In 1875, Jules Louis Audemars, aged 22, and Edward Auguste Piguet, aged 24, founded Audemars Piguet in Le Brassus, a small village in the Swiss Jura.
This agreement entailed a workshop in the family home, a registered brand name, and a decade-long partnership contract. In 2011, the Manufacture Audemars Piguet employs almost 1,000 people in Switzerland and around the world.
This book illustrates a passion – a passion for fine watchmaking cultivated by Audemars Piguet for 136 years.
Finding its way unscathed through the political and economic upheavals of the 20th century, the brand has succeeded in perpetuating the values of its founders while currently managing to marry high-tech procedures with the infinite patience of its artisans.
These pages not only reveal the soul of AP watches, but also pay tribute to all those who, today as in yesteryear, contribute to making Audemars Piguet the “Master Watchmaker since 1875” Jasmine Audemars, President of the Board of Directors of Audemars Piguet Holding SA.
The new Audemars Piguet book evokes the story of the firm since its founding in 1875 and told in successive chronological sequences through a richly illustrated narrative.
Hardcover, 319 pages, 25 x 29 cm
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