Audemars Piguet has proudly delivered its mesmerizing Millenary 4101 watch. Neither a skeletonized nor an open-dial model, this one-of-a-kind timepiece is a hybrid that permits a glance into its fine mechanism in its full glory from the inside of its precious stainless steel or pink gold case.
Thus, the lucky user of this new Audemars Piguet watch will not have to turn it over in order to enjoy the intricate workings of its mechanism.
It happens due to the fact that the Millenary 4101 movement is presented upwards, when the watch sits perfectly on the owner’s wrist.
Oval in shape, the case reveals imposing lugs and a winding crown, featured at 3 o’clock. The body of the timepiece is offset by a polished bezel.
Designed and made from A to Z in the brand’s workshops, the self-winding calibre 4101 is characterized by a special structure: the individual parts usually concealed on the back, now come into view from the front. The regulating organ, which consists of the balance, lever and escapement, is featured at 9 o’clock. Modified to achieve the aforementioned result, this mechanism is a true eye-catcher of the display.
The variable-inertia balance impresses the audience with its eight inertia-blocks, its golden color as well as visual appeal of its cross-through bridge. The surface of the movement, meanwhile, boasts no less than 12 bridges. Apart from their functional role, which is holding various parts in place, they also act as appealing design elements.
The irresistible decorative motifs - horizontal Cotes de Geneve, circular graining alongside with the snailing on the “trottoirs”- interact with different movement levels to emphasize the contrasts and depth effect.
The movement brings to life the functions of hours, minutes and seconds. They are skillfully presented on a marvelous dial of the new Audemars Piguet Millenary 4101 watch. The hours and minutes are individually shown by skeletonized hands, moving around the offset sub-dial. The display is equipped with impressive Roman numerals. The numbers 7 and 8 give way to a neat black counter, in charge of seconds.
The new Audemars Piguet watch is coupled with a brown alligator leather strap.