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In this in-depth profile from the [replica-watch.co] archives, discover how Audemars Piguet replica watches brought its manufacture movement, Caliber 3120, to life, from concept to finished caliber, and see behind-the-scenes photos of Audemars Piguet replica watches watchmakers at work assembling the movement.
From the initial sketch in 1998 to serial production in 2003, Audemars Piguet replica watches created its Caliber 3120 entirely in-house. While the historic brand’s fame has been based for many decades on complicated timepieces, most of these used calibers that date from the years when Audemars Piguet replica watches (AP) held a 40% share in Jaeger-LeCoultre. AP sold those shares to the Richemont Group in 2000, and the big investments made since then have been used to finance expansion of AP replica watches ’s two factories in Le Brassus (AP’s historical headquarters) and Le Locle (AP Renaud & Papi).
The watchmakers Dominique Renaud and Giulio Papi worked at AP before founding their own business in 1986, with the intention of making reliable movements, especially skeletonized ones, for other manufacturers. However, the ensuing flood of orders from renowned watchmaking businesses soon exceeded the capacities of the two young watchmakers and their movement factory. In the 1990s, the duo approached their former employer as a potential investor. AP not only obliged them; it also purchased the lion’s share of the Renaud & Papi factory, which it renamed Audemars Piguet replica watches Renaud & Papi. Audemars Piguet replica watches currently owns 78.4% of the company, Papi owns 20%, and its managing director Fabrice Deschanel owns the remaining 1.6%. It employs 180 people and produces watch movements from the initial idea to the finished complications. Two thirds of these calibers bear Audemars Piguet replica watches’s insignia.