Larger-than-Life Strandbeests from Theo Jansen Walk Miami Beach with Audemars Piguet

 |  October 24th, 2014

We’ve covered the esteemed brand of Audemars Piguet time and again here – but now we bring you something truly unusual. Audemars Piguet—Associate Partner of Art Basel – has announced a partnership with the Peabody Essex Museum that results in an incredible on-the-beach art exhibit in Miami during Art Basel. The exhibit: Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests. Theo Jansen is a 66-year-old “artist” who was born in the Netherlands and studied physics at Delft University of Technology. He started painting when he was about 27 years old and even developed a painting machine. Over the years he has built many machines and has had exhibitions around the world – but it is his Strandbeests that are of famed acclaim. The Strandbeests are…

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Off the Cuff: The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph

 |  September 22nd, 2014

Everyone once in a while we wear a watch that just makes us stop and think about the watchmaking industry as a whole – about history and about legends. This Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph is one such watch. It is an icon in time. It was in the early 1970s – when Swiss watch brands were struggling against Japan’s quartz watch sales – that Audemars Piguet turned to the now-legendary Gerald Genta to design a unique new luxury timepiece in steel. That was the start of the Royal Oak and its hold on time. You can read much more about the Royal Oak’s start here and here. Today, the Royal Oak Chronograph and its sibling, the Royal Oak Offshore…

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Audemars Piguet Slated to Unveil New Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Tourbillon Chronograph at Watches and Wonders

 |  August 29th, 2014

By Isaac Wingold For the second year of the Watches and Wonders Hong Kong horology fair, coming up late in September, Audemars Piguet is back — in a big way. The brand will be officially unveiling the new, ultra haute horlogerie piece: Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Tourbillon Chronograph. Created in a limited edition of just 50 pieces, the watch is a cutting-edge horological creation that will introduce an all-new echelon in the offshore collection. Not only will this new ROO represent the brand’s enthusiastic use of alternative materials such as forged carbon for the case and ceramics, but also it reminds us of the manufacture’s exceptional, traditional watchmaking expertise. If ever there was a great example of inner beauty, this…

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Audemars Piguet Watches: A Look at Unparalleled Craftsmanship That Stands the Test of Time

 |  August 13th, 2014

By Gordon Henderson The truth of a watch brand is in the story behind the development philosophy of the creator. The beauty of a watch is in the craftsmanship and vision that is behind it. For over a century Audemars Piguet has been behind some of the world’s most sought-after timepieces and today we explore the brand’s art. Founded in 1875 by Jules Louis Audemars and Edward Auguste Piguet, Audemars Piguet has always been a top-notch luxury watch atelier. It has created some of the most advanced technical timepieces ever to come on the market. That includes its famed Royal Oak, for which Gerald Genta was commissioned to create on the evening before Basel Fair 1971. The mission: to design…

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FIFA and Audemars Piguet Watches: International Footballer Leo Messi (Part 2 in Who’s Who: Watches and the FIFA World Cup)

 |  June 20th, 2014

Throughout the past week, we brought you a complete list of five top watch brands that are sponsors of international football teams as the World Cup officially started. We also brought you details of Hublot’s role as Official Timer. Today, we begin to move a step further into the incredible world of who’s who in watch brands involved in World Cup international football. Today, we begin taking a look at  watch brands that have both past legendary soccer players and current soccer players on board as brand ambassadors. Audemars Piguet: Four-time Golden Ball winner Leo Messi. Messi, who has visited Audemars Piguet in Le Brassus, has been a brand ambassador for four years. The Argentina-born legend wears his namesake limited…

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