The white or pink gold bracelet versions are fitted with bracelets which, such as the frosted finish, possess a hand-crafted element that gives the Audemars Piguet Montauk Highway Watch Replica a jewelry aesthetic. Audemars Piguet requires it the Polish bracelet since it’s given a high gloss to make it even more supple on the wrist. It is constructed by weaving gold threads, much like a Milanese mesh-style bracelet, but with a difference. From the bracelet, the gold threads are in a right-over-left pattern rather than in the same direction. The end result is a bracelet that is more elastic and therefore hugs the wrist like a second skin. This is made more possible by the ability to closely size the bracelet by adding or removing links in 5mm sections. The sub-dials on the bracelet versions are mother-of-pearl. The cases on all three new Millenary watches have been scaled down to 39.5mm, which makes them more wearable than the 45mm bits in previous models, and far more wearable than the 47mm Millenary 4101, a model more intended for a man’s wrist. The brand new, scaled-down versions make the Millenary more purely a women’ collection, which will be a good movement for Audemars Piguet. All three new versions include the manually-wound Caliber 5201, which is reversed to display some of its elements on the dial side. Pricing for the new Millenary models will be accessible mid-January. Irrespective of whether or not you’re into all things that glow, it can not be denied that 2017’s SIHH tendencies were punctuated by heaps of the 79th part in white, yellow, and frosty colours. And nobody had 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 — particularly for people who’ve been following the previous 40 or so years of this Royal Oak.
Five years after its launch, the Royal Oak Chronograph 41mm has been restyled for SIHH 2017. Audemars Piguet kept the fundamentals the same, applying some minor tweaks to the dial to give it a sportier look (compare it with the earlier version).
All the new Royal Oak Chronograph variants feature two-tone dials, with the sub-dials in contrasting colours. Another obvious change are the enlarged registers for elapsed minute and hours, while that for the constant seconds has been reduced. This improves legibility somewhat, since elapsed time has to be read, while the sub-seconds is merely a reminder that the Audemars Piguet Watches History Replica is running.
To the same end, the hour markers are now wider and shorter, with a broader strip of Super-Luminova for increased nighttime glow; the same has been done for the hands as well (the counterweight of the seconds hand now has luminescent paint as well).
All the Royal Oak Chronograph 41mm models are equipped with the calibre 2385, which is actually the Frederic Piguet 1185, a compact and slim automatic movement.
The new range includes four models in pink gold, in either blue or brown, accompanied by either an alligator strap or matching gold bracelet, as well as three in stainless steel with black, white or blue dials.
Ti and Pt
And most intriguing, the line-up also includes the Royal Oak Chronograph 41mm in titanium and platinum (ref. 26331IP.OO.1220IP.01).
This unusual, boutique-only model has most of the case and bracelet in brushed titanium, with the bezel and centre links of the bracelet in polished platinum for a striking contrast of surface finishes.
And the dial is grey with the sub-dials and minute chapter ring in dark blue, the same combination of colours found on the first generation Royal Oak Offshore in titanium.
Pricing and availability have yet to be announced.