The new Audemars Piguet Millenary Quincy Jones (ref. 15161SN.OO.D002CR.01) limited edition watch is just yet another example how two successful brands can join their forces to make some more money.
Sporting the usual for the series oval shape with an off-centered dial, the new watch is delivered in a PVD-coated stainless steel case hiding inside it the in-house AP 3120 automatic base caliber.
Introduced about five years ago and sporting a wonderfully decorated rotor made of 22-carat gold, the movement is a marvel of industrial design. The movement is really a pleasure to look at and I do not really understand why AP decided to deliver it with a solid case back cover. I mean, if they wanted a place to reproduce Mr. Jones’s facsimile, they could have used a laser-engraved sapphire crystal.
All in all, watch looks great both in terms of the chosen monochromatic color scheme (in the end of it, there will nothing be anything better than the immortal black-and-white combination) and combination of polished and satin-finished surfaces.
Well, like the rest of the family, it is a pain to look at the watch’s dial, since the hour and minute hands are almost lost among the oversized Roman numerals. And the hands –as well as the numerals– do not seem to bear any luminescent substance on them.
Only 500 of the Audemars Piguet Millenary Quincy Jones watches will ever be produced and sold. Recommended retail price to be announced later.
Photos: Audemars Piguet
Audemars Piguet Millenary Quincy Jones (ref. 15161SN.OO.D002CR.01) watch specification
Price range: $21,500 (MSRP)
Movement: AP 3120, automatic, 40 jewels, 278 parts, 21,600 vph, Swiss Made
Power reserve: 60 hours
Case material: Stainless steel, black PVD
Bezel material: Stainless steel, black PVD
Case shape: Ovoid
Transparent case back: No, solid caseback
Case size: 47.00 x 42.00 mm
Case height: 12.60 mm
Strap: Crocodile leather
Crystal: Sapphire, anti-reflection coated
Water resistance: 20 meters