Category: Audermars Piguet

What Is the Guilloché of a Watch?

Categories: Audermars Piguet, Glossary & Terms, Swiss Watch Tips & Trivia

Guilloché (phonetically pronounced gee-oh-SHAY) is a form of decoration for watch dials, which give the dial depth and visual complexity as you can see from the Audemars Piguet example above. Guilloché is most often applied to silver and black dials via … Read More

Why are Swiss Watches Prized?

Categories: Audermars Piguet, Blancpain, Breitling, Doxa, Girard-Perregaux, Hublot, IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Movado, Omega, Other Swiss Watch Brands, Patek Philippe, Piaget, Richard Mille, Rolex, Swatch, Swiss Watch Tips & Trivia, TAG Heuer, Ulysse Nardin, Vacheron Constantin, Zenith

Swiss watches are at the peak of the industry. Why? Because almost every important innovation in wristwatch technology was born in Switzerland, including the first water-proof watch, the first chronograph, the first automatic, the first quartz watch, the first featuring … Read More

4 Swiss Watch Stories You Might Have Missed in 2013

Categories: Audermars Piguet, Baselworld, Breitling, Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry, Other Swiss Watch Brands, Swiss Watch Boutique, Swiss Watch News

From the opening of Baselworld’s cavernous new $450 million exhibition hall to the launch of Swatch’s revolutionary Sistem51, 2013 was a memorable one for Swiss watch enthusiasts and watchers. Here are four stories that we didn’t cover but think you should … Read More

Lebron James, Swiss Watchmaker

Categories: Audermars Piguet, Swiss Watch News, Watch & Celebrities, Watch & Sports

Apparently NBA superstar Lebron James isn’t content with being the best basketball player on the best team in the world. He wants to be a master watchmaker, too. The NBA two-time champion and four-time most valued player, recently joined Swiss watchmaker … Read More

Antiquorum to Auction off Exceptional Watches in New York City

Categories: Antiquorum, Auctions, Audermars Piguet, Patek Philippe

Antiquorum is offering up some exceptional timepieces at its April 10th event in New York City. The ”Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces” auction will feature some extraordinary watches, highlighted by a rare Patek Philippe Ref. 1518 (pictured above) that was manufactured … Read More

Antiquorum to Hold ‘Extraordinary Auction’ of Swiss Watches

Categories: Antiquorum, Auctions, Audermars Piguet, Patek Philippe, Rolex

The world’s leading watch auctioneer, Antiquorum, is gearing up for a very special auction of “Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces” on Sunday, May 13th in Geneva. The highlight of the sale is arguably a unique Patek Philippe (Ref. 953) perpetual … Read More

Report: Online Searches for Fine Swiss Watches up 14 Percent in 2009

Categories: Audermars Piguet, Blancpain, Hublot, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Swiss Watch News, Zenith

World Watch Report recently took a look at online behavior and fine watches and found some surprising results. Despite the worldwide economic recession, searches for high-end watches costing $10,000 USD or more were up 14 percent in 2009 compared to … Read More

Swiss Watchmaker Audermars Piguet to Raise $3 Million for Clinton Foundation

Categories: Audermars Piguet, Swiss Watch News, Watch & Celebrities

Audemars Piguet and former President Bill Clinton announced a unique partnership recently that will see the Swiss watchmaker produce a number of exclusive, limited edition wristwatches whose proceeds will go toward raising money for the Clinton Foundation. The foundation’s mission … Read More