Audemars Piguet the New Productions 2013 SIHH
THE MANUFACTURE AUDEMARS PIGUET, FOUNDED IN 1875 IN LE BRASSUS – A VILLAGE NESTLED AT THE HEART OF THE VALLÉE DE JOUX – HAS CONSISTENTLY CULTIVATED THE AMBITION TO CREATE EXCEPTIONAL WATCHES. THE FIRST GRANDE COMPLICATION MODELS WERE PRODUCED IN 1882 BY THIS FIRM THAT IS STILL IN THE HANDS OF THE FOUNDING FAMILIES.
As the ultimate sports watch, the Royal Oak Offshore consolidates and confirms its iconic nature by hosting for the very first time a Grande Complication movement. This exceptional Calibre 2885 (equipped with a minute repeater on two gongs, perpetual calendar and split-second chronograph) is a concentrated blend of the most amazing mechanical developments ever produced by watchmakers.
This time-measuring instrument with its intensely modern lines is not the only exceptional model presented at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie by the Manufacture Audemars Piguet, which has produced a large number of rare and prestigious complex horological mechanisms since its creation. To honour the history of the company, Audemars Piguet’s watchmakers have also chosen to unveil a more classic watch in the Tradition collection, combining chronograph, tourbillon and minute repeater functions.
Above and beyond the renewed expression of this recognised expertise in the field of horological complications, the Manufacture from Le Brassus is innovating in 2013 within the Royal Oak Offshore collection by introducing two new models featuring an all-ceramic case middle and bezel : the Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph, and the Royal Oak Offshore Diver. These instruments clearly cut out for action have been designed to stand up to external factors and to afford their wearers the rare experience of defying time itself.
EXPERTISE & TRADITION
THE HISTORY OF THE GRANDE COMPLICATION IS CLOSELY LINKED TO THAT OF THE AUDEMARS PIGUET MANUFACTURE.
No other timepiece manufacturer can claim to have had such an impact on the world of this major complication.
The Brassus Manufacture is the only one to have been creating Grande Complication timepieces continuously since 1882, acquiring an unrivalled experience.
This unique performance is a testament of Audemars Piguet’s skills, perfected over the course of more than 131 years in crafting masterpieces.