FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When you consider owning or caring for an Audemars Piguet watch, several questions may spring to mind. Below are some of the more common inquiries.
Where are Audemars Piguet timepieces and movements manufactured?
Founded in 1875 in the village of Le Brassus, at the heart of the historical haven of complicated horology named the Vallée de Joux, Audemars Piguet distinguished itself in creating Grande Complication watches without interruption until present date. Since the beginning, the Manufacture has always taken pride in crafting the majority of its timepieces in Le Brassus. In more recent years, Audemars Piguet has acquired two more production sites, one specialising in the development of complex mechanisms in Le Locle named, Audemars Piguet Renaud et Papi, (APRP) and a case-making company based in Meyrin-Geneva named, Centror.
I have lost my product warranty certificate. What should I do?
The certificate of warranty is issued only once, when the watch is purchased. Nonetheless, provided the watch is sent to Audemars Piguet headquarters for authentication, we will be able to issue a certificate of authenticity.
How long do Audemars Piguet services typically last?
That depends on the caliber, the state of the watch, and the work that needs to be performed.
In principle and for a complete service on a model of the AP core collection, a watch under warranty will be repaired in 21 calendar days and in 42 days if your watch is no longer covered by a valid warranty.
A few days buffer is added to the promised delivery lead time displayed on the estimate. The Technical Advisors at our Audemars Piguet boutiques can provide an immediate quotation for the vast majority of all mechanical models manufactured in the last 25 years.
When, where, and by whom was Audemars Piguet established?
In 1875, Jules Louis Audemars decided to join forces with Edward Auguste Piguet, in order to develop and craft timepieces equipped with complex mechanisms. Audemars Piguet was born. They established their workshops in Le Brassus, in Switzerland’s Vallée de Joux, the cradle of fine watchmaking.