Available in both white gold and pink gold cases, the new Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars Chronograph watch is equipped with an exclusive AP 3124/3841 caliber based on the AP 3120 automatic movement and features an understated design, which is both contemporary and classic.
Designed to look like vintage timekeepers from the 1920s-1930s, the Golden Decade that preceded the Great Depression, the Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars Chronograph sports an elegant eggshell-colored face with black-colored Arabic numerals and a pair of recessed sub-dials.
The one at 3 o’clock is here for small seconds and the other at 9 o’clock is a 30-minute chronograph counter: this kind of bi-compax dial layout was very popular eighty years ago.
The only drawback of such a solution is a rather short time interval that can be measured with the chrono: it is limited to only 29 minutes and 59 seconds. On the other hand, in a modern watch the chronograph serves a pure decorative function and, in this particular watch, it does its job with proud.
Of course, like a real chrono, the Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars Chronograph also sports a tachymeter scale on its dial that (theoretically) allows you to measure the speed of your Rolls Royce Phantom I.
The whole assembly is covered with a convex sapphire crystal on the top and a flat sapphire on the back allowing to admire the delicate decoration of the movement equipped with a 22k gold bi-directional winding rotor.
Its exclusive AP 3124/3841 self-winding movement is built on 59 jewels and comprises whole 400 components, all of them crafted and decorated by hand.
Equipped with a solid gold oscillating weight that features the AP logo and, err, the brand’s coat of arms, the movement also features beautifully executed Geneva stripes on its bridges and perlage decoration on its baseplate.
Well, that is certainly the watch that one may expect from the revered Jules Audemars series!
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Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars Chronograph watch specification
Price range: $32,000
Movement: AP 3124/3841 self-winding caliber, all parts decorated by hand, Swiss Made
Complications: Hours, Minutes, Center Seconds, 30-minute counter, small seconds
Power reserve: 60 hours
Case material: 18k white gold, 18k pink gold, transparent sapphire crystal caseback
Case diameter: 41.00 mm
Case height: 12.60 mm
Dial: White-lacquered or offwhite-lacquered dial with black transferred Arabic numerals Black leaf-shaped hands
Water resistance: 20 meters
Strap: Brown or black crocodile leather with 18k pink or white gold AP folding clasp
Crystal: Sapphire crystal