Three new models are being added to the Millenary collection at SIHH next month, with smaller cases and more sparkle than ever. The Millenary is one of three collections from Audemars Piguet that contain ladies’ watches, but essentially, it is the most female-centric of the full collections within the brand. The Royal Oak and the Royal Oak Offshore both have ladies’ versions, but they began as, and are known mainly as men’s collections. The jewelry collections are limited-edition one-offs, certainly not made for everyday wear or pocketbooks. That leaves the Audemars Piguet Millenary, with its distinctive elliptical case and off-center dial.
What is left of the “dial” is basically a satin-brushed, ruthenium-toned ring around the edge and the two anthracite sub-dials. There is a rehaut printed using a second chapter ring too. In my experience, legibility isn’t the strongest suit to get a skeletonized watch, but that’s less of an issue in the case of this watch. The use of pink gold applied hour markers and pink gold baton-shaped hands, both full of lume, should provide adequate legibility in most lighting conditions. The “Audemars Piguet” logo is printed on the surface of the sapphire crystal on the front, and this gives it a nice floating effect.The sub-dials are simple with white printed white and text baton-shaped hands. The sub-dial at 3:00 indicates chronograph minutes and also the one at 9:00 shows constant seconds. One potential issue with legibility has to do with the chronograph seconds hand, which can be black with a lumed white hint. Between how thin the seconds hand is and also the colour, reading the chronograph elapsed time might be more awkward than individuals may like. It’s not easy to say for certain until we get our hands on a physical example of the watch.I’ve abandoned the case and bracelet description to the last because those are some of the most recognizable areas of the watch. This is the same Gerald Genta layout that is so popular among many collectors but with 44mm by 13.2mm case measurements. This is a fairly large watch with a wide bezel on both front and rear. All the right lines and sharp angles also give it a larger appearance. The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Chronograph can be obtained in two case materials — titanium and rose gold. There will be the obvious visual differences in the two materials but what I find intriguing is that titanium is generally a light material with high tensile strength, while gold is a compact but soft material. What this means is that the expertise of wearing every variant should be significantly different, and I find this intriguing.
The white gold bracelet version of the Audemars Piguet Millenary
The Millenary collection, which was launched in 1995, has always been a platform for watchmaking’s metiers d’art, about a decade before the resurgence of these crafts in the rest of the watch world. Gem-setting is a particular strength of the collection differentiating the watches from the sportier Royal Oak and Royal Oak Offshore ladies’ pieces. At the same time, a partially openworked dial gives the Millenary a technical aspect – a reminder that it comes from one of the foremost makers of mechanical movements. The Millenary, last updated in 2015, will be refreshed with three new models at SIHH next month in Geneva, including two all-gold versions set with diamonds and one gold case version with a strap.
The Frosted Gold case version of the new Audemars Piguet Female Watch Price Replica Millenary.
The case on the strap version has a “frosted gold” finish that gives it the look of hand-finished jewelry. Frosted gold is a collaboration between Audemars Piguet and Florentine jewelry designer Carolina Bucci, using a technique known as the Florentine method. It is created by using a diamond-tipped tool to make tiny indentations across the surface, culminating in a shimmering sparkle, like snow. The finish was introduced last year on the ladies’ Royal Oak. On the Millenary, it is applied between polished sections on the stepped bezel and lugs, as well as to areas of the case side. The signature offset sub-dials that record hours, minutes, and seconds are set with opal, a new dial material for this collection. Audemars Piguet also adds a fashion watch element to the strap version. It is available in several colors and textures, including rubber, alligator, textile, or velvet, and a choice of blue, grey, red, pink, light green, or purple.
The rose gold bracelet version of the Audemars Piguet Watches Amazon Replica Millenary.
The white or pink gold bracelet versions are fitted with bracelets that, like the frosted finish, have a hand-crafted element that gives the watch a jewelry aesthetic. Audemars Piguet Watchfinder Replica calls it the Polish bracelet because it is produced with a distinctive weave-pattern design making for a more supple-feeling on the wrist. It is constructed by weaving gold threads, much like a Milanese mesh-style bracelet, but with a difference (which according to Audemars Piguet makes it more comfortable to wear). In the Polish bracelet, the gold threads are braided in a right-over-left pattern rather than in the same direction. The result is a bracelet that is more flexible 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 models are mother-of-pearl.
The strap version of the new Audemars Piguet Women’s Watches Prices Replica Millenary is available in several colors and textures.
The cases on all three new Millenary watches are scaled down to 39.5mm, making them more wearable than the 45mm pieces in previous models, and a lot more wearable than the 47mm Millenary 4101, a model more intended for a man’s wrist. The new, scaled-down models make the Millenary more purely a ladies’ collection, which is a good move for Audemars Piguet. All three new models contain the manually-wound Caliber 5201, which is reversed to display some of its components on the dial side. Pricing for the new Millenary models will be available in mid-January. audemarspiguet.com