Audemars Piguet Metropolis 25962OR 'Jules Audemars Anniversary'Sold
Audemars Piguet Metropolis 25962OR 'Jules Audemars Anniversary'
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Haute horlogerie stands for the high art of watchmaking. This Audemars Piguet is a prime example of this fine art. The Audemars Piguet Metropolis reference 25962OR is a very impressive watch. First of all, it is a perpetual calendar which means the watch shows the day, date, month and leap year and takes into account the different days of the months and the occurrence of a leap year as long as the movement keeps running. Next to that it also has a world time complication which allows the wearer to read the time in 24 different time zones! Now, that is haute horlogerie!The Metropolis was introduced at the SIHH (Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie) in 2001. Initially it came in a platinum case and later on it was also launched in rose- and white-gold. It was a part of the Jules Audemars collection, which was introduced in 1999. The watches within this collection are defined by their classic, round case shapes and complications.The example we can offer you dates back to 2002 and is an anniversary edition as is stated on the ring around the sapphire crystal case back. The case is carried out in 18k rose-gold and measures 39 mm wide by 11 mm thick. The watch comes on a black alligator-leather trap and has a beautiful 18k rose-gold AP-folding clasp. The dial is spectacular! The "globe effect" makes it very dynamic. The complications make this watch interesting to look at and to top it off, it has a really cool 18k rose-gold applied Arabic index. If that's not enough, this Metropolis even comes as a full set.It was not very popular when it was introduced, which is why not many were produced. For a long time, it has been an under appreciated model but nowadays, collectors are noticing its value and popularity is increasing. You definitely don't want to miss out on this one!
Audemars PiguetAudemars Piguet is among the holy trinity Swiss maisons d’horlogerie alongside Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin. Audemars Piguet has a storied history of producing high-complication watches. It all started in 1875, when Jules Louis Audemars and Edward Auguste Piguet founded the company in the heart of the Vallée de Joux, Le Brassus, Switzerland. This pure, rough and wild landscape, with deep, dark forests, ice-cold waters and the omnipresence of rocks and hills, provided inspiration and raw materials for the Swiss watch manufacture to develop the finest watches. Since its inception, Audemars Piguet has specialized in rare, valuable and highly-complicated watches like perpetual calendars, chronographs and chiming watches. Nowadays, the main emphasis of Audemars Piguet lies on the iconic Royal Oak line.
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