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Category Archives: Audemars Piguet

The World’s Biggest Watch Fair, BaselWorld, Starts Today

Every year since we can remember, the world's largest and, perhaps, most important watch exhibition, BaselWorld, has taken place in Basel, Switzerland, in March. This year, the exhibition runs from March 23 until March 30. This is a huge affair, with hundreds of watch brands unveiling their newest timepieces — watches that are sure to set wrist trends for another year. BaselWorld is a meeting of minds, of technology and craftsmanship. Here, in five separate buildings, as well as off-site, some of the best brands in the world unveil the watches that they have been secretly working on for years. While we will bring you specific watch brand information after the show, here are five trends we expect to ... [Read More]

18K Yellow Gold Makes a Statement in the New Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar

Audemars Piguet unveils the new 18-karat yellow gold (case and bracelet) Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar watch — just in time for the holidays. Yes, it had recently released the timepiece in rose and white gold, but this 18-karat yellow gold version is an eye catcher. This 41mm rendition is a work of art, balance and technology. It offers astronomical moon indication so precise that it will not need an adjustment for 125 years and 317 days. The 374-part caliber 5134 is also ultra-flat with a 4.31mm thickness – making it ideal for wearing with a suit. In addition to the days, date, months and leap years, it tracks and displays the weeks of the year — indicated on an outer chapter ring for those who need ... [Read More]

Rolex, TAG Heuer, Audemars Piguet and the US Open Tennis Championships

Ana Ivanovic (photo courtesy Rolex)Earlier this week we discussed what it means for a watch to be shock resistant. That concept is being played out in the heat of competition this week at the US Open Tennis Championships in New York, as certain famed players are wearing top watch brands on and off the court.Rolex has been involved in tennis since 1978, when the brand became the Official Timekeeper of the Championships at Wimbledon. It has continued to support the sport and its players, with a host of brand ambassadors on its roster. Danish tennis star Caroline Wozniack and Serbian tennis star Ana Ivanovic (both of whom were out early in the Open) each have been seen wearing the Rolex COSC-certified ... [Read More]

Enjoy a Luxurious Watchmaking Experience in Switzerland

Watch lovers may delight in a watchmaking weekend in Switzerland. The iconic Dolder Grand hotel in Zurich is offering the “Luxurious Watchmaking Experience.” Running until September 30, 2015, the event is operated as a special package by the famous hillside hotel, and is designed as a unique watchmaking experience for guests. Bucherer is working with the hotel to present the the watchmaking class, which enables participants to gain a rare look inside the fascinating world of timepieces and their mechanics.A trained watchmaker will teach travelers the art of beautiful timepieces, giving them a once-in-a-lifetime look into one Switzerland’s greatest legacies. The package includes a two-night stay at the ... [Read More]

Tennis Anyone? It Was a Grand Slam Wimbledon Weekend

It was a grand slam weekend in tennis with stellar results at Wimbledon. Serbian Novak Djokovic beat Switzerland's Roger Federer in the men’s singles final. This marks Djokovic’s second consecutive year winning Wimbledon, and the 28-year-old player accomplished it with a fury – not allowing the pressure of Federer’s 130 mph serve to get the best of him.On Saturday, American superstar Serena Williams won her third Grand Slam tournament of 2015 — and 21st overall – taking the Wimbledon Singles title after defeating Spain's Garbine Muguruza.How did the weekend stack up when it comes to the timing of such a prestigious occasion? Here it is in watch talk: Rolex is the Official Timekeeper of the epic event. In ... [Read More]

Audemars Piguet Unveils Watch Conceived by Michael Schumacher

Audemars PIguet Royal Oak Laptimer Michael SchumacherLast week, in Switzerland, Audemars Piguet unveiled a world’s first in mechanical watch movements — the Royal Oak Concept Laptimer Michael Schumacher watch, named for the seven-time Formula One world champion driver and brand ambassador who first challenged Audemars Piguet to build the watch five years ago.Created specifically for motorsport use, the timepiece is meant to measure every single lap for an extended series of consecutive laps — instead of having to use multiple watches to do so. Schumacher asked Audemars Piguet in 2010 if such a watch could be built. Unfortunately, during the R&D process, the legendary racecar driver suffered a serious ... [Read More]

Audemars Piguet’s Diamond Punk Secret Watch Is Work of Art

Every once in a while, a watch brand creates something so audaciously wonderful that it is worth taking note. This time, it is Audemars Piguet that stirs our hearts. The watch we are about to show you — the Diamond Punk — is a specially made piece with more than 22 carats of diamonds. It retails for more than a half million dollars, and it is worth talking about just for the craftsmanship. And, with Mother's Day around the corner, we could maybe entice you to think about a watch (perhaps not exactly this one) as the perfect gift for mom.The Audemars Piguet Diamond Punk secret watch has been unveiled in two breathtaking renditions. Crafted in 18-karat white gold with bold angular appeal, the cuff Haute ... [Read More]