The rose gold version of the new Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars Moon-Phase Calendar (Ref. 26385OR.OO.A088CR.01) was officially presented at SIHH 2011 industry event. Although the dressy timekeeper doesn’t bring to the table anything new both in terms of ergonomics and industrial design, I’ll tell you this: a classic calendar watch has never looked so beautiful.
For the year 2011, Audemars Piguet has updated its “modern classic” Jules Audemars line with a discreet Jules Audemars Small Seconds model in 18-karat white gold (Ref. 77238BC.OO.A002CR.01).
The new self-winding Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars Dual Time (Ref. 263800R.OO.0002CR.O1) finds another good use for the gorgeous base caliber designed by Jaeger-LeCoultre, their sister brand that, too, is owned by the very same Richemont Group.
For this year, AP has presented a number of watches combining traditional material with carbon fiber. The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Grand Prix Collection brings you three similarly styled models that will be produced in a total lot of 2475 pieces. Although the number of pieces set to be released makes the collection a ‘limited edition’ only in a very, um, technical way, there is at least one member of the collection that can be called ‘exclusive’. Crafted from platinum and carbon fiber and boasting a price tag of approximately $130,000 USD (it will depend on the part of the world you live in,) the Ref. 26290PO.OO.A001VE.01‘s total production volume will be naturally limited by its outrageously high price.
The limited-edition Audemars Piguet Millenary Quincy Jones (ref. 15161SN.OO.D002CR.01) is just yet another example how two successful brands -one being a maker of all sorts of ultra-luxury timekeepers and the other being an American record producer, musician, holder of more than 25 Grammys, and basically one of a few people that can be called “a face of contemporary jazz”- can join their forces to make some more money.
Audemars Piguet has updated its 2009 Millenary Chronograph with a 2010 model that now offers a lot more appealing color scheme. Besides the new colors, the 2010 MY model sports the same off-centered dial with an extravagant combination of Roman numerals for the main dial and Arabic numerals for the tachymetric scale.