As we walked down 57th street during a hot and humid summer day, we decided to stop by the Audemars Piguet flagship boutique. This boutique is located at 65 E 57th Street, almost at the corner with Park Avenue. Read on to experience it with us.
As soon as you are ready to head inside, you'll notice the beautiful AP logos on the door handles —on both sides of the door— and the AP carved logo on the gray stone covering the façade.
As you make your way in and cool down, you'll get ready to embark on a beautiful discovery of limited edition timepieces and almost every reference in the Audemars Piguet collection. As you walk into the vestibule, the brand is already welcoming you and embracing your passion with two small screens looping videos of the manufacture.
Once you are finally all the way inside the boutique, you'll notice the elegant details in every corner of the space. The wooden floors, the two beautiful chandeliers, the finely crafted furniture, the live orchids and the watch displays where precious timepieces are perfectly illuminated. Everything inside this boutique exudes elegance and distinction. The Audemars Piguet boutique is a perfect example of what NYC's 'grandeur' is all about.
As you walk around the boutique in awe, you finally see a few limited edition references for the first time. The Tour Auto and the Legacy wink at you. You keep walking and stumble upon a beautiful Royal Oak Offshore in rose gold ref. 26170OR.OO.1000OR.01 next to a beautiful white rose —as white as the dial on that Offshore.
As you head towards the back, there's a small room on the left that catches your eye. A comfy off-white divan with red accents and a couple of burgundy velvet ottomans welcome you into that secluded and elegant area of the boutique.
You continue to walk towards the back while making up your mind on what you'll be buying this time. At the end of the boutique, there's a watchmaker on duty, ready to make any bracelet adjustments you might need. Right by it, you can relax in a nice and comfortable sitting area.
As you turn around and look at the art on the walls, you'll notice two images from the manufacture including a picture of a pocket watch.
After admiring the different collections throughout the boutique, you head back towards the front of the boutique to take a closer look at the Royal Oak Quantième Perpétuel Skeleton in Platinum ref. 25829PT.OO.0944PT.01 that caught your eye as you walked in. You peruse the watch for a few minutes and the friendly staff explains everything you need to know about it. You pull the trigger on the purchase and get ready to leave.
As you exit the boutique through its double doors and feel the heat of the NYC summer, you look back and wonder when you will stop by next. Perhaps in a few weeks or maybe even next week.For more info click here.
Audemars Piguet New York City Boutique
65 E 57th Street
New York, NY 10022
Phone number: 212.688.6644
Monday - Saturday 10 AM – 6 PM