Complications

Time keeping

It is a feat of horological mastery to be able to tell the exact time to within one-fifth of a second; to strike the hour, quarter hour and minute on demand; to display the position of the stars, and to supply the correct date with no need for adjustment in the coming century or two-all in the space of a tiny case that houses an even tinier mechanism. This is where we excel.

Tourbillon

The tourbillon and its aerial revolutions are an endless source of fascination. The wearer could be forgiven for letting the beauty of the mechanism, consisting of almost a hundred tiny components with a total weight of less than 1 gramme, overshadow its true purpose of improving the precision of timepieces by compensating for errors due to gravity in a vertical position.

1986

The year Audemars Piguet manufactured the world’s first tourbillon into a wristwatch.

87

Number of components in the tourbillon cage, equalling only 0.403g of weight.

60

The number of seconds it takes the tourbillon to complete a full rotation, all while compensating for the effects of earth's gravity.

Audemars Piguet Escapement

2006 welcomed the return to the very essence of Haute Horologerie with the Jules Audemars watch featuring the highfrequency Audemars Piguet escapement. The escapement combines high efficiency and shock resistance with lubricant-free operation. Its technical performances are backed by a frequency of 43,200 vibrations per hour.

43'200

The frequency of the movement, doubled for superior precision.

200

The number of years since the invention of the escapement. Since, Audemars Piguet revised and perfected the system.

20%

Less energy absorbed by Audemars Piguet escapement than traditional escapements.

Made in Le Brassus

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Astronomy

The masterwatchmakers at Audemars Piguet expertly conquer the vastness of the sky and recreate it in watch modules no more than a few centimetres wide.

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Chiming

It takes ingenuity and precision to strike the perfect chord.

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