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Audemars Piguet

In 1875, two young men passionate about watch-making - Jules-Louis Audemars and Edward-Auguste Piguet - found Audemars Piguet. Guided by a desire for excellence and a spirit of invention, bequeathed as a legacy to all their descendants, the creators produce movements which punctuate and make their mark on history. To this day, the Audemars Piguet house is still in the hands of the descendants of the founders.

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1875

Jules-Louis Audemars (1851-1918) and Edward-Auguste Piguet (1853–1919) create Audemars Piguet in the Vallée de Joux.

1946

The wristwatch with manual winding and 1.64 mm thick movement is introduced as the thinnest of the era.

1972

Birth of the Royal Oak, the first top-of-the-range steel sports watch (weighing 232 grammes) with an octagonal shape.

1993

The Royal Oak Offshore reaffirms the codes of the Royal Oak with more virile and powerful characteristics. The watch is designed for the most extreme sports.