Audemars Piguet

Included in the ‘Holy Trinity’ of watchmaking alongside Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin, Audemars Piguet has remained independent and family-owned since its inception in 1875 in the Vallée de Joux by two young and ambitious watchmakers, Jules Louis Audemars and Edward Auguste Piguet.

The duo started off by creating unique and complicated pocket watches that were handmade by a network of artisans in Switzerland’s watchmaking valley in the country’s western region. The atelier quickly established a name for itself thanks to its refined chiming, chronograph and astronomical watches, all assembled and finished by hand. These timepieces were made in small batches and not serially produced; in fact, up until 1950 the firm only employed between 10 to 30 artisans.

However, Audemars Piguet’s greatest contribution to watchmaking would come in the 1970s when the Swiss watch industry was in the throes of an existential crisis following the arrival of cheaper quartz-powered wristwatches from Japan. While many Swiss brands perished, those that survived were forced to adapt and innovate. It was during these uncertain times in 1972 that Audemars Piguet turned to visionary designer Gerald Genta to create a luxury steel sports watch. Until then, luxury wristwatches were almost always made using precious metal cases. Genta created the Royal Oak, a steel sports watch with a round dial, distinct octagonal bezel and an integrated bracelet that would go on to become a genre-defining timepiece for the industry.

The Royal Oak would emerge as a talismanic model for the brand and has remained in production for more than 50 years. Early examples of the Royal Oak, particularly the A-Series (the first 2,000 examples produced) are extremely collectible and routinely fetch six-figure sums at auction. The success of the Royal Oak has led to spin-off lines like the Royal Oak Offshore and the Concept collection, which is seen as a testbed for innovation. Complicated Royal Oak models like the perpetual calendars are sought-after models: a possibly unique perpetual calendar Ref. 25654ST sold for more than half a million dollars at Christie’s Geneva in November 2022.


Audemars Piguet. An Extremely Fine, Rare and Important 18k Gold Perpetual Calendar Wristwatch with Leap Year, Moon Phases and Two-tone Dial

SIGNED AUDEMARS PIGUET, GENÈVE, LEAP YEAR PERP. CAL., REF 5516, MOVEMENT NO. 73'013, MANUFACTURED IN 1957

AUDEMARS PIGUET. A POSSIBLY UNIQUE AND HIGHLY ATTRACTIVE, STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES, BRACELET AND CERTIFICATE

SIGNED AUDEMARS PIGUET, ROYAL OAK QUANTIEME PERPETUEL MODEL, REF. 25654ST, NO. 1076, CASE NO. D-60422, CIRCA 1997

Audemars Piguet. A very fine, large and rare 18K gold chronograph wristwatch

SIGNED AUDEMARS PIGUET, GENEVE, REF. 5522, NO. 49'676, MANUFACTURED IN 1950

AUDEMARS PIGUET. A FINE RARE AND OVERSIZED LIMITED EDITION PLATINUM TOURBILLON CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH DYNAMOGRAPH AND POWER RESERVE

SIGNED AUDEMARS PIGUET, TRADITION D'EXCELLENCE, NO. 3, EDITION LIMITÉE 20 PIECES, EDWARD PIGUET MODEL, MOVEMENT NO. 525314, CASE NO. E68104, REF. 25958PT, MANUFACTURED IN 2002

AUDEMARS PIGUET. AN EXTREMELY RARE AND HIGHLY ATTRACTIVE STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH PERPETUAL CALENDAR, MOON PHASES, BRACELET AND GUARANTEE

SIGNED AUDEMARS PIGUET, ROYAL OAK QUANTIEME PERPETUEL MODEL, REF. 25654ST, NO. 948, MOVEMENT NO. 374116, CASE NO. D-40587, CIRCA 1993

AUDEMARS PIGUET. AN IMPRESSIVE AND VERY RARE 18K WHITE GOLD AND DIAMOND-SET MINUTE REPEATING TOURBILLON CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH

SIGNED AUDEMARS PIGUET, JULES AUDEMARS MODEL, MOVEMENT NO. 678'287, CASE NO. F96021, CIRCA 2008

Audemars Piguet. A very fine and rare 18K gold perpetual calendar wristwatch with two-tone silvered dial and moon phases to 12 o'clock

SIGNED AUDEMARS PIGUET, GENÈVE, REF. 5516, MOVEMENT NO. 66'137, CASE NO. 11'152, MANUFACTURED IN 1955

AUDEMARS PIGUET. A VERY RARE AND ATTRACTIVE 18K GOLD SKELETONIZED PERPETUAL CALENDAR AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES, BRACELET, CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN AND BOX

SIGNED AUDEMARS PIGUET, ROYAL OAK QUANTIEME PERPETUEL MODEL, REF. 25636BA, MOVEMENT NO. 4'055'66, CASE NO. D63109, CIRCA 1996

AUDEMARS PIGUET. AN EXTREMELY RARE STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH PERPETUAL CALENDAR, MOON PHASES AND BRACELET

SIGNED AUDEMARS PIGUET, ROYAL OAK QUANTIEME PERPETUEL MODEL, REF. 25654ST, NO. 219, CASE NO. C-28299, CIRCA 1990

AUDEMARS PIGUET. A VERY RARE AND HIGHLY APPEALING STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES AND BRACELET

SIGNED AUDEMARS PIGUET, ROYAL OAK QUANTIEME PERPETUEL MODEL, REF. 25554ST, NO. 142, MOVEMENT NO. 274'686, CASE NO. C19635, CIRCA 1987

AUDEMARS PIGUET. AN EXTREMELY RARE PLATINUM LIMITED EDITION AUTOMATIC PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES, LEAP YEAR INDICATION AND BRACELET

QUANTIEME PERPETUEL MODEL, LIMITED EDITION OF 20 PIECES, MADE TO COMMEMORATE THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF INDONESIA'S RETAILER THE TIME PLACE, CIRCA 2019

BREGUET. A FINE 18K GOLD SEMI-SKELETONISED WRISTWATCH WITH POWER RESERVE

SIGNED BREGUET, LA TRADITION MODEL, REF. 7027, CASE NO. 537, CIRCA 2005

AUDEMARS PIGUET. A VERY FINE AND RARE 18K PINK GOLD MINUTE REPEATING TOURBILLON CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH

SIGNED AUDEMARS PIGUET, JULES AUDEMARS MODEL, CASE NO. F94147, CIRCA 2010

AUDEMARS PIGUET. AN EXTREMELY RARE AND ATTRACTIVE STAINLESS STEEL SKELETONIZED AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH PERPETUAL CALENDAR, MOON PHASES AND BRACELET

SIGNED AUDEMARS PIGUET, ROYAL OAK QUANTIEME PERPETUEL MODEL, REF. 25829ST, NO. 408, CASE NO. E-94897, CIRCA 2004

AUDEMARS PIGUET. A VERY FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE 18K WHITE GOLD LIMITED EDITION SKELETONISED MINUTE REPEATING CHRONOGRAPH TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH

SIGNED AUDEMARS PIGUET, TOURBILLON REPETITION MINUTES CHRONOGRAPHE, JULES AUDEMARS MODEL, REF. 26345BC.OO.D002CR.01, MOVEMENT NO. 881'788, CASE NO. I56546, CIRCA 2015

AUDEMARS PIGUET. A RARE AND ATTRACTIVE 18K WHITE GOLD AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH DATE, BRACELET, GUARANTEE AND BOX

SIGNED AUDEMARS PIGUET, ROYAL OAK MODEL, REF. 15202BC.OO.1240BC.01, CIRCA 2020

AUDEMARS PIGUET. AN EXTREMELY RARE AND IMPRESSIVE 18K WHITE GOLD AUTOMATIC MINUTE REPEATING PERPETUAL CALENDAR SPLIT SECONDS CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH LEAP YEAR INDICATION AND MOON PHASES

SIGNED AUDEMARS PIGUET, GRANDE COMPLICATION AUTOMATIQUE, ROYAL OAK MODEL, NO. 17, REF. 25865BC, MOVEMENT NO. 418'113, CASE NO. E71341, CIRCA 2005

AUDEMARS PIGUET. AN EXTREMELY RARE 18K PINK GOLD AND DIAMOND-SET LIMITED EDITION AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET AND ONYX DIAL, JAPAN BOUTIQUE EDITION

SIGNED AUDEMARS PIGUET, ROYAL OAK EXTRA THIN MODEL, REF. 15207OR.OO.1240OR.01, LIMITED EDITION OF 30 PIECES, CIRCA 2020

AUDEMARS PIGUET. AN EXTREMLY FINE AND RARE PLATINUM MINUTE REPEATING WRISTWATCH WITH BREGUET NUMERALS

SIGNED AUDEMARS PIGUET & CO., BRASSUS & GENEVA, NO. 16977, RETAILED BY CARTIER, MANUFACTURED IN 1927