Audemars Piguet is one of the world's three most famous watchmaking brands, founded in Switzerland in 1875 by watchmakers Jules-Louis Audemars and Edward-Auguste Piguet and manufactured in Le Brassus.
About Audemars Piguet
The Audemars Piguet logo, AP, is composed of the first letters of the last names of the founders, Jules-Louis Audemars and Edward-Auguste Piguet, "A" and "P". The founders of Audemars Piguet have always been fascinated by the art of watchmaking, specializing in the development of ultra-thin mechanical parts and creating sophisticated mechanical watches that have won numerous awards. Audemars Piguet's brand philosophy has always been to "harness the conventional to forge innovation". The two men have maintained this philosophy, creating a unique vision for the brand and leaving a legacy of classic and timeless creations. To this day, the Audemars Piguet family business remains in the hands of its descendants, with inspiration in the blood and a passion for watchmaking that remains undiminished.
The independent spirit of Audemars Piguet, which does not follow the crowd, was even more exquisitely demonstrated in 1972. The Royal Oak collection was launched in 1972, breaking away from the conventions of the watchmaking industry and, like Rolex and Baume & Mercier, breaking away from the norms of the time.
Audemars Piguet's tradition of creating exquisite creations by "expert hand-crafting" is timeless. Audemars Piguet engraves the name of the maker on the back of each timepiece as a guarantee of responsibility. Even when a part has been out of production for twenty years, Audemars Piguet can still repair it for its customers by consulting the manufacturing data preserved, thus guaranteeing quality for generations.
Royal Oak Offshore Diver Collection
The new Royal Oak Offshore, known as the "Diver", is available with a choice of military green, navy blue or grey dials. It features new faceted hour markers in two different sizes, a larger Audemars Piguet logo set in solid gold, a new self-winding movement, Calibre 4308, and an interchangeable strap with a second hand.
This new product still has the signature offshore rugged, sporty design style that makes a statement. This does not only depend on the color of the dial, but also on the hour markers, hands, logos and other details that can be used on the dial have been reworked.
The grey "Méga-Tapisserie" oversized checkered dial with luminescent white gold hour markers and hands is full of details! Moreover, the blue rotating diving scale contrasts with the white Arabic numerals and the white 15-minute scale display, highlighting the bright colors.
The blue water-resistant gasket under the octagonal bezel subtly echoes the inner bezel. In addition, the crown is made of ceramic, a distinctive feature. For its Royal Oak Offshore, Audemars Piguet has introduced a new self-replacing strap system that allows the wearer to easily change the strap and clasp of the new timepiece.
In addition, the new watch is equipped with a new movement. And we can see the new movement, the Calibre 4308, through the back-transparent design. This movement has an instantaneous date display and a unidirectional point mechanism linked to the crown at 10 o'clock, which activates a diving scale gauge that adjusts the bezel inside the dial with a simple press. In addition, we can see the "Côtes de Genève" decoration, the "brushed finish" and the "pearl dot pattern". With a 60-hour power reserve, this watch will meet the wearer's daily needs.
The Suitability of Audemars Piguet & Jqueen Watch Winder
Also focusing on handicraft, the jqueen brand is new but has great inclusiveness. This time, the watch chosen to go with the Royal Oak Offshore collection is the white model of JQUEEN's watch winder. The shape of this double watch winder is considered a rather unique shape, and it looks very good with the Royal Oak Offshore collection, which I believe can both protect this watch and show more of the style of this watch.