Established in 1875, Audemars Piguet is the oldest fine watchmaking manufacturer still in the hands of its founding families (Audemars and Piguet). As one of the globally renowned luxury watch brands, Audemars Piguet has cemented its position in the horological industry with its sophisticated and timeless watches. Find the right Audemars Piguet watch that complements your personality below!

What materials does Audemars Piguet use in its luxury watches? | The History of Audemars Piguet Watches


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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Collection

With its iconic stainless steel case, octagonal bezel, “Tapisserie” dial and integrated bracelet, the Royal Oak overturned the prevailing codes and changed the face of the watchmaking industry in 1972 and took its rightful place as a modern icon. The octagonal bezel with its 8 hexagonal screws has become the royal oak collection's trademark. These Audemars Piguet watches are given refined, polished and satin-brushed finishes to reinforce their clean aesthetic lines. This Audemars Piguet collection comprises self-winding chronograph, perpetual calendar, self-winding flying tourbillon, quartz, tourbillon extra-thin, frosted gold double balance wheel openworked, and minute repeater supersonnerie watches.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Collection

The Royal Oak Offshore line has defied established conventions since 1993, giving an ever more powerful and sportier take on the Royal Oak and its aesthetic codes. The “mega-tapisserie” dial enhances the watch's sporty aesthetics, while the pushpiece-guards enhance the watch's sturdiness and strong lines. Its generous diameter of 42 mm paved the way for large-sized watches, The Offshore line comprises selfwinding chronograph, grande complication, tourbillon chronograph open-worked, and offshore diver watches (300-meter water resistance).

Audemars Piguet Millenary

Launched in 1995, the Millenary range combines the finest craftsmanship, art and design in its inimitable spin on luxury watches. The exceptional watches in this line provide a three-dimensional view into the caliber through a rare oval shape. It has been a canvas for creativity with offbeat models embracing contemporary design and technical finesse. Blending high-end jewellery and fine watchmaking, the Millenary is presented in various forms such as aventurine dial, hand-wound, philosophique, and opal dial.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Collection

This is where ultra-modern technical precision meets cutting-edge micro-mechanics in the Royal Oak Concept, which has offered a platform for experimentation at Audemars Piguet since 2002. The Audemars Piguet watches carry revolutionary aesthetics drawn from the past and driven by the future. The dial's techy aesthetics showcases the cutting-edge "engine" and movement ticking within. Robust and modernistic, the timepieces from this range are deemed the most high-tech pieces of all.

Audemars Piguet Code 11.59

Regarded as one of the brand's most significant launches since the Royal Oak, Code 11.59 was launched in 2019. This range comprises 13 references, 6 models, and 3 new in-house calibers. The Code 11.59 has garnered worldwide popularity with the subsequent facelifts that combine smoked, lacquered dials and two-tone cases that immediately make the watch much more appealing.

What materials does Audemars Piguet use in its luxury watches?

Aside from the iconic stainless steel material as seen in Royal Oak watches, Audemars Piguet uses Zirconium oxide ceramic, white gold, pink gold, yellow gold, titanium, and platinum in its cases. You can visit the Audemars Piguet boutique located in Westin Kuala Lumpur to have a first-hand experience with the said materials that make up Audemars Piguet watches.

The History of Audemars Piguet Watches

Founded in 1875, in the small mountain town of Le Brassus, in the heart of the Vallee de Joux, the Audemars Piguet luxury watch brand has come a long way from its humble beginnings. At the time, this region was known for the highlands, which were ideal for farming. However, during the harsh winter months, the land remained dormant, and villagers turned to watchmaking as a source of income, which was possible thanks to the iron oxide found in the fertile grounds. Many villagers of this region turned to this profession.

Later on, it was Edward Auguste Piguet and Jules Louis Audemars who established the Swiss brand that is synonymous with luxury and wealth. The watch-making company has nurtured several generations of talented watchmakers who have continuously developed new skills and techniques, broadening their savoir-faire to set rule-breaking trends. Today, Audemars Piguet is still independently owned by the family members of the founders.

Since 1875, the company has written some of the finest chapters in the history of Haute Horlogerie, including a number of world firsts. One of Audemars Piguet's early achievements was creating the world's first minute-repeating movement for wristwatches in 1892.

In 1899, Audemars Piguet manufactured a “Grand Complication” pocket watch with 7 complications, including a grand and small strike, minute repeater, alarm, perpetual calendar, deadbeat seconds, chronograph with jumping seconds, and split-seconds hand. The Swiss manufacturer developed the first skeleton watch in 1934 and has manufactured some of the thinnest watches in the world, such as the 1986 ultra-thin automatic tourbillon wristwatch (Calibre 2870).