AUDEMARS PIGUET - Coup de Théâtre
AUDEMARS PIGUET - Coup de Théâtre
AUDEMARS PIGUET - Coup de Théâtre

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Coup de Théâtre

Modern and traditional, daring and elegant, surprising and yet harmonious, the new Haute Joaillerie set by Audemars Piguet stems from an original encounter between an extremely inventive design and peerless jewellery expertise. We find ourselves immersed in a theatrical plot that is suddenly spiced up by two dramatic turns of event – or “coups de théâtre”, as the French like to call them. Enjoy the thrill of the unexpected!

From the first in-house sketch to the creation of these treasures, nothing is left to chance. The delightfully contemporary design of the necklace and cuff-watch demand extraordinarily accurate execution. Masterful skills are applied to adorning the white gold settings with brilliant-cut diamonds. The necklace alone, with its 1,673 diamonds, represents 800 hours of work and evokes a sparkling river of light. Its infinite suppleness enables it to cling to the curve of the neck and to extend delicately down a neckline thus lit up with dazzling brilliance. The cuff-watch also makes a perfect fit on the wrist. Claw setting was the technique chosen for the main elements: by pushing back tiny claws over the table of the diamond, the craftsman releases the stone from the grip of the metal and sets it off to magnificent advantage. Two alternating rows – one with tiny diamonds and the other with larger stones – create an extremely regular and appealing structure. 

While the main motif is distinguished by this structural regularity, the closed-set “pampilles” or slender pendants lend a glamourous touch to this spectacular composition. They adorn the edges of the setting in clusters. On the watch, the entire cuff is adorned with graceful curling diamond motifs, as well as the right-hand side of the dial. The hand-wound calibre driving the hands will also appeal to women with a penchant for mechanical watchmaking. Meanwhile, the “pampilles” ornamentation hanging from the necklace gives it a playful appearance, evoking a kind of Haute Couture dinner jacket on which the strict satin lapel might be tapered into irreverent fringes. Pure lines and a light-hearted spirit, sophisticated beauty and unusual charm meet and mingle to express all the facets of emotion and the sparkling secrets of an exceptional evening. To ensure that this unique jewellery set draws all eyes and sublimates some truly unforgettable moments.


Movement :
Calibre : 2046, hand-wound. Total diameter : 15.70 mm (63/4 lignes). Casing-diameter : 15.30 mm. Thickness : 2.90 mm. 18 jewels. 85 parts. Power reserve: up to 42 hours. Cadence of the balance: 21,600 vibrations per hour. Finishing : all parts decorated by hand; circular-grained plate, bridges rhodium-plated, bevelled, snailed and adorned with “côtes de Genève” motif.
Case : 
18-carat white gold, rectangular.
Dial :
Paved with brilliant-cut diamonds.
Strap :
18-carat white gold, semi-rigid, set with brilliant-cut diamonds of varying diameters, free pendant diamonds. Safety jewellery clasp in 18-carat white gold. Customised adjustment in the Audemars Piguet workshops. 
Gemsetting :
853 brilliant-cut diamonds (~ 123.8 carats). Including 33 certified by the GIA (Gemmological Institute of America).
Functions :
Hours and minutes.

Reference : 79413BC.ZZ.9176BC.01

18-carat white gold, set with 1,673 brilliant-cut diamonds of varying diameters, free pendant diamonds, including 58 certified by the GIA (Gemmological Institute of America), (~ 204 carats). Weight: ~ 405 g.

Reference : TC0725.BCU.US.Z000