The National Magazine of the Successful American Latino: Exclusive time pieces: Audemars Piguet

Exclusive time pieces: Audemars Piguet

Lara N. Santiago Renta

Founded in 1875 in the village of Le Brassus in Switzerland’s Vallee de Joux; Audemars Piguet is the world’s oldest complex timepieces manufacturer still in the hands of the original founding families. From the simple to the highly intricate, Audemars Piguet has long set the standard in luxury watch making. Their outstanding tradition of innovation, quality, and class has made Audemars Piguet the preferred choice of celebrities like Penelope Cruz, Benicio del Toro, Al Pacino, Tom Cruise and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Here are some of their best time pieces.

Ladies Collection: Promesse

18K yellow gold and diamond

Features: Curved wristwatch on bracelet; quartz movement with oversized 12 and 6 o’ clock numerals. Eighty-six diamonds weighing 1.33 carats are set to the dial. This watch is detailed and delicate, meant to be worn as a dressier day-into-evening item.

Prices start at: $41,200.00USD

http://www.grayandsons.com/watches/details.php?graynum=r50308

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Classic Collection: Edward Piguet

18K white gold rectangular shaped

Features: Self winding chronograph with date display; case and AP folding clasp in 18K white gold; water resistant to 20 meters. The classic collection utilizes the original designs of Audemars Piguet to create signature, timeless pieces that will always fit the occasion, day or night.

Prices start at: $14,700.00USD

http://www.pacifictime.com/audemars-piguet-edward-piguet-watches.htm

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Sports Collection: Royal Oak

18K white gold chronograph

Features: Self-winding chronograph with date display. This heavier watch has a sporty look and a silvered textured dial with luminous square shaped numerals and a date at 4 o’clock. Subsidiary dials intimate minutes and seconds.

Prices start at: $17,800.00USD

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Sports Collection: Royal Oak

Stainless Steel Chronograph

Features: 1 year warranty, manual movement; hours, minutes and seconds chronograph; stainless steel case; 2005 model. This limited edition is simple and sleek with a modem feel, suitable for transition from business meetings to casual dinner.

Prices start at: $16,700.00USD

http://www.finestwatches.com/audemars-piguet-10631.html

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Ladies’ Collection: Promesse

18K white gold rectangular

Features: Diamond sat curved wristwatch on a lizard strap. Model uses quartz movement and features a silvered dial with oversized 12 and 6 o’ clock numerals. Highlights include twelve pave-sat diamonds. The lizard strap and brilliant, yet discreet diamonds make this an elegant, every day piece.

Prices start at: $11,600.00USD

http://www.worldofwatches.com/detail.asp?pf_id=35792

For more info, please visit: www.audemarspiguet.com

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