In 1966 Georges Golay at Audemars Piguet took over the position of General Manager. In 1971 Carlo de Marchi, an Italian agent, turned to this adventurous thoroughbred business. He asked for a multifunctional watch that is suitable for both sports cars and elegant evening parties - housing and bracelet can be made of steel. The designer Gérald Genta had to help, Golay called him on the eve of the Basel watch and jewelry fair and asked for an acceptable design for the next day.
The famous watch designer later painted Patek Philippe Nautilus, IWC Engineer or Bulgari Bulgari. When looking at the possible form of the required clock, Genta remembered his childhood experience: at some point he had observed a professional diver who had put up and attached his helmet. The rubber seal and several screws form a pressure -resistant connection with the protective clothing. These impressions mean that the watch design is reminiscent of the bull eyes of ships and at the same time expresses gentta's preference for octagonal forms. The night design was praised by Carlo de Marchi, and the internal clock called "Safari" was implemented one after the other.