At the same time beloved by pop culture enthusiasts and classic watch collectors, Audemars Piguet has been taking a good line between traditional watchmaking and experimental watchmaking. Some people may say: Audemars Piguet is the “Yanus” of the Swiss watchmaking industry. The brand typically uses its amazing Royal Oak Offshore to highlight its surface; each of the simple Jules Audemars series is a boutique …
At the 2011 International Haute Horlogerie Salon, Audemars Piguet showed that tradition and avant-garde can coexist. The Jules Audemars collection has received a lot of attention with no less than 5 new watches, and some of them have also been changed. Obviously, the Audemars Piguet brand uses Jules Audemars as a stage, combining seriousness with completely traditional solemnity, for example: the most difficult and complicated masterpiece of watchmaking technology-able to report ‘time’, ‘engraved’, ‘minute’ at the same time ‘Minute reapeater.
In fact, this year Audemars Piguet chose a miniaturization for Jules Audemars, and can’t see a particularly luxurious and complicated one. There are calibre 2120 with ultra-thin characteristics, automatic watches with triple variations, watches with monthly view calendars, dual time triple variations and ladies’ small stopwatches, but these watches do not have a perpetual calendar.
没有 None of the five main products released by the Audemars Piguet brand exceeds 41mm in diameter; obviously, this points to the significant limitation of this series of Audemars Piguet brands. This is also Audemars Piguet eager to remind the observer: it is the series that is closest to its roots. The Audemars Piguet brand refers to this expansion of the Jules Audemars collection as a retrospective of its foundations, and at the same time it must set an important milestone.
Big and complicated
Those seeking ‘big and complex’ need to leave the pure tradition of the past and enter the 21st century. For those who love watchmaking, the Royal Oak offshore tourbillon watch is more attractive. Audemars Piguet recommends that you watch the watch close to it until the watch flips and the movement is enviable. Obviously, watches are automatic mechanical products with Tobyron rotating mechanism and timing function, but this is not a legend. For its movement, it is clear at a glance that this is still a very traditional watch, even if it has a very modern case.
Caliber 2897 has an excellent finish, with a fully built-in movement and mirror-polished hand-chamfering. This watch is a start because there are also pearlescent treatments, round graining and various other unique finishing work. Collectors who are familiar with the shape and style of old pocket watch movements can see that caliber 2897 is a tribute to old pocket watch movements.
Of course, there are only a few Royal Oak offshore watches that can be dazed. The supporters of Audemars Piguet are exactly the same as Arnold Schwarzenegger, the supporter of the Royal Oak Offshore Watch. This watch highlights every element of the former Governor’s top moments with the Royal Oak Offshore Collection. Customers who are still dissatisfied, there are three new precision stopwatches in this series, each with a very different case material. From ceramics and titanium to rose gold and titanium, as well as stainless steel and ceramics, Royal Oak Offshore Watches still perform like rocks.
Audemars Piguet shocked the watchmaking industry in 2011 with the millennial watch, a collection that appeared when the Audemars Piguet brand wanted to compromise between tradition and fashion. There are two well-known new products, one of which is an excellent minute repeater, which exceeds the same type of watch of the Jules Audemars series; the caliber 2910 is proud of its new movement and equipped with a unique Audemars Piguet balance.
Finally, the 2011 Audemars Piguet exhibition ended with the Millennium Series 4101. It is a simple chronograph watch, in stark contrast to similar watches in the aforementioned Jules Audemars collection. The Audemars Piguet brand claims that this watch movement is superior to other watches, and it is true. However, it is not a hollow structure; it is replaced by a structure that particularly highlights its best characteristics.