A new Code for telling time

Audemars Piguet today launches a new collection consisting of 13 models crafted with new tools, skills and techniques

Last September, luxury watchmaker Audemars Piguet (AP) invited me to its headquarters in the picturesque village of Le Brassus in Vallee de Joux, Switzerland.

But before the trip, I had to sign a non-disclosure agreement: I could not breathe a word of why I was there and what I was shown.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on January 13, 2019, with the headline 'A new Code for telling time'. Print Edition | Subscribe