Chapter 2Our Complications
In horology, a complication refers to any feature in a timepiece beyond the simple display of hours, minutes, and seconds. At Ademars Piguet we have spent over 137 years mastering these unique creations from design through production.
One-fifth of a second accuracy takes years to master. It is to this day one of the most sophisticated complications in the watchmaking mechanism and one of the hardest to perfect. Several construction types have been developed, but the most prestigious and spectacular one is the column-wheel chronograph.
The column wheel is a strategic component that pilots chronograph starting, stopping and resetting operations, and does so with a minimum force to avoid wear.
An Audemars Piguet First
1858 A pocket chronograph with jumping-seconds hand is handmade by Louis Audemars.
Millenary Carbon One