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Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars Perpetual Calendar

 

In 2008, the watchmakers in Le Brassus paid tribute to the first perpetual calendar by creating a platinum limited series to mark its 30th anniversary. 

 

Today, the Jules Audemars Perpetual Calendar is making its grand entrance into the collection with an 18kt rose gold case, teamed according to personal preference with a brown or silvered dial. The latter features a satin-brushed sunburst finish and refined rose gold hour-markers. Its case echoes the identity codes developed in 2008 with a particularly slender bezel designed to highlight the dial. 

 

The perpetual calendar mechanism admirably reproduces the specific features of our Gregorian calendar, taking into account the irregular lengths of the 30- and 31-day months by means of a cam – itself connected to a wheel – bearing the different monthly durations. 

 

Another wheel on the same axis, which carries a cam indicating a normal month of February and a leap-year February, performs one full revolution in four years and thus enables the watch to keep track of the leap-year cycle. This means the Jules Audemars Perpetual Calendar will not require any correction until March 1st 2100. All that will be required on this date is to activate the correctors placed on the side of the case, and the mechanism will be duly readjusted for another century. This module, built on the extra-thin self-winding Calibre 2120 base movement, was and still is – after successive enhancements – an impressive technical accomplishment and a prodigious feat of miniaturisation. 

References 26390OR.OO.D088CR.01 Silver Dial and 26390OR.OO.D093CR.01 Brown Dial

The case, in 18kt rose gold, measures 41mm x 9mm, with a sapphire crystal and display back, and water resistance to 20 meters.

Movement is the ultra-thin (4mm) Swiss automatic AP caliber 2120/2802 with 355 parts, 38 jewels, 19,800 vph and a power reserve of 40 hours. Finishing: circular-grained mainplate, bridges circular-grained and adorned with Cotes de Geneva motif, polished angles.

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Written by kevin

November 6, 2010 at 11:59 pm

Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars Extra Thin

This year, the Jules Audemars collection welcomes an elegant new version featuring an understated design inspired by the Reference 5271 model created to mark the launch of the extra-thin Calibre 2120. 

 

Featuring contemporary dimensions and sleek, pure lines, this timepiece proudly displays its beating heart, the timeless movement introduced in 1967 and considered by many specialists as “the world’s most beautiful self-winding movement”. Calibre
2120, entirely designed, developed and crafted by the Manufacture Audemars Piguet, is an integral part of the history and the legend that forged the brand’s reputation in the field of extra-thin mechanical movements. 

 

At less than 7 mm thick, the new Jules Audemars watch is entirely in line with this exceptional continuity. The reliability and performance of its movement are matched
by the exquisite finesse of its decorations stemming from the meticulous care lavished by watchmakers on finishing all the components. The mainplate alone features five different diameters of circular graining. All the bridges are chamfered and polished by hand. A connoisseur’s eye will revel in the remarkable craftsmanship devoted to the exterior and internal angles. Even the hidden surfaces have been treated with
particular care, such as the lower part which is circular grained. 

References 15180OR.OO.A088CR.01 Silvered Dial and 15180OR.OO.A002CR.01 Black Dial 

The case, in 18kt rose gold, measures 41mm x 6.7mm. It has double sapphire crystals and is water resistant to 20 meters. 

Movement is the AP extra-thin (2.45mm) caliber 2120/2802 with 214 parts, 37 jewels, 19,800 vph and a power reserve of 40 hours. Finishing: circular-grained mainplate, bridges circular-grained and adorned with Cotes de Geneva motif, polished angles.

Written by kevin

November 6, 2010 at 11:55 pm

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LeBron James Wearing Audemars Piguet Watch Druing The Post-Game Press

The NBA 2010 season started on October 26 Tuesday,there’re 3 matches in the day.The hottest game we watched most of course was the miami Heat game,because the miami now has 3 NBA superstarts Wade,James and Bosh.But unfortunately,The lost in the game to Celtics team.During the post-game press conference LeBron was showing off his timepieces.What LeBron was wearing was clear,he’s Wearing an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore.This time it was a version with a red dial and a red strap.And this is the third Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore that LeBron has been photographed wearing in public.He is Really a super fan of the Audemars Piguet brand. 

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Written by kevin

November 1, 2010 at 2:24 am

Audemars Piguet Launches Audacity

 

Audacity.ch, the new Audemars Piguet online information platform, will be officially launched on Monday October 18th 2010. This site is intended for all devotees of watches and haute horlogerie, as well as to the public at large, collectors and the press.

In parallel with the official http://www.audemarspiguet.com website, the Audacity.ch platform will cover the brand news: technical innovations, limited editions, sponsoring, AP icons, new product launches, boutique openings; and will also on a broader level deal with the crafts and the professionals who exercise them in perpetuating Audemars Piguet’s wealth of expertise.

Audacity.ch will share its Audemars Piguet heritage with a wide audience by telling the stories of its legendary watches and providing a floor for the artisans who are cultivating the incredible history of this brand that is still in the hands of its founding families. The new Audacity.ch website will thus express the three cardinal values of the Manufacture Audemars Piguet, namely tradition, excellence – and of course audacity, which inspired its name.

The articles published by Audacity.ch are intended for the widest possible circulation and may be picked up by the written press and on the web.

Simultaneously circulated in French and English, Audacity.ch features smooth and elegant signposting that will enable internet surfers to enjoy instant access to the brand’s latest information provided in the form of texts.

Audacity

Written by kevin

October 21, 2010 at 1:42 am

Audemars Piguet Held The 135th Anniversary In Japan

Audemars Piguet held company’s 135th anniversary was held in Japan with 500 guests including VIP,celebrities and media.Chief Executive Officer of Audemars Piguet Japan-Mr. Go Mugino,welcomed guests with a speech in which he stated that:”Audemars Piguet has consistently forged its history through an innovative and challenging spirit.Today’s announcement of a special new product will be a fresh chapter in the company’s ongoing story.”

After the speech,Mr. Mugino introduced the evening’s first special guests:the two brand founders Jules-Louis Audemars and Edward-Auguste Piguet appeared in a hologram to greet attendees at the Audemars Piguet 135th anniversary event. Through the wonders of technology, they talked about the history of AP and the watch industry in general, and how things have changed since the time they first started. Various historical watches representing 135 years of history, specially flown in from the Audemars Piguet Museum in Le Brassus, were displayed in the same area.

After the appearance of the company founders in the first zone,the party moved on to the next zone of the venue,representing the very latest from Audemars Piguet,where guests were entertained with Formula 1 simulators,nail arts,mixing by Japan’s hottest DJ-DJ Hico,and live music from the Piano Jack Instrumental Jazz Band.

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Written by kevin

October 9, 2010 at 2:20 am

Audemars Piguet Ambassadors Propels Europeans to Victory

The European golf team including Lee Westwood,Rory Mcllroy,Graeme McDowell and Miguel Angel Jimenez are four Audemars Piguet ambassadors.Miguel Angel Jimenez has won the 2010 Ryder Cup, thereby bringing back to Europe the prestigious trophy it lost on the other side of the Atlantic two years ago.Europe beat the American team by 14.5 points to 13.5.

After Friday’s torrential rains and the poor Sunday morning conditions on the Celtic Manor course,the Ryder Cup organizers had to postpone the singles matches to Monday. Lee Westwood and Graeme McDowell scored 2.5 points each, and Rory Mcllroy and Miguel Angel Jimenez 2 points apiece.

It was during the third session on Sunday that Team Europe gained the edge it was able to maintain right through to the final victory, by scoring 5.5 out of the maximum possible 6 points.Englishman Lee Westwood,partnered by Luke Donald,caused the sensation of the day by beating Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker 6&5.The Ryder Cup had not witnessed such a heavy loss in a foursome (two against two, one ball per team) in 15 years. Despite the six successive matches the American pair had won prior to this event, there was simply no stopping Westwood who displayed scintillating form that included a fabulous over 12-meter putt.

In the other foursome,Northern Irishmen Graeme McDowell and Rory McIllroy saw off Zach Johnson and Hunter Mahan. Mcllroy’s decisive birdie at the 17th hole sparked thunderous applause,bringing Europe level at 6 to 6 after trailing the Americans at the close of the two first sessions.It was Graeme McDowell, winner of the last US Open and of the Wales Open held on the Celtic Manor course in early June,who clinched victory for the European delegation in the last of the 12 singles matches that were played on Monday. Despite the considerable pressure,McDowell appeared particularly relaxed during his contest against Hunter Mahan and kept a steady hand to score a birdie on the 16th hole and seal the win with a three-point lead at the 17th and penultimate hole (3&1).

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Written by kevin

October 9, 2010 at 2:17 am

AUDEMARS PIGUET For Gstaad Vibrates to the Sound of Fine Pieces of Engineering

GRAND PRIX DE GSTAAD: Paul Ricard circuit, 9 /10 October 2010On the occasion of the first Dix Mille Tours, Classic Endurance Racing will exceptionally become the Grand Prix de Gstaad! The Swiss Alps ski resort does not keep its love story with dream cars secret. There is of course the Gstaad Classic Audemars Piguet, prestigious historic bi-annual rally of which the second edition is announced from 31 August to 4 September 2011; but also the Gstaad Automobile Club. Many members of this very select club successfully participate in major European events. Stéphane Gutzwiller is one of those happy few. Racing in the Le Mans Classic, the Tour Auto Optic 2ooo, Pau and Classic Endurance Racing, he has decided to create, on Gstaad Automobile Club’s behalf, the Grand Prix de Gstaad for the two CER grids entering the lists at the Dix Mille Tours on the French Paul Ricard circuit. 

Grand Prix de Gstaad. DR
One month after the British round of Silverstone, the C.E.R. finale promises a breathtaking show with a double grid totalling 90 cars, or more! The drivers know the Paul Ricard HTTT very well since they started the season on this layout in April! The Proto 2 category should have a good time on this fast track, particularly Jean-Marc Luco and his ex-Le Mans Porsche 936, used to the podium’s highest step. The Swiss driver will share the circuit with fifteen compatriots, who will work hard to defend the Helvetia Confederation colours at the Grand Prix de Gstaad. Among them, obviously Stéphane Gutzwiller, driving his B16 Chevron; Christian Traber, the 1st Gstaad Classic Audemars Piguet winner; Claude Nahum on a De Tomaso Pantera; Peter Voegele –son of Swiss racing driver Charles Voegele- on a 910 Porsche or Dominique Guenat on a Lola T290… To be noted the presence of motor sports legend Bobby Rahal. The 500 Miles of Indianapolis, winner, CART triple champion and former F1 Jaguar team boss… will drive a Lola T212 in the Proto 1 category.

www.dixmilletours.com
GSTAAD CLASSIC Audemars Piguet: 31 August – 4 September 2011

After a first successful event in 2009, the bi-annual rally with Gstaad as a base camp announces its new dates in the 2011 autumn. Coorganised by Peter Auto, DSL Events & the Automobile Club de Gstaad, via Isabelle de Sadeleer; the prestigious meeting will gather some one hundred crews driving GT and sports cars from the ’30’s to the late ’70’s. The entry files will be sent by the end of the year.

Gstaad Classic. © D. Breugnot
The Gstaad Classic Audemars Piguet 2011 programme will remain the same. Three days of rally throughout the Swiss Alps with a different loop every day, dotted with special stages on closed roads, always starting from Gstaad. The recipe is the one which made Peter Auto’s fame, with a strict selection of the right cars and the choice for the competitors between Competition and Regularity. Last, but not least, other Gstaad Classic attractions are the scenic route and the delicious and festive catering with gala dinners, picturesque lunches and discovery of surprising locations.

www.gstaadclassic.com

Written by kevin

September 29, 2010 at 1:55 am