Inside The Archives With Audemars Piguet

To me, vintage Audemars Piguet is one of the most exciting, underappreciated, and beautiful categories of watches to study and collect. Today, we’ve prepared for you a highly detailed recap of a full day that we spent with the team at Audemars Piguet digging through some of their most important and beautiful early-20th-century pieces. Included in the video above and the story below are some absolutely mind-blowing early grand complication pocket watches, super slim minute repeaters, and seriously the most beautiful chronographs I’ve ever seen. In fact, I would venture to guess that many of you did not even know AP made watches like what you’re about to see at any point, and I have no doubt in my mind you will be left duly impressed. Let’s get into it. For more, go to


jerrybronham says:

Wish AP would go back to these type of watches instead of the royal oaks

Matt Ashe says:

Great video, such beautiful complications. Please don’t spoil it by mentioning Archie Luxury and his Big W $12 business shirts and fake luxury luggage.

Irish Bargamento says:

This is Fancy Watches

Gio Kakhniashvili says:

Interesting video, interesting watches..however video is not HODINKEE style, I mean filming..

Larenpiquet says:

I’m a piguet

Utopia Lord says:

One of the world most expensive watches.

Javier Miralles says:

Pure Horology!!! Amazing!!!

Thoreenz Soldevilla says:

They need to make a smartwatch…

Jason Adrian says:

i had no idea audemars used to make beautiful, elegant watches. i thought it was just chunky, ugly royal oaks!

igotnoideawhattoput says:

I like how these two guys spent the entire length of the video romanticising the good old days and forget to mention AP’s most popular offering is the RO Offshore, a watch so tasteless and gaudy it is literally the opposite of class.

Stars Cao says:

Watches like this is always available at Try to visit for complete design.

Andi Valentinus says:

Stars and stripes in front of AP HQ

Stanley Johnson says:

Great to see why AP is great before the Royal Oak came into existence.

Mikey G says:

“If you open de watch, you’ll cry…”

Lmao!! Love it!!

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