AUDEMARS PIGUET After 4 years of archival research and writing, finally published the first brand book on the complete history of Audemars Piguet in early May.
Audemars Piguet recently launched the brand’s first book on the complete history of precision watches
From the creation of the world’s first minute repeater in 1892 to the trend of complex function timing devices in the late 1970s, Audemars Piguet produced a total of 550 precision watches, and no two are exactly the same, including: 35 minute repeaters Watches, 188 calendar watches, 307 chronographs, 20 double precision watches (combining calendar and chronograph).
13VZSSQP movement-perpetual calendar works launched by Audemars Piguet from 1948 to 1969
For the first time, the book shares the complete history of Audemars Piguet precision watches, including clear photos of local details, vivid descriptions of cultural backgrounds, historical documents of the first generation, archival pictures, technical specifications, production materials, and so on.
1940s antique chronograph with 13VZA movement
In addition to 550 precision watches, the book also tells the wonderful story of the complication of the trend of complex timing devices during the peak of the quartz crisis in the late 1970s. In the chaotic period of major changes in the entire industry, Audemars Piguet returned to its original intention and focused on precision watches, laying a good foundation for major developments and innovations in the 1980s, 1990s and the 21st century.
Perpetual calendar watch made in the 1950s with 13VZSSQP movement
Since its inception, Audemars Piguet has been committed to expanding the field of innovation of complex function timing devices, while also exhibiting extreme creativity in terms of appearance style and design aesthetics. The reference price of this book is 150 Swiss francs. Interested watch fans can go to watchprint.com for more details.
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