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23 Dec

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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Supersonnerie

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The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Supersonnerie is the brand’s second watch that focuses on the sound quality enhanced by the sonnerie complication. This minute repeater of superior acoustic intensity offers an extremely clear and constant tone. The watch is unique on the market, it is a novelty that was created for those who appreciate innovation and refinement, a stunning gadget that preserves AP’s classic look and sophistication.

Sound quality and clarity are the main focus for the Royal Oak Concept Supersonnerie timepiece. On most traditional watches, a background whirring is heard when a minute repeater strikes. The component that makes this sound is known as the governor and functions continuously during the chiming process. The particular thing about this watch is that the governor is completely silent; thus it doesn’t distract you from the chimes. I guess we could say that Audemars Piguet is very keen on offering the watch with the perfect sound as when developing the Concept Supersonnerie timepiece the company filled three patents.

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The brand’s chiming watches sound study program started in 2006 and it was begun in collaboration with the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. Its passionate team of watchmakers, engineers, artisans, academics and technicians was sustained by serious investments in sound-measurement facilities. For obtaining a decent level of water resistance it is necessary to use a robust casing which causes substantial noise diffusion. This is the reason why the company had to make some major adjustment to the watch’s construction so that it reduced the degree of noise generated by the case. The result was a titanium timepiece that is water resistant to a depth of just 20 meters.

Audemars Piguet was very dedicated to this project. It even asked for the professional opinion of an “an esteemed academic of the Geneva conservatory” regarding the noise made by the watch. Before releasing the Royal Oak Concept Supersonnerie, the brand wanted to be sure that the sound was both clear and pleasing to the ear. The case of the timepiece is manufactured from titanium because this special type of alloy has a lower density than platinum or gold which makes it possible for the sound to travel through its walls with much less resistance.

Such a special and unique watch needs an equally impressive movement so at the inside of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Supersonnerie we find a manual manufacture movement, known as the Calibre 2937. This high end hand-wound mechanism has only a 8.28 mm width. The manual movement has 43 jewels, operates at a steady 21,600vph, includes 478 parts and offers at least 42 hours power reserve.

The titanium case is stunningly complemented by a black ceramic screw-locked crown and two titanium and black ceramic buttons that coordinate the tourbillon and minute repeater complications. But there is more to this watch than the revolutionary sonnerie. The Royal Oak Concept Supersonnerie comes with a tourbillon chronograph that features central sweep seconds hand and a 30 minutes sub-dial located at 3 o’clock. A beautiful double ended hand which rotates around its central axis indicates the minutes. To read this special minute hand you use the colored tips that match the text on the dial. The watch is available with a black rubber strap which sports a folding titanium clasp.

The unique aesthetics and innovations offered by the Supersonnerie timepiece set this model as a high end product created for those who appreciate unique novelties. This is also the reason why the watch is priced at $597,400, a price that turns it into an exclusive luxury item.

The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Supersonnerie is an extremely precise and elegant timepiece with a sophisticated acoustic. Its unprecedented sound performances, incredibly refined harmonic tone and clear acoustic turns it from a traditional looking wrist watch into a modern minute repeater timepiece.

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14 Nov

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Audemars Piguet Diamond Fury

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The Audemars Piguet Diamond Fury is a true masterpiece. The watch is constructed as a shell of stunningly cut diamonds. It is a brilliant jewelry that impresses both from the outside and inside. The enigmatic design, the preciosity of its materials and the flawless craftsmanship define it as an Haute Joaillerie talisman.

This exquisite timepiece was created for women who need a luxurious and expensive watch for special occasions. The watch is unique due to its rich selection of diamonds. The case and bracelet are decorated with an amazing number of 4,635 brilliant-cut diamonds whereas the dial features another 206 brilliant cut diamonds. The overall design is breath-taking due to its unconventional forms and opulent shine.

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The timepiece has been engineered and designed in approximately 1,500 hours by Audemars Piguet’s most skilled watchmakers and jewelers. This luxury product measures 40 mm wide and comes with a slim and delicate Calibre 2601 quartz movement that is simply perfect for the slender sized dial. Another innovation of its design are the hands which are manufactured from blackened gold. This material is obtained by plating white gold with black rhodium. The watch is a proof that brands started understanding that even ladies’ pieces need a high-end materials upgrade.

The first thing that impresses you about this model is the innovative design. Its irregular form, the stunning geometric play and bold architectural edges are even more hypnotic than the rich addition of diamonds. The watch is a true ‘fury’ in terms of aesthetics. It resembles a complicated glacier, an alternation of protruding spikes that are incredibly fluid due to the hypnotic white shine of the numerous gems that decorate its surface. Some even compare its complicated design with a tightly curled reptile with armor. Clearly, Audemars Piguet believes that women jewelry don’t have to be simple, classic, discrete, understated or subtle. These should shine without restrictions and impress our senses with their luxurious aesthetics.

There is a very interesting feature available on the Audemars Piguet Diamond Fury. The watch comes with a hidden “suicide hinge” feature. When you push one of the spikes the watch opens upwards unveiling the pave-encrusted two-hand diamond watch dial. This functional innovation transforms the piece from a stunningly decorated diamonds bracelet into an even more eye-catching timepiece.

The diamond Fury for women is manufactured from 18 k white gold and due to its decadent diamonds decorations it is a watch that steals the show in any crown. This black-tie statement jewelry plays a double role in your wardrobe. It is both a luxury bracelet and a fashion watch, ideal for a “formal wear” look.

Audemars Piguet has manufactured the Diamond Fury in two versions. One features a diamond and onyx combination and costs $637,800 while the other is only full diamond pave and costs $568,300. One thing is certain, this is no ordinary watch created for the masses, but rather a very expensive exclusivist product designed for wealthy people who appreciate rare jewelry.

If diamonds are a girl’s best friend then surely the Audemars Piguet Diamond Fury is a must in your jewelry collection. This brilliant-cut diamonds piece makes a seamlessly transition from an opulent bracelet to a luxury watch.

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20 Jun

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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Ceramic

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Considered one of the most famous Swiss luxury brands, Audemars Piguet has been raising the standards in the world of high quality watchmaking for over a century and is still releasing high quality models that challenge the norm and change the way we understand beauty and durability in this competitive industry.

This amazing watch, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Steel and Ceramic is one of the most interesting recent releases from the amazing Swiss company, showing off a strong and durable look that masks the innovative technology that is present behind its hard exterior.

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While the look of the watch and the size may seem a bit too rugged for some formal events the Audemars Piguet brand, the elegant color and material ratio gives the watch a noble aspect, one that could grace an outfit regardless of the occasion. While it is ideal for less formal occasions it can be a tasteful accessory regardless of the occasion.

The subtle colors give it an understated elegance, and while the stainless steel and the sheer size of the watch might seem to make it an eyesore, it can complement a suit or an elegant outfit perfectly. It can also be worn with a less formal outfit and can complement certain more sporty oriented outfits as well.

The movement of the watch is automatic, making it incredibly reliable not just a fantastic looking accessory. The case is made from stainless steel, which when visible, gives the watch a rugged quality that is a major part of its charm. The bracelet is rubber but can be changed to a leather one in case you prefer the texture of the material more. The bracelet has a fold clasp which gives the watch a sturdy and safe feel on your wrist.

The watch is mainly addressed to men but is also marketed as a unisex watch if you were ever thinking of purchasing it as a gift. The diameter of the case is 44 mm, which makes it a rather large watch, ideal for bigger wrists. Its size isn’t however too big so it can be worn by people with any size of wrist without appearing out of balance.

The bezel is ceramic, creating a pleasant material texture and contrast with the stainless steel underneath. The watch also has a very useful chronograph, which is tastefully incorporated into the case without taking too much space.

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07 Jan

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IWC Ingenieur Chronograph Racer

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IWC Ingenieur Chronograph Racer was created in 2013 when the IWC Schaffhausen partnered with Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team. Both companies brought their own designers and engineers to create something that would break the standards for precision and performance at the time. This is how IWC Ingenieur Chronograph Racer was created with a stainless steel case and with the Formula One engraving. The timepiece was a great success and it was considered to be one of the best watches of the year. Its design, a very rough and masculine one, was paired with the most efficient type of movement the 8936` caliber which helps create a unique watch. The watch features a tachymeter scale where you can calculate the average speed for up to 1 km. Other features include the interesting flyback function that allows the wearer to reset the stopwatch to zero and then restart timing. This was created to suggest that the watch is a great tool for racers as it can record pit stop time extremely easy.

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Design wise the watch is combined with a black rubber strap that has a black alligator leather inlay for a very comfortable feel. It features a mechanical chronograph movement with 38 jewels and an incredible 68 hour power reserve when it is fully wound.

The watch is available with a slate colored dial and black totalizers or on a silver dial with silver totalizers and blue hands. Whatever model you prefer, you will certainly love the color scheme that has been chosen for its design as both of them are very masculine and quite contemporary chic. Both types of dials also have elements that suggest the combined efforts of the companies, for example the red 60 was inspired by the digital display of the Mercedes Petronas steering wheel on the team racing car.

Both models feature a date display with a crown activated rapid advance along with stopwatch functions with hours, minutes and small hacking seconds. The sapphire glass is flat and has been coated with anti-reflective substances on both sides. When it comes to its diameter, the watch case has a measure that will perfectly adjust to smaller and bigger wrists, with a 45 mm case it is a great addition to your watch collection. The water resistance of the IWC Ingenieur Chronograph Racer is about 12 bar which allows you to go for a swim while wearing it in safety but definitely avoid diving with it.

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30 Nov

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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Forged Carbon

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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak is a stunning watch that is part of a unique collection. The new innovations that have been used by this legendary company have basically changed the way watches are manufactured all over the world. The collection takes a natural material and combines it with high tech elements such as carbon, ceramic…

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09 Aug

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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph

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The Royal Oak Offshore Series form Audemers Piguet has been having a lot of success, and there are many people who aren’t necessarily watch connoisseurs that know about this collection. Apparently it was so famous and so magazines wrote about it, that it became a very mainstream topic. This collection is a remade version of the Offshore collection that was created in 1992, a collection that featured big and a bit rough looking watches. The Royal Offshore takes that collection and makes sure that the original watches are taken and recreated in a more wearable manner with smaller shapes and more delicate lines.

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19 Jul

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Royal Oak Offshore Arnold Schwarzenegger The Legacy

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Audemars Piguet managed to impress everyone by coming out with this lovely Arnold Schwarzenegger watch, apparently a watch that was made in limited edition for him. The series also included T3 and End of Days as watches so everybody who was a fan or simply liked the design was allowed to buy these pieces. However, this series, called The Legacy is very limited as it only contains about 1,500 watches, so if you want one, you should probably hurry. Another interesting thing about these watches is the fact that the money will be going to a charity foundation so it’s definitely a good thing to buy a watch if you want to help. Also, let’s not forget the fact that being a limited edition, this watch will have a better and better value in time, so don’t see it as just buying an accessory, see it as an investment.

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31 May

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Audemars Piguet Don Ramon de la Cruz

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The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore series has a brand new watch and it’s called the Don Ramon de la Cruz and since its release it has been very popular among older and younger crowds; it’s definitely a unique watch, that combines both high tech and even futuristic design with the high end quality of precious materials and a very elegant style. It seems that the mechanism of this particular model features the new caliber that also has a higher power reserve that lasts for 60 hours

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10 Oct

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Jules Audemars Perpetual Calendar

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Ever since 1978, when Audemars Piguet issued on the market their first watch model featuring an ultra-thin self-winding mechanism and a perpetual calendar, Jules Audemars Perpetual Calendar (ref. 26390OR.OO.D088CR.01) has continued to be the favorite of luxury item lovers. An iconic model of the Vallée de Joux based company, this watch confirms once again the…

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29 Aug

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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph Steel

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The result of an exquisite combination of the secular Swiss watch making tradition, experience and knowledge, Royal Oak Chronograph Steel (ref. 26300ST.OO.1110ST.07) is one of the latest additions to a large collection whose history goes back to 1972. This is the year when the Vallée de Joux based company founded by Jules-Louis Audemars and Edward-Auguste…

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