In 2011, the Audemars Piguet watch factory gave the Jules Audemars series a new day of the moon date watch, dual time watch, automatic watch and automatic date watch. The 18K rose gold round case of the Jules Audemars Sunday Date Moon Phase Watch is equipped with a streamlined bezel. The moon phase and calendar display on the dial are clear at a glance. Just like all masterpieces that can stand the test of time, they can resonate deeply in people’s hearts. In the face of the natural classics, the yearning was born.
Haute Horlogerie tradition rooted in the Swiss Jura Valley
The Jules Audemars collection is the traceback of the Audemars Piguet factory, telling the story of a group of extraordinary people who made great achievements in a region. This group of people built the remote Jura Valley (Vallée de Joux) into the cradle of Swiss fine watchmaking.
Long before the high-end watches in the Jurassic Valley were sold around the world, the prototype of the watch industry in the area was almost complete. Since the middle of the 18th century, farming in summer and assembling movements in winter have become a common way of life for local residents. During the long and cold winter, they sat at the workbench all day and patiently assembled the movements for the major watch companies in Geneva. Soon after, they started to make their own movements and then their own watches. The most entrepreneurial people decided to build their own watch factory.
Based on this historical source, the residents of the Jurassic Valley have gradually mastered the full set of manual watchmaking skills from design to production. Their dexterous craftsmanship and superb technology have been passed down from generation to generation, while absorbing the fruits of scientific and technological progress, and even forming today’s semi-industrial production scale. Therefore, the watches made here have a unique temperament rooted in the cultural heritage of the Jurassic Valley.
In 1875, Jules Audemars and Edward Piguet joined forces to create the Audemars Piguet watch factory. They are not complacent with their mastery of watchmaking skills, but they are enthusiastic about high-end watches and continue to move towards perfection. These two pioneers who knew the watch well overcame numerous challenges and realized the great ideal of making the entire watch under the same roof. Their descendants have inherited and carried forward the family business. So far, the operation rights of the Audemars Piguet factory remain in the hands of the founder’s family.
The Jules Audemars collection pays tribute to their great entrepreneurial spirit as one of the founders of Audemars Piguet. This series of watches faithfully reflects the history of Audemars Piguet, proud of tradition, but not too indulged in nostalgia. Reinterpret the old masterpieces from a modern point of view, focusing on simplicity and restraint, and abandon redundant and fancy decorations. The simple design and modern atmosphere create a distinguished and elegant watch.
Master of watchmaking
The round case of the Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars Sunday Date Moon Phase watch is perfectly round. Under the extremely thin bezel, not only the rose gold case looks exceptionally light, but also exudes a sense of extraordinary elegance; it also maintains the spaciousness of the surface, giving it a relaxed and cheerful feeling visually, and easy to read.
The finely-crafted silver dial is matte-polished, and the edges of the date, day display, and moon phase display windows are polished and polished to reflect the snail-shaped thread decoration on the surface. The simple and generous bar-shaped hour markers and the overall design of the dial are integrated to show the style of a famous artist.
The date, day of the week, and moon phases are commonly used functions in daily life, so they appear even before the minute hand in a timepiece that can be carried around. These displays remind people that horological craftsmanship originated from astronomical calendars. In addition to being practical, watchmakers have not forgotten to reproduce the beauty of celestial bodies, especially the poetic and picturesque design of the moon phase display, which is always fascinating.
The movement hidden under the dial is not inferior, the watchmaker carefully polished and decorated it, and used clever mechanical principles to accurately reproduce the calendar information. The bridges have been chamfered and polished and polished with Geneva ripples; the boards are polished with pearl dots. These details can only be seen when the case is opened, and then completely hidden. However, Audemars Piguet’s watchmakers will not ignore these fine decorations, and the master’s style will be revealed in subtle details.