Three new models are added into the Millenary collection at SIHH next month, together with smaller instances and more sparkle than ever before. The Millenary is among three collections from Audemars Piguet Luxury Watches Replica that contain ladies’ watches, but essentially, it’s by far the most female-centric of the complete collections inside the brand. The Royal Oak and the Royal Oak Offshore equally have women’ versions, but they began as, and therefore are known mainly as men’s collections. The jewellery sets are limited-edition one-offs, certainly not created for everyday wear or pocketbooks. That leaves the Audemars Piguet Millenary, with its distinctive elliptical case and off-center dial.The Millenary set, that was established in 1995, has always been a stage for watchmaking’s metiers d’art, about a decade before the resurgence of those crafts in the rest of the watch world. Gem-setting is a particular strength of this collection differentiating the watches in the sportier Royal Oak and Royal Oak Offshore women’ pieces. At the same time, a partly openworked dial gives the Millenary a technical aspect — a reminder that it comes from one of the leading makers of mechanical movements. The Millenary, last updated in 2015, will be refreshed with three new models at SIHH following month in Geneva, for example two all-gold models set with diamonds and a single gold case version with a strap.The instance on the strap version has a “frosted gold” finish that gives it the look of hand-finished jewelry. It is made employing a diamond-tipped instrument to produce tiny indentations throughout the surface, culminating in a shimmering glow, such as snow. The finish was released last year around the ladies’ Royal Oak. On the Millenary, it is used between polished segments on the stepped bezel and lugs, as well as to areas of the case side. The signature offset sub-dials that record hours, minutes, and seconds are set with opal, a fresh dial substance for this collection. Audemars Piguet also adds a fashion watch component to the strap variant.
The pink or white gold bracelet versions have been fitted with bracelets which, such as the frosted finish, have a hand-crafted element that gives the watch a jewellery aesthetic. Audemars Piguet requires it the Polish bracelet because it is given a high polish to make it more supple on the wrist. In the bracelet, the golden threads are in a right-over-left pattern instead of in precisely the same direction. The result is a bracelet which is more flexible and therefore hugs the wrist like another skin. This is made more possible by the capacity to carefully size the bracelet by adding or removing links in 5mm sections. The sub-dials on the bracelet versions are mother-of-pearl. The instances on all 3 new Millenary watches are scaled to 39.5mm, which makes them more wearable than the 45mm bits in prior models, and a lot more wearable than the 47mm Millenary 4101, a model more intended for a person’s wrist. The new, scaled-down models make the Millenary more purely a ladies’ collection, and it will be a good movement for Audemars Piguet. All three new models include the manually-wound Caliber 5201, which can be reversed to display some of its components on the dial side. Pricing for the newest Millenary models will be available in mid-January. Regardless of whether you’re into all things that glitter, it can not be denied that 2017’s SIHH tendencies were punctuated by heaps of the 79th part in white, yellow, and frosty hues. And nobody needed more to reveal in this camp than Audemars Piguet, whose Extra-Thin Jumbo Royal Oak (mention 15202) in gold didn’t quite steal the spotlight in the showstopping Perpetual Calendar in ceramic, but it certainly came incredibly close — especially for people who’ve been following the previous 40 or so years of the Royal Oak.
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Audemars Piguet just reopened its flagship boutique in Singapore, now restyled and enlarged, making it the largest such store in the world. We take you on a quick tour of the fresh premises.
Sitting just off Orchard Road, Singapore’s main shopping boulevard, the revamped boutique is over 2000 sq ft, the largest Audemars Piguet boutique in the world. Liberally decorated with oak and stone, the store leans heavily on Audemars Piguet’s hometown of Le Brassus for inspiration. The flagship outpost of the only haute horlogerie watchmaker still owned by the founding families, the new Singapore boutique is fronted with a three-story facade fronted with vertical strips. Made of matte bronze, these are meant to evoke the trees of Le Brassus, which sits high in the mountains of the Vallee de Joux. Despite the imposing height outside, the interior is only two floors, giving both levels expansive space.
An enormous chandelier on the ground level is inspired by the cloud and fog that will be familiar to visitors to Le Brassus.
A watchmaker sits at his bench on the second level, available for simpler tasks like replacing batteries, swapping straps or evaluating a watch for servicing.
The store is fully stocked with Audemars Piguet timepieces, including most of the Royal Oak Concept watches, various limited editions (including the limited edition “Jumbo” 15202 in yellow gold), along with some of the SIHH 2016 new releases. The Audemars Piguet boutique is located at:
541 Orchard Road
Liat Towers #01-03
First and second images courtesy of Audemars Piguet