Audemars Piguet Equation of Time Created to Support Clinton Foundation

Mar 26, 2008
The first Jules Audemars Equation of Time watch was unveiled in 2000. The Audemars Piguet extremely sophisticated self-winding creation enjoyed tremendous success as it incorporated four very complex astronomical functions into a case smaller than the brand's 1928 pocket watch, which provided similar displays.

Bill Clinton founded The Clinton Foundation in 1997, having set the goal to improve people's capacity to meet the challenges of global interdependence. The Foundation maintains close cooperation with partners that can best manage to solve crucial global issues.

The Clinton Foundation is devoted to provide care and treatment for those fighting HIV/AIDS. The Foundation's activity is also focused on education, health and poverty issues throughout the world. The same priorities have been established by The Audemars Piguet Foundation, founded by Jasmine Audemars, daughter of Jacques-Louis Audemars, in 1992.

In 2007, the two foundations united their efforts in New York City when Audemars Piguet CEO Georges-Henri Meylan announced that 126 most avid watch collectors are invited to acquire an Equation of Time watch specially created by the brand to benefit The Clinton Foundation.

The Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars Clinton Foundation Equation of Time watch followed the steps of the Jules Audemars Equation of Time, one of the most gorgeous astronomic wristwatches produced nowadays. The timepiece provides a perpetual calendar with leap year indication and moonphase function. The highly-sought-after-by-collectors watch has also incorporated the rare equation of time complication indicating in a plus or minus value the difference between mean civil time and true solar time.

The unique nature of the Audemars Piguet Equation of Time is also reflected through its ability to accurately indicate the exact moment of solar culmination, as well as sunrise and sunset in a specific location for which the timepiece is particularly adjusted.

The Clinton Foundation Equation of Time has inherited the remarkable combination of the complicated features that make the Audemars Piguet watch a true treat for most passionate watch connoisseurs. The watch is equipped with the self-winding 2120/2808 caliber movement, just 5.35-mm-thick, a great feat if to consider the complexity of the built-in functions. The 41-jewel
movement composed of 423 parts offers an advantage of 40-hour power reserve.

Caliber 2120, created in 1967, provided the base to the movement. According to the brand, Caliber 2120 maintains the prestigious status of the thinnest mechanical self-winding movement with a central rotor. The 2.45-mm profile of the Caliber allowed it to be used as an integral base for a thin Royal Oak with date introduced in 1972 and the world's thinnest perpetual calendar unveiled in 1978.

Audemars Piguet has produced 42 pieces in each of three metals: platinum, rose gold and white gold. The platinum version is accompanied by an architectural scale model of the White House.

The Audemars Piguet watch reveals special design features linking it to the USA 42nd president. The timepiece features the White House as a location on its graduated ring - it is set to show solar time and equation of time graduations specially adjusted to the White House. The case back of the watch is engraved with the Seal of President Clinton, saying 'William J. Clinton 42nd President of the United States'.

The Clinton Foundation and Audemars Piguet share the same philosophy and common values of innovation and excellence. Audemars Piguet is glad to offer its support to the Clinton Foundation. The partnership and the launch of the unique timepiece have allowed the watchmaking company to donate 3 million dollars to the Clinton Foundation.

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