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PHOTO REPORT: Audemars Piguet Manufacture in Le Brassus

April 23, 2009

AP Grand Sonnerie, with temporary wax protection around bezel, in for service/repair.

In 2009, we visit Audemars Piguet manufacture in Le Brassus, Switzerland to visit their factory, service department and museum. Below is a are some photo highlights from the trip.

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Gold watch hands ready to go to quality control and finishing departments

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Drill bits for milling watch hands in-house

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Royal Oak Offshore caseback CNC stamping machine

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Finished Royal Oak Offshore casebacks

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Metal rods for watch cases and bezels

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Gold shavings that are left behind after machine milling process

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Audemars Piguet maintains a digital archive of all watches sold

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Grand Complication pocket watch in for service/repair

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Audemars Piguet PR Director and master watchmaker

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Fireproof safe with old watch parts and unfinished calibres

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Case middles, bezels, rotors and other CNC machine fabricated parts

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Audemars Piguet antique watchmaking lathe

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Box with pocket watch parts dating back to 1898

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Watchmaking repair/service/adjustment tools

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Movements need to be protected from dust, from clean rooms with air filtration, to basic glass covers like this

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Minute repeater in for service/repair

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Audemars Piguet After-Sales Watchmaking Department

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