To celebrate the grand opening of the Audemars Piguet Shanghai boutique, fourteen museum collection timepieces and a gear correction instrument, which appeared around 1880, have been developed from Brasserie, the Jurassic Valley in Switzerland The town arrived in Shanghai and will have an exclusive display in the boutique. Fourteen museum timepieces include nine Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Collection watches and five antique watches that have important milestones in the field of fine watchmaking. Control the routine, and create innovation. These unique Audemars Piguet antiques not only witness Audemars Piguet’s exquisite craftsmanship in complex fields, but also defend the honor and status of the Jurassic Valley, the birthplace of high-end watches.
The collection timepieces settled in the Audemars Piguet Shanghai boutique are forward-looking and sublime works, and they are the leaders of the times. Especially worth mentioning are five antique watches that are quite representative in different fields of watchmaking technology, as well as traditional watchmaking tools-a gear correction instrument introduced around 1880. Among them, the double-tracing chronograph that was introduced in 1913 set a milestone for high-complexity high-end watches, and opened the chapter of Audemars Piguet’s advanced complication. In 1962, the Audemars Piguet oval case watch subverted the traditional shape design. Praised; the 1969 Audemars Piguet watch with innovative, gorgeous and exquisite diamond-studded skills has created a new era for women’s watches.
Pioneer of complications-1913 dual chronograph chronograph
Since its inception, Audemars Piguet has spent 139 years in-depth understanding of the concepts, structure and production of complex functions. The double chronograph chronograph, introduced in 1913, is the representative of Audemars Piguet’s outstanding and sophisticated craftsmanship in the field of fine watchmaking. The 18SSZ movement equipped with it challenged the limits of the complex functions at that time, and even fascinated collectors.
Unique and elegant shape-1962 Oval Case
Audemars Piguet is well-known for incorporating complex functions into its watches, and the brand’s various elegant watches created since the 20th century have also made Audemars Piguet famous. Since the Art Deco period, Audemars Piguet has constantly broken the rules and created hundreds of unique design timepieces, bringing diversified changes to the high-end watchmaking industry. Today, when this iconic work—the 1962 Oval Case with a 2001 movement and an 18K yellow gold case—was unveiled in Shanghai, I believe that this unique appearance design will definitely catch everyone’s attention.
Ingenious Women’s Watch Revolution-1969 Diamond Watch
The popularity of women’s watches originates from the bustling twentieth century. At that time, women were influenced by the flowery lifestyle from Paris, and some women worked instead of their husbands during the First World War, thus achieving a certain degree of independence. As a result, clocks began to appear on their wrists, and then the first generation of women’s watches came out. Audemars Piguet has been producing women’s timepieces since 1883. With its miniaturization and refinement, it has established its position in the production of high-end watchmaking women’s watches. The Audemars Piguet women’s diamond watch, born in 1969, is quite representative. It perfectly combines the fine watchmaking technology with the fine jewelry setting technology, which opens a new chapter for women’s watches.
The beauty of perspective-1975 hollow pocket watch
Audemars Piguet launched the world’s first hollow pocket watch in 1934, creating another ‘first in history’ initiative. The clockwork hollowing out process can show the movement of the internal movement and the gear set without any reservation, especially its balanced operation, telling the true heartbeat of the clock. The hollow-out process is extremely professional. It needs to cut off the metal part of the part to achieve a beautiful decorative effect. The challenge is to remove as much metal as possible, but it cannot affect the stability and accuracy of the watch. The watchmaker needs to cut the bridge with a small handsaw and decorate each part by hand. This 1975 hollow ultra-thin pocket watch is a veritable treasure of timepieces in the history of Audemars Piguet. It exquisitely displays the art of hollow out through exquisite handwork. The elegant combination of 18K yellow gold case and jade bezel People are intoxicated.
The Art of Disruption-Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Watch 1978
The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak series, born in 1972, is a historical watershed in the modern watch industry. At a time when the tide of quartz movements hit the world of watchmaking, Audemars Piguet went up against the tide and proposed an unheard of concept-a distinguished and sporty watch, creating a wrist with a value similar to a gold watch. Table and achieved unprecedented success in the controversy. The case of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak has a pioneering octagonal bezel, and its materials have become world-renowned. This stainless steel luxury sports watch has written the glorious history of the world’s first noble sports watch. Its appearance set off a revolution that changed the concept of international watchmaking, reaffirming Audemars Piguet’s firm independent spirit. This Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Watch from 1978 displayed at Audemars Piguet Shanghai Boutique is another classic masterpiece in the history of Royal Oak development. It contains the 2121 movement and the world’s thinnest self-winding movement (3.05 mm) equipped with a calendar. The 18K yellow gold material outlines the ideal gentleman’s image, which is fascinating at first sight.
A keeper of traditional craftsmanship-a gear corrector introduced around 1880
The gear corrector is the most classic and traditional watchmaking tool of the 19th century. The long years of traditional watchmaking crafts etch the heritage mark on it. In 1875, the founders of Audemars Piguet, Jules-Louis-Audemars and Edward-Auguste-Piguet, opened up a new era of Audemars Piguet’s complex functions with these instruments. To this day, we can still see watchmakers using gear correctors to repair gears on antique clocks or make new gears at the Audemars Piguet Antiques Museum’s Antique Repair Center. The Shanghai boutique also specially exhibited a gear correction instrument which appeared around 1880, which will continue the watchmaking skills and traditions of the Jurassic Valley, and will also inherit the Audemars Piguet faith forever.