Launched in 1972, the Royal Oak was the first luxury watch to break the traditions of gold standards, by introducing Stainless Steel. Today, Audemars Piguet forges its own path and defies convention once more by bringing luxury watchmaking’s most elemental material back to the surface, pushing tradition towards new sources of creativity.Jose Torrens, CEO of Audemars Piguet UK, commented “We are very happy to be breaking the rules again, this time by reintroducing two icons: the Royal Oak, design that best represents our spirit of independence, and Yellow Gold, historically the symbol of luxury metal. Their get together has been more than overdue!” Audemars Piguet is the oldest fine watchmaking manufacturer still in the hands of its founding families (Audemars and Piguet). Since 1875, the company has written some of the finest chapters in the history of haute horlogerie, including a number of world firsts.
In the Vallée de Joux, at the heart of the Swiss Jura, numerous masterpieces are created in limited series embodying a remarkable degree of horological perfection, including daring sporty models, classic and traditional timepieces, splendid ladies’ jewellerywatches,
as well as one-of-a-kind creations.