Inside Audemars Piguet in New York – An Up Close Look at Five Exceptional Watches

Last Week, HauteTime got a VIP invitation to visit with Audemars Piguet’s US Boutiques Manager, Jasmine Bapic. Haute Time took a tour through the Audemars Piguet on 57th Street in Manhattan, where we chose five amazing watches available exclusively at the boutique, which we felt would merit the attention of our readers.

Openworked Royal Oak 40th Anniversary Limited Edition

The First Piece is one of our favorites, and was crowned the Winner of the 1st Annual Haute Time Madness: it’s the Audemars Piguet Extra-Thin Openworked Royal Oak 40th Anniversary Limited Edition. We love this piece, and with it being such a limited edition with very few available, it was a treat just to be able to touch the walk, let alone contemplate purchasing this piece.

40th Anniversary Audemars Piguet Jumbo Royal Oak

The next piece was also new for 2012: it’s the 40th Anniversary Audemars Piguet Jumbo Royal Oak, in Rose Gold. On this brand-new piece, we love the unique details like the blue dial.

4th Edition of the Royal Oak Offshore 44mm

The third piece was the 4th Edition of the Royal Oak Offshore 44mm collection. It literally just came into the store, so it was a treat to see this piece live and be the first to report that it is now available for purchase. The watch is unique in that it is platinum, with a blue dial and a blue crocodile strap. As our readers will know, it is very rare to find a timepiece with a blue crocodile strap, so this edition is truly unique.

Leo Messi Royal Oak

The fourth piece is from the limited edition Leo Messi Royal Oak series. The watch we chose is the Rose Gold Version numbered edition, created in honor of the world’s best soccer player. There are only two of these watches in the US, and this is one of them!

Jules Audemars Large Date Tourbillon

The fifth and final watch is from the Jules Audemars Collection: it’s the Jules Audemars Large Date Tourbillon. We liked this piece immediately, as it stands out from the other watches we chose with its sophisticated Classical Look, with a focus on the pure artwork of the tourbillon engine.

Haute Time had a great visit with Jasmine, and had a lot of fun picking these five watches that are normally so hard to find yet were right in front of us in the boutique. For more information, please visit the Audemars Piguet boutique at 65 East 57th Street, next to the FourSeasons Hotel. For more information on the watches, feel free to give them a call at (212) 688-6644.

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