Watch Porn: Inside AP’s Millenary Minute Repeater

Posted on January 31, 2011

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This exceptional watch with its oval case and three-dimensional architecture reveals the essentials of its refined movement: a new AP escapement, a double balance-spring, as well as the striking mechanism and its gongs. The result is a genuine visual delight.

In this age of Power Ranger SMS tones and La Roux Bulletproof ringtones, I tend to equate the minute repeater with a welcome audible distraction. A throwback to the “dark” ages, this the oldest of horological complications is not only a modern classic in my opinion but a necessary testament to the relevance of horological arts and fine watch making.

In line with tradition, the Audemars Piguet’s latest- the Millenary Minute Repeater is an exquisitely shaped timepiece. Set in an oval case, it reveals the all new AP escapement, double balance-spring as well as the striking mechanism.

Brushed titanium contrasted with polished titanium bezel, rose gold roman numerals glimmer beautifully on the offset anthracite dial- in two words: Exceptional elegance.

[Read the rest at Augustman.com]

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