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Audemars Piguet MILLENARY MINUTE REPEATER

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A series of complicated oval continually came out including Tradition d'Excellence No. 5, the MC12, Carbon One and so on. Millenary minute repeater watch equipped with a pink gold watchcase like the famous watch models at early time, integrated complicated craftsmanship, innovative materials and professional watchmaking technology, certainly, the indispensable function of minute repeater. As the great inventions successively developed among watch industry, minute repeater arose as time demands. This device worked out a simple but already existed problem before we enjoyed the convenience of electricity. That is we can know time in darkness.
 
Since set up in 1875, Audemars Piguet has always focused on the development of minute repeater which also became an important tradition of this brand. By invented the first minute repeater wristwatch in 1982, it achieved masterpiece of micro technique. Time has changed and the minute repeater functions were neglected by the world. Until late 80s, Audemars Piguet reawaked world's attention by firstly reappear the extraordinary technique of minute repeater.

 

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The latest work

 

This long tradition is visible in the new Millenary minute repeater pink gold watch, this extraordinary watch employed with a manual winding movement, oval watchcase and three-dimensional structure design. The complicated movement combines particular escapement of Audemars Piguet, double balance spring, minute repeater structure and gong.The winding system of minute repeater is particular designed for this watch, sliding spring located at 9 o'clock as usual while barrel lies in 2 o’clock.

The whole design is a feast for eyes also is a visual and aural delight. Its distinctively-shaped case and enamel dial make people can't help carefully looking at the striking mechanism of AP escapement. Inspired by the work of French, 18th century clock maker Robert Robin, Audemars Piguet's invention combines the high efficiency of a direct impulse escapement with the reliability of a traditional, Swiss lever escapement is in eliminating the need to lubricate the pallet. Otherwise, the escapement is made of opposite-facing double spring system instead of the unique single balance spring. This flat, opposite-facing double spring system ensures automatic compensation for potential poising flaws which can solve the common terminal curve.In a word, the rank of double spring system and the direct drive of balance can reduce disturbance from control apparatus to improve efficiency and accuracy in watch.

 

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Dynamic three-dimensional architecture

 

Such an exceptional mechanism deserves to be seen by people. The oval-shaped Millenary case is made from brushed pink gold and polished pink gold bezel, along with the skeleton dial structure mutually display a series of manual chamfering, interior polish and the grey galvanic treatment in whole. Note, the beautifully "blued" gong of the minute repeater is visible from the top as its elegant curve around the circumference of the case is the symbol to AP complicated function.
 

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