Artistry

Components

Integrity guides our pursuit of perfecting timepieces by hand, both inside and out. With precision and expertise we meticulously craft each piece.

Calibres

From movements with two hands to Grandes Complications, Audemars Piguet has been composer and conductor of a symphony of rare talent and extraordinary skill since 1875. As it was in the beginning, each story still to this day begins with hundreds of tiny components that are subsequently carved, decorated and assembled within the various workshops at the Manufacture, as painstaking handcrafted strokes are repeated time and time again, in keeping with the watchmaking tradition that Audemars Piguet holds so dear.

Making the Case

Case

A timepiece’s case, with its stunningly detailed design honed from gold, steel or titanium, belies the startling strength that lies beneath. It acts not only as a presentation case, but also as a protective shield for the movement, displaying its full aesthetic value and safeguarding it from shocks and damp, all the while affording the timepiece both style and personality.

Dials

From the engine-turning process used to create the guilloché pattern right through to the final finishings, Audemars Piguet crafts the signature Petite and Grande Tapisserie dials from beginning to end at its workbenches.

7

Number of Hours

The time required to prepare the dial and its "Tapisserie" motif using a rare in-house expert know-how.

12

Number of Stages

Its complex manufacture demands unrivaled dexterity and follows several distinct stages.

0.49

mm2

The exact surface of one "Petite Tapisserie" square.

Making the Dial

“TAPISSERIE” GUILLOCHÉ DIALS

The guilloché design requires a skill and savoir-faire that are no longer taught in horology schools, but which live on at Audemars Piguet as watchmakers hand down the skill from generation to generation within the Manufacture.

Petite Tapisserie

The “Petite Tapisserie” is featured on extra-thin designs.

Grande Tapisserie

The “Grande Tapisserie” on the selfwinding and quartz models.

Mega Tapisserie

The “Méga Tapisserie” in the Royal Oak Offshore Collection.

Made in Le Brassus

More about Artistry

Design

It all starts with an idea: a new ground-breaking shape, a play on perspective and dimensions, the perfect harmony of lines and curves that the designer sketches out.

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Decoration

Integrity guides our pursuit of perfecting timepieces by hand, both inside and out. With precision and expertise we meticulously craft each piece.

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