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.

Let’s Kick It: 6 Watches That Celebrate Soccer

Hublot 150

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, with special-edition watches specially devoted to the sport and its players. … [Read more...]


Watch Wallpaper: 7 Moon-Phase Timepieces

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Calendar

In "Going Through a Phase" in WatchTime's November-December 2013 issue, executive editor Norma Buchanan explores a plethora of recently released moon-phase watches. Here are photos of seven of them that you can download as desktop wallpaper. … [Read more...]


5 Accessible Audemars Piguet Watches for New Collectors

Affordable Audemars Piguet for Collectors

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 of watches, and though the Royal Oak may seem tame by today’s standards, it was truly … [Read more...]


Military Time: Watch Insider Presents 10 Watches With NATO Straps

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chrono

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. At this year's Baselworld, I found that I may have helped start a trend, as I saw many new watches that had these military-style cloth straps as original equipment. In this article from my blog, Watch-Insider.com, I showcase 10 of these watches. … [Read more...]


Concept to Caliber: The Story Behind Audemars Piguet’s Manufacture Caliber 3120

Audemars Piguet Calibre 3120

In this in-depth profile from the WatchTime archives, discover how Audemars Piguet brought its manufacture movement, Caliber 3120, to life, from concept to finished caliber, and see behind-the-scenes photos of Audemars Piguet watchmakers at work assembling the movement. … [Read more...]


Star Time: 13 Celebrity-Branded Sports Watches

EMINEM wearing G-Shock

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 these stars go the extra mile, giving input and often even becoming involved in the design process, for special celebrity watches to which they lend their names. Below is a list of 13 celebrity watches developed in honor of, and named for, their famous representatives. … [Read more...]


Time Chimers: 4 Notable Minute Repeaters from SIHH 2015

Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Ivy Minute Repeater

It is not uncommon during the SIHH watch fair to hear the popping of Champagne corks and the clinking of glasses in the luxuriously appointed halls of Geneva's Palexpo. This year, guests also heard the pleasant chiming of several new minute repeater watches from the exhibiting luxury watch brands. Here are four repeater watches from SIHH 2015 that caught our eye — and ear. … [Read more...]


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

Seiko Marinemaster bezel submerged

In the third part of this series on the basics of divers' watches, DiveintoWatches.com takes on what is probably most distinctive element of a dive watch: the rotating bezel. … [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 combinations. We took a look at such blue watches with blue dials and blue straps released within the past few years, and compiled a list of 20 timepieces from brands on the blue-dial bandwagon. … [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 eventually establishing an independent brand (now absorbed into Bulgari, one of his other clients) making watches under his own name. It is a testament to the influence of his designs that his watches became hallmarks of their respective brands and remain popular watch styles. Below, we take a look at … [Read more...]


Fratello Classics: My Top 5 Gold Watches

AP Rpyal Oak - gold

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: 5 Top Watches in 5 Categories from SIHH 2015

Lange Datograph Perpetual

SIHH 2015 has come and gone, and instead of immediately bringing you a "Top 5 Watches" or "Top 10 Watches"  — which we will surely do later on, nevertheless — we at FratelloWatches thought it might be interesting to pick a top new watch release from SIHH 2015 in five different categories. … [Read more...]


Dive Watch Wednesday: A (Very) Few Dive Watch Highlights from SIHH 2015

Panerai Luminor Submersible Carbotech

At last year's SIHH, IWC launched a whopping 15 new Aquatimer models, and Cartier introduced its very first true dive watch, the Calibre de Cartier Diver. This year, at SIHH 2015, the dive watch pickings were rather slim in comparison. … [Read more...]


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

SIHH Panerai PAM580

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

LeBron James wearing AP watch

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)

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Two-Tone - front

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?

Patek Philippe Nautilus

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)

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Acoustic Research

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

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 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...]