Audemars Piguet 20th Century Complicated Wristwatches


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After nearly five years of research by their Heritage Department, Audemars Piguet has released their first book dedicated to their complicated watches. This book covers both the history of their complicated watches.

This story encompasses the period from 1892, with the world’s first minute repeating wristwatch, to the late 1970s, when Audemars Piguet produced 550 complicated wristwatches, consisting of 307 chronographs, 188 calendars, 35 minute repeaters, and 18 pieces with both calendar and chronograph. This book includes both detailed photography, archival documents, technical specifications and production data, as well as the story of the revival of complications that occurred during the quartz crisis in the late 1970s. If not for this effort, the company would not be where it is today.

This is a great book if you are an AP fan or a fan of complications in general.

I also recommend the Revolution Watch podcast episode featuring Michael Friedman, Head of Complications (and former Historian) at Audemars Piguet.

The book contains 308 pages, and measures L 13.2 x W 10 x D 1.3 inches.

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