Audemars Piguet Huitième Chronograph 18K
1 Year Warranty
Your Vintage watch comes with a full covered one year warranty.
Audemars Piguet’s Huitième Chronograph line heralded the arrival of the modern watchmaking era by combining the classic dressy chronograph aesthetic with oversized cases. The Huitième Chronograph is a quirky combination of classic mid-century design from the 1950s and 1960s and the modernism of the 80s and 90s. The large 40 mm case is made of elegant rose gold, presenting the engraved watchmakers name over the 12 o'clock position. The engraved rose-gold bezel, rose gold crown, and small rose gold chronograph pushers, in turn, infuse the watch with visual warmth.While the oversized case and choice of materials is decidedly modern, the dial design invokes classic mid-century watchmaking cues. The light gray, or better expressed crème dial features three recessed chronograph subdials with gold surrounds and elegant black printed serif lettering. The serif lettering is also found on the traditional tachymetric scale on the edge of the dial. The elegant look of the dial is complemented by the implementation of thin 18k rose gold hands and small applied rose gold hour markers. Even the date complication at the 3 o’clock position is tastefully integrated with the use of an inner magnifying cyclops.The watch dates back to the late 1980s and is in excellent condition. It runs on a convenient self-winding chronograph movement and is paired with a comfortable handmade black leather straps.
The Manufacture was established in 1875 in Le Brassus, a village at the heart of La Vallée-de-Joux in the Swiss Jura, by Jules-Louis Audemars and Edward-Auguste Piguet, two enterprising young men who combined their talent to develop and produce watches featuring rare complications. Already in these early days, an Audemars-Piguet watch was prized by admirers of fine mechanical timepieces. Through determination, imagination and discipline, they inscribed their name on the wider history of watchmaking. The company they established has never left the hands of the founding families.
Glass: Saphire Crystal
Case Material: 18ct. Solid Rosé Gold
Bezel Material: 18ct. Solid Rosé Gold
Case Back Material: 18ct. Solid Rosé Gold
Indexes: Print and Applied
Features: Chronograph, Date, Small-Second
Dial Handstyle: Stick Hands
Base Caliber: 2126
Power Reserve: 45h
Number Of Stones: 51
Clasp Type: Tang Buckle
Clasp Material: 18ct. Solid Gold Clasp (Original)
Watches with metal or precious metal straps often have a fixed length. To make sure that the watch fits you, measure the circumference of your wrist using our template and compare it with the information under "Strap".
In case it does not fit, please contact us shortly. Each band can be customized, which we will gladly do for you.
We work with a reputable and insured delivery partner to ensure that your parcel is dispatched the following business day after receipt of payment. On average, our clients within Europe can expect to receive their package within 2-5 business days, while those outside of Europe can anticipate a delivery time of 2-8 business days, depending on the carrier.
In short, we’re not that difficult when it comes to returns and exchanges. We firmly stand behind our products and do our utmost best to ensure you are completely satisfied with your purchase. You have the right to return your purchase within fourteen (14) days of receipt of the product and there’s no need to tell us why. If you wish to return your item, simply let us know and we will arrange a collection. Once returned to us, we will reimburse the relevant amount ras voucher for zrhbrg.ch, including the costs of delivery and excluding the return costs.
The authenticity of your watch is guaranteed by our qualified and licensed watchmakers based in Zurich, Switzerland.
Every watch is covered by a working guarantee.
In addition, you can have the watch fully serviced before delivery , in which case we give you a 1-year functional guarantee. The warranty is worldwide valid. This will enable you to receive assistance regardless of your country of residence.
Personal taste can evolve. To ensure the right fit, you can trade in your watch purchased on Zurichberg anytime and upgrade to a new timepiece. Your personal timepiece can thereby evolve with you along your journey through life.
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We create an immutable and unforgeable digital passport for your watch bought on Zurichberg.
The passport proofs authenticity and your rightful ownership. Your digital asset is stored on the Interplanetary File System (IPFS), a highly secure distributed ledger.
5 Reasons for Vintage
Watches that only a few wearReason Nr. 1
Nowadays, many high-quality watches are mass-produced. Vintage watches were often made in very small series with skilled craftsmanship instead of robots.
Quality that endures generationsReason Nr. 2
In earlier eras, watches were designed to last forever, including the components. There is no such thing as obsolescence. That is what we consider quality at Zurichberg.
Polarizing and characteristic designsReason Nr. 3
Today, only a few watch manufacturers can afford to launch polarising products and therefore produce watches that are aesthetically pleasing to all.
Value for MoneyReason Nr. 4
Vintage watches are overall cheaper than new watches. This is because new watches fulfill the essential financial objectives for the manufacturers, whereas vintage watches are financially "depreciated", so to speak.
Longevity that feels greatReason Nr. 5
We believe that in order to move towards a more sustainable future, it is absolutely necessary and logical to develop a sense for the quality of the past and to reuse products instead of producing new ones.