May 28Audemars Piguet
Audemars Piguet is a major Swiss watch manufacturer. Their watches include classic watches and the Royal Oak casual watches. They have received great attention for their Terminator 3 watch.
Their business started with Audemars managing the production and monitoring the technical part and Piguet focusing on sales. Instant success was not to come. The Audemars Piguet trademark was registered later in 1882 and only seven years later the company was officially founded. Then Audemars Piguet et Cie succeeded in becoming one of the first largest employers for watch-making in the whole Canton of Vaud, southwestern Switzerland.
The two talented watchmakers focused on the production of accurate watches with sophisticated mechanisms. After the company founded it opened its new branch in the heart of Switzerland – Geneva. Thus, since 1889 the company started creating its own components and assembling within its factory as well. Quality control was strict, and only the best products were launched into the market.