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Friday 12 November, 2010 - 13:30 PM EST

Pro Golfer Anthony Kim and Audemars Piguet's Watches

Pro Golfer Audemars Piguet Sports Watch

Professional golfer Anthony Kim poses with his fabulous Audemars Piguet wristwatch. The 24-year old Korean American golfer is one of the brand ambassadors of Audemars Piguet.

Korean American, Kim was born in Los Angeles and resides in Dallas, Texas. He attended La Quinta High School in La Quinta, California. After high school, he attended the University of Oklahoma for three years. He was part of the winning USA team in the 2005 Walker Cup.

Anthony is wearing an Audemars Royal Oak which, according to the manufacturer, “embodies the perfect combination of style and strength”


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Wednesday 06 October, 2010 - 09:00 AM EDT

Miguel Ángel Jiménez won the day in the Valais at the European Masters

Audemars Piguet

Miguel Ángel Jiménez won the day in the Valais at the European Masters by powering past his two Italian rivals Edoardo Molinari and youthful prodigy Matteo Manassero, with respective leads of three and five strokes for a total of 21 under par.

After 22 years of unswerving loyalty to this annual Swiss event and in front of a record crowd of 52,700 spectators, the Spanish champion thus became the oldest player - at 46 years and 243 days of age – to take first place on this challenging course. This win propels him to the number 27 spot in the world rankings, up 11 places in one week.

Already a winner in Dubai at the start of the year, and then in France last July, the iconic player with the cigar thus earned the 18th victory of his career and equals the record held by Paul Casey since 2006, with three wins in one season on the European Tour.

Thanks to his third place a week earlier at Gleneagles, Scotland, he had secured a place in the Ryder Cup which begins on October 1st, in the company of the best 12 European players set to compete against the American team.

An Audemars Piguet ambassador since 2005, his passion for watches, along with his unique personality and charisma are entirely in tune with the image Audemars Piguet conveys in the world of prestige sports. Over the coming weeks, he will continue to represent the brand around the globe by wearing Audemars Piguet timepieces, and to pass on his know-how to invitees attending our special events.

Upon his arrival in Switzerland on August 30th, Miguel Ángel Jiménez paid us the honour of playing the 18-hole course of the Vuissens Golf Club in the company of our guests, while giving them precious tips and sharing his contagious passion for the game.


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Wednesday 02 December, 2009 - 13:20 PM EST

Audemars piguet Genève, “Jules Audemars –Grande Sonnerie Carillon”

2002 limited edition

Audemars Piguet Geneve
Audemars Piguet Jules Grande Sonnerie Watch.

The minute repeater carillon is a mechanism of great complexity that strikes the hours, quarters and minutes on request. These indications are obtained by 3 hammer strokes on different gongs: a low pitched one for the hours; a high pitched one for the minutes and one intermediate pitch (the one that allows for a carillon effect on the quarter hours). Striking power is calculated to achieve subtle balance and, if this balance gets to be too strong, it would muffle the sound. But in case of being too weak, the sound would be inaudible. Audemars Piguet developed the first minute repeating mechanism for a wristwatch in 1985.
Repeater movements consist of tiny parts manufactured to extremely fine tolerances. During movement assembly, the watchmaker has to hand-finish many of these components to arrive at the desired result.
While minute repeaters chime hours, quarters and minutes on 2 gongs with 2 hammers, the present watch, part of  “Jules Audemars” series, will chime the quarters with 3 hammers on 3 gongs, adding a further tone to the “dingdong” enchanted connoisseurs are so familiar with.

[Source: Audemars Piguet and Antiquorum's Magazine]

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Wednesday 25 November, 2009 - 10:50 AM EST

Arnold Schwarzenegger's Audemars Piguet Royal Oak

"End of Days" Offshore Wristwatch

The End of Days is the king of the Royal Oak Offshore Audemars Piguet Chronographs. Arnold Schwarzenegger wore it in the movie "End of Days" and made of the wristwatch the collectible timepiece it is.
Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger was born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian American bodybuilder, actor, businessman, and politician, currently serving as the 38th Governor of the state of California.

Schwarzenegger began weight-training at fifteen. He was awarded the title of Mr. Universe at age 22 and went on to win the Mr. Olympia contest a total of seven times. Schwarzenegger has remained a prominent face in the bodybuilding sport long after his retirement, and has written several books and numerous articles on the sport.

Schwarzenegger gained worldwide fame as a Hollywood action film icon, noted for his lead role in such films as Conan the Barbarian and The Terminator. He was nicknamed the "Austrian Oak" and the "Styrian Oak" in his bodybuilding days, "Arnold Strong" and "Arnie" during his acting career, and more recently the "Governator" (a portmanteau of Governor and the Terminator, one of his film roles).

As a Republican, he was first elected on October 7, 2003, in a special recall election to replace then-Governor Gray Davis. Schwarzenegger was sworn in on November 17, 2003, to serve the remainder of Davis's term. Schwarzenegger was then re-elected on November 7, 2006, in California's 2006 gubernatorial election, to serve a full term as governor, defeating Democrat Phil Angelides, who was California State Treasurer at the time. Schwarzenegger was sworn in for a second term on January 5, 2007. In May 2004 and 2007, he was named as one of the Time 100 people who help shape the world.

In 1998 Arnold Schwarzenegger, long time collector of watches, visited Audemars Piguet’s headquarters in Le Brassus (Switzerland) in Vallée de Joux. It was then that the collaboration between the legendary watch manufacturer and Schwarzenegger began. One year later, the film “End of Days” was introduced with the Royal Oak Offshore timepiece being worn by Arnold. The collaboration continued and the establishment of an on-going charitable partnership between Audemars Piguet and Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is now the 38th Governor of the State of California, begun.

In 2007, Audemars Piguet and Governor Schwarzenegger introduced no less than three timepieces to their collection of limited-editions. Arnold’s After-School All-Stars, the charity founded by the Governor in 1993, includes a Royal Oak Offshore “Arnold’s All-Stars” Chronograph with date and small seconds, a Jules Audemars Chronograph & Perpetual Calendar and a Jules Audemars Dual Time power reserve. The proceeds from the sales of just these three timepieces are expected to raise nearly $1.5 million for the charity.

After-School All-Stars provides comprehensive after school programs that are fun for kids and also keeps them safe and helps them achieve success in school and life by improving kids’ lives by nurturing their minds, bodies and spirits through programs that incorporate independent learning, academics and enrichment activities. After-School All-Star serves 35,000 youth annually through after school and summer programs in 15 cities across the country.


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Wednesday 04 November, 2009 - 12:00 PM EST

Audemars Piguet's Royal Oak Offshore

Brazilian Formula One driver Rubens Barrichello Limited Edition

(Brazilian Formula One driver Rubens Barrichello)

The Audemars Piguet's popular Royal Oak Offshore collection was produced as a limited edition tribute to celebrated Brazilian Formula One driver Rubens Barrichello with only 1,650 pieces. It maintains the Royal Oak Offshore's durable design with an anti-shock ceramic bezel, engraved case, push button operation and is water resistant to 100m. It's available in titanium, platinum or 18k pink gold cases.
Rubens Gonçalves "Rubinho" Barrichello was born on May 23, 1972 in São Paulo. He is a Brazilian Formula One racing driver. Following the management buy-out of the Honda racing team, with whom Barrichello competed during the 2008 season, he was confirmed for 2009 as Jenson Button's team mate in the new Brawn GP team. Barrichello came in third in the 2009 championship, and will leave Brawn to race for WilliamsF1 in 2010.

Barrichello has scored the fourth highest points total in Formula One history. Barrichello drove for Ferrari from 2000 to 2005, as Michael Schumacher's team-mate, enjoying considerable success including finishing as championship runner-up in 2002 and 2004. Schumacher's retirement at the end of 2006 made Barrichello the most experienced driver on the grid, and at the 2008 Turkish Grand Prix he became the most experienced driver in F1 history.

As a young, aspiring driver, Barrichello looked up to the late Ayrton Senna, and when he joined Formula One, Senna in return considered him his protégé. As of the 2009 Formula One season Barrichello is the only driver left competing in Formula One to have raced against Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost.



Calibre: 2326/2840, self-winding

18-carat pink gold with titanium pushpieces and crown protector; ceramic medallion bearing the inscription

“Royal Oak Offshore Limited Edition Rubens Barrichello”, “R. Barrichello – 257 – New Grand Prix Record” and adorned with the Rubens Barrichello logo;

Water resistant to 100m

Bezel, push pieces: Ceramic

Titanium with ceramic insert

Dial: White, partially open-worked, with exclusive “Méga Tapisserie Racing” motif

Strap: Crocodile leather with exclusive AP folding clasp; titanium attachments

Functions: Hours and minutes; small seconds at 6 o’clock; central chronograph with sweep seconds hand, 30- minute and 12-hour counters; tachometric ring; date


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