Audemars Piguet Publishes Its First Book On 20th Century Complicated Wristwatches

Dana Mortada   |   14 - 05 - 2018

Luxury watchmaker Audemars Piguet announces its first-ever book dedicated to the history of the manufacturer’s one-of-a-kind wristwatches, after four years of in-depth research completed by the Heritage Department.

 

 

From the world’s first wristwatch crafted in 1892 until the revival of complications in the late 1970s, Audemars Piguet produced an exclusive total of only 550 complicated wristwatches, of which not even two are identical- includes 35 minute repeaters, 188 calendar wristwatches, 307 chronograph wristwatches and 20 double complication wristwatches featuring calendar and chronograph at once.

 

Finally, the full story of Audemars Piguet’s complicated wristwatches is shared with the world for the very first time. Consists of detailed photography, rich cultural narratives, first generation archival documents, technical specifications and production data.

 

 

 

Dating back to the Qaurtz Crisis in the late ’70s, the book also tells the story of the revival of the complications; during the time of change in the industry. A time where Audemars Piguet shifted the focus back to complications, setting the standards and aesthetics to impeccable productions and innovation through the ’80s and ’90s into the 21st century.

 

 

Since the birth of Audemars Piguet, the company strives to push the boundaries in the creation of the complicated wristwatch, but in the same time to embrace their very own form of language and signature design.

 

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