A surprising and captivating take on the essential ladies’ collection by the brand taking pride in breaking the rules.
Since its first appearance in 1995, the Millenary line was more or less associated with the open-worked dials showcasing the asymmetrical, partially skeletonized movements. And while this tradition generally seems to go on, even after the collection was transformed to lades’ only, the new Audemars Piguet Millenary Frosted Gold Philosophique is here to make some serious difference. For starters, the dial here is a solid piece of brown or blue ‘hammered-like’ texture, so no movement insights from the front this time. And then, of course, comes the single hour hand, giving the piece its name. Why the watchmaking industry often relates the intentional absence of time indication parts to philosophy is clearly a question better left unanswered. Anyway, such a concept looks supercool and natural next to the clever dial exteriors and the trademark elliptical pink or white gold case measuring 39.5 x 35.4 mm.
The self-winding calibre 3140 is endowed with a patented mechanism which ticks the hand around the dial in an elliptical trajectory. The hour wheel directly corresponds with a transparent disc on the dial, on which the single hand is mounted, enabling the hand to follow a clear trajectory despite the case and dial shape. The Millenary Frosted Gold Philosophique comes complimented with the brown or blue alligator strap and will be available only in Audemars Piguet boutiques.
Sep. 14, 2019