Bubba Watson wearing Richard Mille

For many of us, summer means weekends on the golf course and lazy afternoons watching your favorite professional golfers compete in the major tournaments on TV. And for some of us, this also involves … [Read more...]

Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy, Part 1: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak old v. new

As we begin this new series — in which we look at modern-day versions of classic watch models through the eyes of a vintage-watch fan — I think back to all the iconic watches that have achieved … [Read more...]

Fratello Friday: What If You Could Only Have One Watch? My Top 5 Choices

Omega Speedmaster Co-Axial

If you are like me and my colleagues at Fratellowatches, you can’t live with only one watch. You need at least one chronograph, one watch with a second time zone, and one divers' watch (even if you … [Read more...]

“Sound” Investments: 10 Notable Minute Repeaters and Chiming Watches

Piaget Emperador Coussin Automatic Minute Repeater

One of the most difficult watch complications to produce, a minute repeater transforms a watch from mere timekeeping device to miniature music box. Below we take a look at 10 minute repeaters — and … [Read more...]

Out of This World: Reviewing the Seiko Astron GPS Watch

Seiko Astron Outer Space background

The Seiko Astron, released to great fanfare in 2012, tells time by receiving GPS signals anywhere on Earth. Was it a world-beater in our test? Click here to read our in-depth review of the Seiko … [Read more...]

WatchTime Reader Tour: Experience Haute Horlogerie In Germany And Switzerland


WatchTime offers an exclusive watchmaking journey you will never forget, from November 25 to December 3, in Switzerland and Germany. Not even the average German knows where Glashütte is located, … [Read more...]

Close-Up: 6 Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronographs

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph

At SIHH 2014, Audemars Piguet debuted a set of six new models in its Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph collection, which also features some contemporary design updates. Here's a closer look at the … [Read more...]

Which Watch Brands Are Most Likely to Increase in Value?

Patek Philippe Nautilus

It's a question watch collectors — especially new ones — always want answered, and one we at Fratellowatches have heard often: What brands offer watches that tend to increase in value over time? … [Read more...]

Fratello Friday: My Top 5 Favorite Divers’ Watches

Omega Seamaster Ploprof

Admittedly, I do not dive. In fact – and this has been a secret until now – it took me a lot of effort to even get my swimming diploma when I was a young boy. For my parents, this must have been … [Read more...]

Military Time: Watch Insider Presents 10 Watches With NATO Straps

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronographe

In recent years I've taken to "pimping out" my new and old watches, some of them military watches, by replacing their original straps with colorful NATO straps. New releases from recent Baselworld … [Read more...]

Fratello Friday: Reviewing the Gold Patek Philippe Nautilus

Patek Philippe Nautilus Ref. 5711 - Gold

Some of you may know that I have a weak spot for watches designed by Gérald Genta in the 1970s, a list that includes the Royal Oak by Audemars Piguet and the Ingenieur by IWC (it is a common … [Read more...]

Star Time: 13 Celebrity-Branded Sports Watches

EMINEM wearing a Casio G-Shock Eminem edition at Casio's "Shock the World" Event

There is no shortage of celebrities, many of them celebrity athletes, who serve as "brand ambassadors" for watch brands, appearing in ads and attending events wearing their watches. However, a few of … [Read more...]

Watch Insider’s Top 10 Chronograph Watches: Are These The Best Chronographs?

Cartier Montre Calibre de Cartier

Top chronograph watches remain incredibly popular, even if most of us don't even use their signature chronograph watch functions. I am no exception; along with GMT/UTC functions, chronographs are one … [Read more...]