Audemars Piguet is a highly esteemed Swiss watchmaker, recognised and cherished for its high-end luxury watches and ingenious functionalities. Audemars Piguet watches represent incredible craftsmanship and luxury. While they retain their value exceptionally well with time, Audemars Piguet watches serve as excellent investment pieces.
Keeping in mind its desirability and demand, Audemars Piguet watches are among the world’s most counterfeited pieces. However, a few ways can help you differentiate between a real and fake AP watch.
Please continue reading below to check them out, as it is also essential to confirm the authenticity before you head out to sell your Audemars Piguet watch.
The leading Swiss watchmaker, Audemars Piguet, uses the highest quality of all materials to produce its watch. Thus, each watch comes with an impeccable finish, glaze and top-notch durability. With this in mind, here are the things that you need to examine –
One of the most copied AP watches is the iconic Royal Oak. So a genuine Royal Oak will showcase a very fine brush-finish, running vertically throughout the timepiece.
The brand creates each of its timepiece using precious metals that add substantial heft to it. Moreover, automatic movements are heavier than quartz ones that serve as an alternative to costlier mechanical movements.
Thus, check whether the AP watch on your hand feels light or heavy. If it feels light, then the timepiece is a fake one.
Audemars Piguet offers its watches a unique dial design ‘Tapisserie’ that counterfeiters find pretty challenging to copy. Forgers can either replicate the complicated ‘Tapisserie’ dial pattern entirely or mess the design. So, examine the dial with the utmost attention.
Another significant aspect you need to examine is the watch’s movement. Counterfeiters typically focus on making a timepiece look like a real deal. But they cannot replicate the internal functions of genuine and authentic timepieces.
Take the watch close to your ears and see whether it is making a ticking sound. High-end Swiss watchmakers like Audemars Piguet have strived hard over the years to refine their craftsmanship. So high-quality movements powering the Swiss watches are virtually inaudible.
If you hear a ticking sound, the Audemars Piguet watch is likely a fake one.
If the Audemars Piguet’s watch you are looking at shows imperfect or unclear stamps or engravings, it is likely a fake one. However, the fact is that the technology utilised to produce replica timepieces has become so advanced that it can be challenging to differentiate between an authentic and a fake AP watch.
However, make sure to check the spelling of the brand’s name on the timepiece in question. Misspelt brand names are pretty common in counterfeit watches.
Also, look for the text fonts and colour on the case-back. Genuine Audemars Piguet watches display a bit narrower text on the case-back and has a blackened look.
The original box, papers with serial number or certificate can verify the authenticity of an AP watch. They can also offer substantial insight into the timepiece’s history and quality.
However, a second hand Audemars Piguet watch may not retain its original box and papers. But it won’t signify that the timepiece is a replica.
If you are still unsure whether your AP is real or fake, it is better to consult with watch experts and verify the watch’s authenticity.
It pretty rare to see Audemars Piguet launching an entirely new watch collection and the luxury watch industry got to come across such an instance last year. The Le Brassus watchmaker launched the new [Re]master01 series in a limited edition of 500 pieces.
Interestingly, the brand designed this automatic chronograph taking inspiration from a beautiful timepiece from 1943. The new chronograph is not a historical reissue. But in fact, the watch incorporates all essential components of an ultra-rare chronograph and sports a new automatic movement within a slightly bigger case.
Continue reading to find out more on the Audemars Piguet [Re]master01 Automatic Chronograph. However, if you are looking to sell watches in London, call us on 0207 242 9160 today. The Luxury Hut aims to buy luxury watches of elite brands like Audemars Piguet, Rolex and more for the best price in the second-hand market.
In the 20th century, Audemars Piguet had made only a few chronographs – only about 307 if you count. And the [Re]master01 is among the most exciting series.
AP produced the [Re]master01 in a limited number of 500pieces. The brand made only 307 chronographs between the 1930s and the 1950s. And AP has re-created just three iterations of this particular style – the pre-edition 1533 dating back to 1943.
The [Re]master01 appears very similar to the actual timepiece from 1943. However, if you look at its specifications, you will realize it is much more than that original model.
Moreover, AP furnished the [Re]master01 with a gold-toned dial with pink gold seconds, minute and hour hands and contrasting blue chronograph hands.
However, the watch retains the art deco-inspired numerals like present in the original model and the unique “4|5” on the 30minutes-counter. But the watchmaker has simply rearranged the chronograph counters for improving the watch’s readability.
The features like the unusual two-tone case with case-back, lugs and case-band crafted from stainless steel and pink gold pushers, bezel and crown on this watch are similar to the original version. No doubt, the old school logo “AUDEMARS, PIGUET & CO/ GENEVE” looks cool.
Audemars Piguet equipped the [Re]master01 chronograph with the Calibre 4409 movement. The watchmaker has created this automatic movement maintaining the highest standards that one can expect from Audemars Piguet.
Well, this in-house movement might look pretty familiar to you. The fact is that the Calibre 4409 is an upgraded version of the Calibre 4401 that made its debut with CODE 11.59 chronograph.
However, the movement is visible through the newly fitted sapphire case-back. The Calibre 4409 comes with a satin-polished clous de Paris embellished oscillating weight made of 22ct pink gold. It offers a power reserve of 70hours.
The [Re]master01 Automatic Chronograph is available in two bracelet choices – a dark brown alligator strap and a light brown hand-stitched brown calf. It retains the ethos of the original model’s era.
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If you ask us to give you examples of avant-garde offerings from high-end Swiss watchmakers today, the first one to mention would perhaps be the AP Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon GMT.
The brand introduced the first version of it in 2018 as a revival of the Royal Oak Concept GMT Tourbillon. The difference between the two is that the revitalised 2018 edition features asymmetric design and a flying tourbillon.
Other features include a titanium case, black dial/movement, applied rose-gold accents and a ceramic black bezel. However, it has developed two new versions of Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon GMT for this year.
Produced in a limited number of 30pieces, this second 2020 Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon GMT offers a more modest vibe. Let’s today explore the exclusive features of this highly-complicated Audemars Piguet watch.
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The new Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon GMT watch of 2020 features a large sandblasted titanium case and bezel. The case measures 44mm in diameter.
Moreover, the watchmaker offered the balance wheel, set inside the flying tourbillon, a silver-coloured rather than gold. Also, the watch retains ceramic push-pieces and crown. And the push-piece guards are still forged out of sandblasted titanium.
Audemars Piguet fitted the new Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon GMT watch with a grey or blue integrated rubber strap. Furthermore, the strap comes with an AP sandblasted titanium folding clasp. The timepiece is also available with an additional alligator strap in grey or blue.
The second Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon GMT watch houses the same Calibre 2954 movement. It powers the GMT-24 function, minutes, hours and the flying tourbillon.
However, this manually-wound movement measures 35.6mm x 9.9mm. With 24 jewels and 348 components, the Calibre 2954 offers power reserve up to a massive 237hours (almost 10days) and beats at 3Hz.
Audemars Piguet equipped the current Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon GMT with a screw-locked crown and sapphire crystal at both front and back. The watch is water-resistant up to 100m.
However, the brand offers this new AP watch in blue or grey bridges and also, a rubber strap with one added strap, as mentioned earlier.
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Amidst the pandemic, Audemars Piguet not only opened its new headquarters in Switzerland but also launched its new Code 11.59 timepieces. The brand took the time to create something unique for its mainstay collections and finally, came with the new Flying Tourbillon Code 11.59 self-winding Chronograph.
It is the first time Audemars Piguet has made efforts to combine two incredibly complex mechanisms – flyback Chronograph and flying Tourbillon. The new Code 11.59 Flying Tourbillon Chronograph sports an 18ct white gold case of 41mm.
The brand produced this complicated timepiece in limited numbers of just 50pieces. However, the new self-winding Code 11.59 Flying Tourbillon Chronograph represents the innovative approach of the brand to traditional artistry.
Audemars Piguet offers its new high complication watch three-dimensional face design, smearing the line between movement and dial.
Interestingly, every design element is diligently finished by hand, followed by sand-blasting and satin-brushing.
The new Flying Tourbillon Code 11.59 self-winding Chronograph comes with sapphire case-back.
Now, what adds a brilliant touch of colour are the chronograph rings, white gold hands and the blued inner bezel.
Audemars Piguet has furnished this new high complicated Chronograph with a double-curved sapphire crystal.
The movement offers a power reserve up to 65hours and 21,600vph frequency rate.
If you look at the brand’s catalogue, you will notice that Audemars Piguet has five varieties of watches that integrate the chronograph and tourbillon complications. They are –
Interestingly, out of these five, two of the watches house a Calibre-manual type movement. The remaining timepieces are of the self-winding type, featuring movements that the brand exclusively developed for a particular watch family.
Moreover, the new Flying Tourbillon Code 11.59 self-winding Chronograph is water-resistant up to 30m. And it comes with a blue leather strap, matching the blued inner bezel.
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