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.

Audio: 12 Watch Executive Interviews from SIHH 2015

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At SIHH 2015 in Geneva, I had the chance to chat with 12 watch industry executives, from 11 luxury watch brands, about the timepieces introduced at the show and what lies ahead in 2015. Follow the links below to hear the audio from these interviews, all conducted for my blog, Watch-Insider.com. … [Read more...]


SIHH 2015: Here Are 19 Of The New Watches We’ve Seen So Far

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The 2015 edition of Geneva's Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) kicks off tomorrow, and WatchTime will be reporting live on the new watches introduced at the fair. Many watch brands exhibiting at SIHH have already teased us with some of the new products they will launch there. Scroll down to get a glimpse of WatchTime's pre-SIHH coverage. … [Read more...]


7 Personalized Watches Made for World Champion Athletes

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With the NFL Season in full swing, and the NBA and NHL just getting warmed up, we at WatchTime thought it would be the perfect time to re-post (with a few updates) our article on the elite fraternity of athletes who have not only won a world championship in their sports but also boast a watch made specifically for them. Here are seven notable watches of champions. … [Read more...]


SIHH 2015: The New, Two-Tone Self-Winding Audemars Piguet Royal Oak (With Live Photos)

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The Audemars Piguet watch that made the most noise (literally) at SIHH 2015 was the accoustically engineered Royal Oak Concept RD#1, the brand's undisputed headliner, but AP also released some new versions of its popular standards, including this striking new execution of the iconic Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, in two-tone rose gold and steel. … [Read more...]


Fratello Classics: Which Watch Brands Are Most Likely to Increase in Value?

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It's a question watch collectors — especially new ones — always want answered: What brands offer watches that tend to increase in value over time? In this week's Fratello Friday, I'll attempt to provide guidance on this, not so much from facts and figures but based on experience, and on opinions that I have heard through the years. … [Read more...]


SIHH 2015: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept RD#1 (Updated with Live Photo)

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As it did last year, Audemars Piguet presented a new Royal Oak Concept watch at the 2015 SIHH watch fair. This year's model is truly a milestone: The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept RD#1 (formerly nicknamed "Acoustic Research") — which I saw, and heard, in person today — is a unique prototype piece that is the result of an eight-year program to develop the "perfect" minute repeater sound volume. … [Read more...]


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

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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 never go near a swimming pool). Perhaps you need at least one quartz watch as well, if only to set the time correctly on your mechanical watches. What about a watch with a moon-phase? Can’t do without one, right? … [Read more...]


Close-Up: 6 Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronographs

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph

Along with headline-grabbers like its new Royal Oak Concept watch and Millenary Minute Repeater, the other big debut from Audemars Piguet at last year's SIHH was a set of six all-new watches in its Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph collection, which features some contemporary design updates. … [Read more...]


Fratello Classics: Top 5 Rectangular Watches I Might Wear

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In my modest collection of watches, there is not a single one with a rectangular case; the only non-round one is the octagonal Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Extra-Thin. Nevertheless, since rectangular-case watches do have their fans, this week's Fratello Friday focuses on the top five I would wear... if I did indeed wear them. … [Read more...]


4 New Vacheron Constantin Watches That Debuted at The Moscow Boutique

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Vacheron Constantin in 2014 opened a new boutique in Moscow. As is the brand's tradition when opening a new flagship store, new limited edition watches are being introduced to coincide with it. (For example, Vacheron inaugurated its Paris boutique with a series of very nice pink gold and guilloche-dial watches and with the very stylish 1972 Prestige. For its new Russian store, Vacheron introduced black-dial versions of 4 of its most iconic models. … [Read more...]


Fratello Classics: 5 Watches With Diamonds That Men Can Actually Wear

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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. However, a lot of men who love watches do have respect for the work that goes into diamonds — the cutting, polishing, setting, et cetera. … [Read more...]


Fratello Friday: 5 Very Unusual Timepieces

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Since I started writing my thoughts and ideas about watches on my blog, Fratellowatches, I have been visiting the big watch fairs like Baselworld and the SIHH in Geneva. Sometimes, one comes across some very odd-looking watches at these fairs — watches that perhaps should not be defined as watches, but as mechanical art or — as MB&F's Maximilian Büsser puts it — horological machines. … [Read more...]


SIHH 2014: Watch Insider’s Top Five Sport Watches

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On my blog, Watch-Insider.com, I am assembling lists of my top five watches introduced at last year's SIHH in three categories: design, innovation and, today, my favorite sports watches. Keep in mind these are listed in alphabetical order, not ranked by preference. … [Read more...]


Watch Wallpaper: 8 Calendar Watches

Breitling Montbrillant Olympus

Throughout the holiday season, we've featured reviews of various types of calendar watches, culled from a feature in our December 2010 issue. We thought you might appreciate having access to Nik Schölzel's original photos of all eight of those watches from the original story, now available as wallpaper images for your desktop. … [Read more...]


Fratello Classics: My Top 5 SIHH 2014 Watches

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The Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) last year in Geneva saw very interesting new watches from an array of brands, and from the days I was there, I have compiled a Top Five list of my personal favorite watches. … [Read more...]


Watches at Wimbledon: Who Wears What

Rado ambassador Andy Murray

As many watch aficionados and tennis fans know, some of the Wimbledon tournament's biggest stars are also "brand ambassadors" for some watch brand or other. So which watch will we see on the wrist of the eventual men's and ladies' Wimbledon champs at the trophy presentation this year? We don't know yet, but here's a primer on which tennis players wear which timepieces. … [Read more...]


Watch Insider: 10 Watches From 2014 With That “Certain Something”

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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. … [Read more...]


SIHH 2014 REVISITED: 4 DAYS, 47 WATCHES

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At last year's SIHH 2014 in Geneva, we saw and covered so many new watches, we're concerned our readers might have missed some of our  updates. To make it easier for you to see everything we covered, we've created this handy recap with links to all 47 watches we covered over the watch fair's four days. As we head to SIHH 2015 it's worth a look back at the novelties from 2014. … [Read more...]


Fratello Classics: My Top 5 Gold Watches

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You may have noticed that our “Fratello” articles focus mainly on watches with stainless steel or titanium cases – and a select few with more exotic case materials such as forged carbon and bronze — and that we rarely cover gold watches. Not only can gold watches come off as too “flashy” for some, but they are also, of course, relatively expensive compared to their stainless-steel cousins.  … [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 hell; I hated water and didn’t want to be near it. Things have changed a bit, however. Although I am still not much of a swimmer, I do like to take a plunge in the pool when I am on holiday. And being a watch enthusiast, and a very modest collector, I like to have the right watch on my wrist when I … [Read more...]