Audemars Piguet vs Jaeger-LaCoultre Review

By |2017-09-19T01:30:43+00:00June 15th, 2017|Categories: Refined Style|

With regards to wrist watches, the design house of Audemars Piguet definitely understands what they are doing. Through the years, the manufacturer has come up with probably the most spectacular, superior, and sophisticated wrist watches ever. In this review, we will explore a few of the brand’s wrist watches that created a large influence in the world of Swiss watchmaking. With a great history dating back to 1875, Audemars Piguet is the oldest watch producer still owned by the founding family. In addition to its tremendous popularity and the fact that it is often occupied by the top five brands of watches in the world, the Swiss luxury producer of the watch has never left good traditional values of the hand-made production.

Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph

The Offshore watch is amid the most victorious wrist watches by Audemars Piguet. Particularly, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph which is a frequently well-liked large wrist watch weighing 250g.The Offshore is characterised with a matte finish accompanied by a polished bezel so it appears contemporary and sophisticated. The distinctive attributes of this particular watch are highlighted with the eight screws that go from the bezel to the back. Especially considering the other exterior highlights of the Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph are remarkable.

This timepiece combines the Calibre 2126 movement from Jaeger-LeCoultre. You might be questioning, why would AP obtain such an important part of its wrist watch from another company? AP, in fact, owns 40% of Jaeger-LeCoultre, therefore, it is no real surprise that they supply inner elements from this company. The Calibre 2126 is an automatic movement which measures 26mm in diameter and it has a power reserve of 45 hours. This watch is extremely accurate. Even though it was technically rated as water resistant up to 100 meters, tests reveal that it could endure up to 300 meters without having a problem.

AP Oak Grande Complication

Audemars Piguet Oak Grande Complication

Excellence, tradition, and quality – these are only a few of the capabilities that Audemars Piguet Oak is renowned for. In the Oak Grande Complication wristwatch, the company uses the art of Haute Horlogerie. The avant-garde technology, stunning style and design, and unparalleled superiority of this wrist watch are certainly something unique. Audemars Piguet Oak Grande Complication works as a self-winding watch with a perpetual calendar that shows the day, week, month, moon phases, and leap years.

Additional features include an innovative split-second chronograph, minute repeater, and water resistance. The small seconds are at the nine o’clock placement. The timepiece comes in white gold and boasts a see-through case back to allow watch enthusiasts to appreciate the job that has been invested in making this spectacular piece. With its lengthy heritage, there are certainly numerous other important Audemars Piguet designs on the market.

Royal Oak Automatic watch

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Automatic

Royal Oak Automatic watch comes in different colours with a rubber strap, fixed ceramic bezel; mega tapisserie design dials with luminous hands and index hour markers. Minute markers around the outer rim. Dial Type: Analog. Luminescent hands and markers. Date display at the 3 o’clock position, automatic movement with a 50-hour power reserve, Scratch resistant sapphire crystal. Pull/push crown, skeleton transparent case back, Case diameter: 41 mm. Case thickness: 9.80 mm. Round case shape. Band width: 20.3 mm. Band length: 8 inches. Fold over push button release clasp. It is also water resistant to depths of 50 meters / 165 feet. Its functions include second minute, hour, date. It’s created for the man of impeccable taste and style. It costs around $38,000 to $40,000.

Audemars Piguet general styles include the casual watch, dress watch, fashion watch, luxury watch and sports watch.

The key features include calendar, alligator leather, ceramic, chronograph, chronometer, day and night indicator and diamond.

Jaeger-LeCoultre is a luxury watch manufacturer that was started by Antoine LeCoultre in 1833. Antoine set up shop in the small town of Le Sentier, Switzerland. Antoine was not just interested in making watches though, he was interested in precision timepieces. So interested in fact, that he was the first person to measure the micron and from this measurement, he created a device that could measure to the thousandth of a millimetre. Later, he created a system that made the need to rewind and reset watch keys obsolete, though Antoine was the inventor, his son Elie turned the small shop into a booming business. Today, the manufacturer still produces watches in the same building, watches which are of the highest quality and precision.

As a highly-esteemed company, Jaeger-LeCoultre has made watches and watch pieces for Cartier and Philippe Patek, The company has many achievements under its belt, including the creation of the thinnest pocket watch in 1903, the creation of the first automatic alarm wristwatch in 1956, and the creation of the world’s first dive watch with alarm movement in 1961.
Jaeger-LeCoultre makes watches that appeal to both men and women, in the seven different collections they market. They offer options for each watch with regards to case and strap, including three kinds of gold, platinum, titanium, leather, rubber, and stainless steel. The watches have many price points between the extremely expensive ends of 6,000 dollars and 330,000 dollars. These are clearly timepieces for those with discerning taste.

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso was launched in 1931. The clock was invented with the idea of unlucky broken watch glass in mind. It has a clever dual faced design. The swivel system was held by a rectangular case, which turns down the face of the watch. Particularly designed for British officers playing polo in India in 1931, the watch offers a mechanism that enabled the watch glass to survive the shocks experienced and hard knock during a polo game.

Other collections include Master, Rendez-Vous, Extraordinary, and Hybris Mechanical. Each and every one of the Jaeger-LeCoultre watches has something unique to offer.
Today’s selection of Reverso pieces has a timeless appeal. The Squadra Chrono GMT is a popular timepiece for men. It comes with a black rubber strap and stainless steel black dial. Arabic numerals are marked on the black dial. The silver-tone hands make the time easy to read. It’s a chronograph watch that tells time in two time zones.

The Reverso watches are also available with gold cases. They are essentially a combination of sport and elegance. The dial and aperture can be adjusted anytime.

Atmos table clock

Atmos table clock

Jaeger-LeCoultre is not only recognised for their watch brand, but also for Atmos table clock which is very impressive. The Atmos extracts its power from the slightest variations in the pressure and temperate in its immediate environment. The energy source of the clock is built internally in a hermetically sealed capsule that includes a particular gas mixture that rises when the temperature increases. The gas rises into an expansion chamber and compresses a spiral spring. When the temperature decreases, the spring relaxes and the gas condenses. This motion powers the clock and winds the mainspring. Jaeger-LeCoultre has presented this timepiece as part of its collection since 1945.

To date, over 5,000, 000 Atmos clocks have been produced. The Atmos is one of the best creationbrands of Jaeger-LeCoultre brand. Among these clocks comprise the Atmos Joaillerie, a particularly elegant model with a housing comprised entirely of glass and the Atmos 3000 that shows the moon phase.

LeCoultre’s watches styles include a casual watch, dive watch, fashion watch, luxury watch and sports watch.

LeCoultre’s watches are valued for their long history of excellence and unparalleled precision. They carry the mark of almost two centuries of perfection and belong to one of the world’s most distinguished watch houses.

The key features include calendar, alligator leather, ceramic, chronograph, chronometer, day and night indicator, and alarm.

Conclusion

From the analysis above the two watches have almost the same key features and styles, their quality is very difficult to distinguish from one another, and either of the watches is highly recommended for anyone interested in buying a timeless piece of history.

Samuel Younge

Samuel Younge

Native Londoner via Accra Ghana who has spent over 16 years in the fashion and retail industry. Having started his career at Marks and Spencer as a Visual Merchandiser, he quickly realized the impact that visuals have on the average consumer, with this in mind he decided to pursue the profession further.
The obsession grew taking him to many well-known brands including Ralph Lauren, a love affair with men’s tailoring and the style of a dapper gentleman was born.
Having tasted the good life with Americas most preppy fashion label, Samuel Younge decided to redefine his style and way of life to all things sartorial. Today at the ripe old age of 34 he lives in Dubai, dividing his time between work and fatherhood and his lifelong passion to become “A Man Refined”.
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