Acq turns us onto a new Rizzoli offers coming this September 2011. Francois Chaille’s Audemars Piguet book is a thorough history on the watchmaker and we’re excited to get our hands on it.

“The pursuit of excellence is reflected in Audemars Piguet’s most prestigious models, painstakingly crafted by artisans for over 130 years. Audemars Piguet’s expertise, creativity, and state-of-the-art technology are behind the company’s luxurious and innovative watches. At the turn of the twentieth century, the factory employed more than seventy craftsmen, whose mastery and excellent grasp of the changing times enabled the development of traditional pieces and the production of revolutionary watches, both of the highest quality. These include the slimline jeweled watches for women in the art deco era, chronographs in the forties, the first perpetual calendar watch in 1957, the famous Royal Oak–the first high-end sports watch–in 1972, and the ultramodern Millenary MC12 in 2008.”

Pre-order from Amazon.

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