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Audemars Piguet Award at the Grand Prix D’horlogerie De Genève 2021

Audemars Piguet wins an Award at the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève 2021

Swiss Haute Horlogerie manufacturer Audemars Piguet was delighted to accept the prize of the best “Iconic” timepiece for the Royal Oak “Jumbo” ExtraThin at the prestigious Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève.

The Royal Oak “Jumbo” Extra-Thin seduced the jury thanks to its timeless design form with its slender 39mm 950 platinum case and smoked green sunburst dial. Audemars Piguet first employed colourful stone dials during the 1970s, in brown, green and blue tones. This paved the way for a new generation of lively and expressive dials in the 1990s, which have permeated the Manufacture’s collections ever since and make this new model particularly iconic. The sapphire caseback showcases the refined decorations and 22-carat gold oscillating weight of the historic selfwinding Calibre 2121, first introduced on the Royal Oak in 1972.

Award at the Grand Prix D’horlogerie De Genève 2021

Royal Oak “Jumbo” Extra-Thin © Audemars Piguet

“While the watchmaking industry had to reinvent itself during the pandemic, many people educated themselves about Haute Horlogerie,” declare François-Henry Bennahmias Audemars Piguet Chief Executive Officer. “Today, we see a rise of very young clients fascinated by Swiss fine watchmaking around the world so let’s make them dream with our craft. The best is yet to come.”

Audemars Piguet is honoured and humbled to once again be acknowledged by the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève and would like to thank its team, its suppliers, as well as the organisers and all the jury members for their time, passion and attention to detail that makes this industry shine so bright.


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