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Thomaï Serdari on Fine Arts & Luxury
AUDEMARS PIGUET

Jules-Louis Audemars and Edward-Auguste Piguet joined forces in 1875, while still at their Swiss village of Le Brassus. Together they would design and produce watches with complex mechanisms.  As with any start-up, and especially one in a highly competitive industry, years of determination, creativity and diligence brought considerable success. Within ten years, the two partners opened a store in Geneva and participated in the Paris Universal Exposition of 1889 where they exhibited their innovative pocket watches.

The watch featured here made its world premiere in 1892 as the first minute repeater wristwatch. Audemars Piguet has introduced several new models in the wristwatch market. Today, you can expect to pay anywhere between $100,000 and $200,000 for a wristwatch of that type.

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