AUDEMARS PIGUET, the world’s top watchmaking factory founded 138 years ago, has held the ‘2013 Audemars Piguet Classic Exhibition’ in China Watches and Clocks Hall since October 8 (Tue) . Audemars Piguet (AP), which has always insisted on independent watchmaking, is the only brand in Switzerland that still maintains its operation in the original founding family. It has set countless world first records in the top watch industry, including the first automatic tourbillon wrist. Watches, the first minute repeater and self-sounding watch, and the first smallest women’s repeater … and so on. In addition to the top sports watch: the Royal Oak series, Audemars Piguet also presents a number of classic watches and complication watches that AP is good at for collectors and watch lovers in South Taiwan. It is definitely exciting!
Jules Audemars Minute Repeat Tourbillon Chronograph
Combining three of the top and most outstanding complication devices in the field of horology: three questions, tourbillon, and chronograph. And just a minute repeater device, Audemars Piguet watch masters need to spend three weeks to adjust the relative position of the gong and hammer to achieve the most balanced and perfect sound, the degree of sophistication and complexity can be seen. The design of the case is elegant and elegant, with platinum as the material and a polished bezel, the appearance is simple and elegant. The dial is decorated with spiral patterns, set with white gold Roman numerals and leaf-shaped hour and minute hands.
Jules Audemars Minute Repeat Tourbillon Chronograph, priced at NT $ 15,225,000.
Jules Audemars Limited Dragon Slim Perpetual Calendar
Constructed in an elegant 18K rose gold case, the exquisite rose gold indexes with simple and elegant perpetual calendar indicators on the white lacquered dial look elegant and retro. Flip to the back of the watch to appreciate the transparent sapphire back cover. The first thing that jumps into the eye is the carved dragon pattern on the 18K gold automatic plate. The pentagram-like five-claw golden dragon is not only vivid and delicate, but also low-key and restrained. Noble momentum. The limited edition of 88 pieces is not only in line with the Chinese preference for ‘equivalent to 8’, but also highlights the value of its rare and noble collection.
Jules Audemars Limited Dragon Ultrathin Perpetual Calendar Watch, priced at NT $ 2,905,000.
Royal Oak 41mm Slim Tourbillon Watch
The ultra-thin tourbillon watch combines Audemars Piguet’s two heritages: a distinguished ultra-thin movement and the first tourbillon watch launched in 1986. The new Royal Oak series ultra-thin tourbillon watch is equipped with a new 2924 manual winding mechanical movement, and the ¾ bridge clearly visible under the transparent case back reminds of the first ultra-thin self-winding tourbillon watch in 1986. The tourbillon frame of the Cal.2924 movement also highlights extraordinary characteristics. It is made of stainless steel, which finds the best balance between exquisite appearance and ensuring inertia, and the large balance wheel design increases reliability.
Royal Oak 41mm Slim Tourbillon Watch, priced at NT $ 5,145,000.
Royal Oak 39mm Slim Watch
The 39-mm diameter case was considered an exaggerated size 40 years ago, but it can’t fit in today’s era. Today, the octagonal bezel is still fixed with 8 platinum screws; the strap is still integrated with the case, showing the simple and resolute style of the series, and the natural decreasing width of the watch section is still smooth and perfect, as usual. Inside is equipped with an ultra-thin self-winding mechanical movement 2121. The movement still beats in the same rhythm and is equipped with a date window function. Its thickness does not exceed 3.05 mm. The all-in-one automatic disc is entirely made of 22K gold and bears the ‘AP Audemars Piguet’ stamp. The outer edge is decorated with a ‘Petite Tapisserie’ check pattern, which is a characteristic decoration of the Royal Oak dial.
Royal Oak 39mm Slim Watch, priced at NT $ 1,560,000.
Royal Oak Messi Limited Chronograph
Limited edition of 400 pieces worldwide, specially designed for AP brand ambassador football golden boy ‘Messi’, 18K rose gold case with tantalum gold bezel that emits low-key blue-gray light. The elegant and simple dial does not follow the Royal Oak’s signature ‘Tapisserie’ check pattern. Instead, it is a dark gray dial with vertical brushed sanding and rose gold indexes. The periphery of the chronograph and small seconds dial is decorated with a fine ring-shaped brushed silver ring.
Royal Oak Macy’s Limited Chronograph, priced at NT $ 1,525,000.
Audemars Piguet Classic 2013:
Time: October 8th (Tue)
Venue: China Clock and Watch Museum (No. 159, Zhongzheng Road, Tainan City)