Audemars Piguet ranks among the exalted “grand trilogy” of Swiss high horology alongside Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin. The road to that reputation spans over 140 years of mastery in complications, artisanal finish, and production of iconic models. More than the home of the legendary Royal Oak, Royal Oak Offshore, and Renaud et Papi’s grand complications, Audemars Piguet is the largest Swiss watchmaking brand still owned and guided by members of the original founding families.
When it comes to luxury and style, who knows it better than famous athletes, music superstars, and A-list celebrities? It isn’t surprising that the Audemars Piguet brand of watch has been seen on the wrist of more than a few of these well-known individuals, including Tom Cruise, Serena Williams, Lebron James, John Mayer and countless others. This brand of watch has also been referred to in a line in one of Jay-Z’s hit songs, which has helped to further immortalize this ultra-luxury brand. With so much buzz and prestige, it’s no question why this is one of the most sought-after and revered luxury watch brands around today.
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 AP 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 area turned to this profession; however, it is Edward Auguste Piguet and Jules Louis Audemars who founded the brand that is now synonymous with luxury and wealth. Today, Audemars Piguet is still independently owned by the family members of the founders.
What Makes Audemars Piguet Watches So Appealing?
At the very heart of the Audemars Piguet brand is the ambition and need to not only innovate but also create new techniques and mechanisms to improve watch ergonomics, while ensuring the timekeeping accuracy was not impacted. Throughout the brands more than 140-year history, it has maintained this momentum and pace, introducing new creations and innovations that have helped to transform the watchmaking industry and shape it into what it is today.
Why Buy Pre-Owned Audemars Piguet Watches?
At WatchBox, it is our goal to provide the highest quality pre-owned Audemars Piguet watches, including newer models, as well as vintage selections that are no longer in production. From the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, to the Royal Oak Offshore, to AP dress models, we have a wide selection of AP Watches. We take pride in providing our customers with the unique, historical and luxurious timepieces available today. Each of the pre-owned selections we offer is in like-new condition, exuding the quality, luxury and discerning taste wearer’s of this brand expect.
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