On August 18, 2015 at The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing, Swiss watchmaking brand Audemars Piguet held its millennial brand new women’s watch preview and Audemars Piguet watch appreciation event for the media. For the attendees, they exhibited the antique collections of Audemars Piguet’s contemporary aesthetics, as well as the dazzling new millennial women’s watches. (This event has been held in Beijing public exhibition in advance, the location is D1061 Audemars Piguet, 1st floor, SKP, No. 87 Jianguo Road, Chaoyang District, from August 13 to August 18)
Since the establishment of the brand, Audemars Piguet has been dedicated to making exquisite ladies’ timepieces for more than 130 years. Its models incorporate the collective wisdom of watchmakers, jewelry masters, masters of engraving and enamel, and masters of enamel.
Art Deco Watch, 1927, reference MU 1595
Art Deco pocket watch, 1926, number MU 161
The 1920s prevailed in Art Deco style. During this period, Audemars Piguet combined unique plastic art with gem setting. At the same time, in order to meet the trend of more compact women’s timepieces, Audemars Piguet developed a miniature movement at the time and became a model for Art Deco watches.
Skeletonized engraved watch, 1963, reference MU 351
From 1940 to 1960, women’s watches began to focus on internal mechanical technology from the design of the appearance. The skeletonized engraved timepiece manufactured by Audemars Piguet started in 1920. This skeletonized engraved watch manufactured in 1963 has a large bezel design, engraved hour markers and textured polishing to maximize the beauty of the structure of the mechanical movement. .
Royal Oak Women’s Watch, 1976, reference MU 886
By 1970, it was the most representative period of experimental design and technological innovation for women’s timepieces. The appearance of watches was more diversified, and women’s timepieces began to incorporate masculine elements. This watch is Audemars Piguet’s first Royal Oak women’s play watch, 18k yellow gold and stainless steel with gold tones, incorporating luxury sports watch elements into women’s timepieces.
Ultra-thin skeleton watch, 1986, reference MU 1596
Perpetual calendar watch, 1990, reference MU 1202
From 1980 to 1990, quartz watches prevailed. Audemars Piguet still adheres to its concept of mechanical watch production, focusing on hollow carving and responsible technology. These two watches are ultra-thin skeletonized watches introduced in 1986 and self-winding perpetual calendar watches created for women in 1990.
Royal Oak Tuxedo Watch, 2009, reference MU 1524
Millennium Treasure Watch, 2010, reference MU 1520
Into the contemporary era, Audemars Piguet has set its sights on diversity, a fusion of contemporary and classical. Drawing on the classic design of the past, and integrating architectural and artistic elements, a beautiful wrist watch is launched for modern women.
2015 new millennial watch
At the Geneva International Watch & Clock Fair earlier this year, in order to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its millennial series, Audemars Piguet introduced the new millennial series. After three years of research and development, this new work has a slender and elegant appearance that presents a harmonious aesthetic. Equipped with the new millennial Calibre 5201 manual winding movement, exquisite balance wheel is visible.
Summary: Reviewing the history of Audemars Piguet’s women’s watches, it not only echoes the women’s lifestyle that continues to change, but also faithfully expresses the wearer’s unique personality. And this year’s new millennial watch combines the modern culture represented by architecture and art as the model of the millennial watch, and combines the art of high-end watches and fine jewelry. There is no doubt that the new 2015 women’s watches of the Millennium series can be regarded as a masterpiece representing the contemporary unique style of Audemars Piguet women’s watches.