• Perlage: in search of grandeur
    1. March 7, 2012
    2. Experts & Artisans

    PERLAGE: IN SEARCH OF GRANDEUR

    Once considered mere background decoration, this technique has been promoted to the face of the Millenary caliber 4101.

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  • Spiralage, The Heart of Time
    1. August 29, 2011
    2. Experts & Artisans

    Spiralage, the heart of time

    Audemars Piguet still makes this element by hand for extra-flat watches using purely classic methods. A presentation with Erika Meyer, a guardian of this traditional know-how in danger of becoming extinct.

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  • The Engraver, An Artist-Artisan
    1. March 28, 2011
    2. Stories

    The engraver, an artist-artisan

    From the case to the movements, engraving is one of the decorative techniques that form the soul of a luxury watch. It’s a savoir-faire that has been passed down from generation to generation.

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  • Managing the
    1. March 24, 2011
    2. Stories

    Managing the “body” of a watch

    Among the sixty watchmaking occupations, the “constructeur habillage” (external parts designer) is central to the development of Audemars Piguet watches. A spotlight on the profession.

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  • 21st Century Pocket Watches
    1. January 17, 2011
    2. Models

    21st century pocket watches

    In a small workshop nestled under the roof of the Audemars Piguet Museum, Jean-Charles Bratschi makes old-fashioned pocket watches. It takes him almost a year to build these exceptional timepieces that are highly prized by collectors.

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  • Portrait of a Master of Complications
    1. October 25, 2010
    2. Stories

    Portrait of a master of complications

    Only a handful of master watchmakers are capable of making Audemars Piguet’s grand complications. Age is not a determining factor; the team includes 33-year-old Joëlle Farine.

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  • The Timekeeper
    1. January 22, 2010
    2. Stories

    The timekeeper

    The Audemars Piguet repair workshop restores timepieces that are over a hundred years old. Francisco Pasandin, head of the workshop, is the self-appointed guardian of a disappearing brand of watchmaking expertise.

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