Diamond Punk wins the “Montre Joaillerie” category at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève 2015
— November 20th, 2015 —
Audemars Piguet is proud to announce that our haute joaillerie piece, the Diamond Punk, won in the “Montre Joaillerie” category at this year’s Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (G¨HG) last night. in a tough race against its competitors, this exceptional piece convinced the jury unanimously.
Audemars Piguet presents Diamond Punk, a stunning haute joaillerie watch that brilliantly reflects the traditions and savoir-faire of the Le Brassus manufacture. 7,848 snow-set diamonds define the sharp, clean-cut geometrics of a cuff bracelet, which is expertly engineered as a piece unique of 56 dazzling pyramid facets. beneath a secret sliding cover, the cool beauty of the dial is revealed : set with a further 300 diamonds.
This unique Haute Joaillerie cuff timepiece disrupts 21 traditional ideas of gem-set watches and displays a true desire to break the rules, technically and creatively. Taking inspiration from the graphic design codes of the punk era, a rhythmical pattern of pyramid studs constructs a new Haute Joaillerie design language that resonates with creative energy.
The Diamond Punk’s aesthetic is expertly considered and refined, in keeping with Audemars Piguet’s rich heritage of crafting exceptional jewelled timepieces.
At the manufacture in Le Brassus, watchmakers, designers, jewellers and gem-setters work side by side, allowing Audemars Piguet freedom to create timepieces of unparalleled artistic expression.
The realization of precious gemstone watches is a uniquely challenging task for a watchmaker, one that requires rare skill, exceptional engineering and painstaking dedication.
Diamond Punk is the result of 1,440 hours of work by these highly skilled designers and makers and is only made possible using traditional methods passed on through centuries of Haute Horlogerie practice.
Hence, each jewelled watch becomes a unique work of art for the wrist, an avant-garde expression of the Manufacture’s horological expertise.