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Haute Joaillerie Sapphire Orbe

Audemars Piguet


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Few brands can surpass Audemars Piguet's over-the-top, high-jewelry masterpieces. This year's Haute Joaillerie Sapphire Orbe once again surprises and delights with its incredible shape and extensive gem setting, which takes more than 1,050 hours to complete. The watch's name, Orbe, is for the river that runs through Le Brassus, Switzerland, Audemars Piguet's hometown. The Sapphire Orbe takes the shape of a teardrop that sits sideways on the wrist, and it is meticulously set with more than 12,000 diamonds and blue sapphires. The blue and orange sapphires appear in six graded shades and 20 different sizes, creating a water-like effect. The dial is nestled in the right third of the timepiece, protected by a domed sapphire crystal and set with orange sapphires. From the dial, five elliptically shaped layers of sapphires edged in diamonds fan out to form the work of art.


Price ($)904,000
Price range$900,000 - $1,000,000
Price version18K White Gold
Water resistance20m
Case sizeLarge (>39mm)
Case diameter (mm)47
Case height (mm)20
Case colourWhite Gold
Case materialWhite Gold
GemstonesBlue Sapphires
Orange Sapphires
Limited editionLimited edition
Where to buyAudemars Piguet in New York

Born in the abundantly natural landscape of Vallée de Joux, Geneva, Audemars Piguet presents timepieces that are raw in their alignment with nature. Utilizing the earth's space for their ateliers, the farmers occupying Vallée de Joux in the 18th century tirelessly practiced horological craftsmanship to produce some of the most complicated mechanisms ever made. Nurtured through these natural resources, the iron ore found within the ice and rocks of this region is what sustained the evolution of its timepieces and rise to renown.Following the footsteps of its founders, Audemars Piguet continues to practice forward-thinking. Launched in 2019, its Code 11.59 collection ceaselessly impresses through its contemporary, double-curved sapphire crystal face and the shapeshifting illusion of its circular and octagonal blend. The most famous of Audemars Piguet collections, however, is the Royal Oak of which the Flying Tourbillon Extra-thin RD#3 has taken the spotlight. This self-winding watch measures 8.1mm in thickness and features a bidirectional central oscillating weight that celebrates the line's 50th anniversary.

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