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Audemars Piguet turns up the colour
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Audemars Piguet turns up the colour

Wednesday, 03 February 2016
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Marie de Pimodan-Bugnon
Freelance journalist

“One must be absolutely modern.”

Arthur Rimbaud

It takes passion, a healthy dose of curiosity and a sense of wonderment to convey the innumerable facets of watchmaking…

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Funky and fun, the brand’s new attention-grabbing dive watches stand out with their muscular build and eye-popping colours. Anything you like, so long as it’s not black!

While others seek the reassurance of tried-and-tested values, Audemars Piguet seriously bucks the trend. The Le Brassus watchmaker continues to defy convention, to boldly go, in a word to get out there with a coherent and unabashed style that plays as much with the established rules of fine watchmaking as those of fashion. With the new Royal Oak Offshore Diver Chronograph 42mm, Audemars Piguet jumps in with bright candy colours that confound expectations. Deep blue, electric orange, lime green or lemon yellow wake up dials and sturdy rubber straps. The result is funky, masculine-looking, and supremely legible. The lume on the hands, markers and counters ensures indications can be read at a glance. Which at 300 metres underwater helps. Ditch the scuba tank, diving suit, snorkel or mask and it works too, as these standout colours make no less of an impression on dry land.

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