Audemars Piguet Tradition Perpetual Calendar Minute Repeater Watch

Jul 01, 2009
The Audemars Piguet Tradition Perpetual Calendar Minute Repeater watch commemorates a cushion-shaped pocket watch introduced back in 1923. Inspired by the unique pocket watch, the new Audemars Piguet watch has successfully united two remarkable complications the perpetual calendar and minute repeater.

The caseof the watch measures 39mm in diameter and is crafted in 18K white gold or platinum. It immediately catches the glance by its brushed broad bezel creating a nice contrast with the polished case flanks and lugs.

As for the dial, it demonstrates an opaline vertical satin-brushed finish. It is completed with perfectly finished "Cathedrale" hands and Breguet-style Arabic numerals in pink gold. The pointers for small seconds, day, date, month, and leap year are crafted in blued steel.

The zest of the timepiece
dial is a cutout at 9 o'clock for a classical moon phase indicator that reflects the motions of the Moon through a 29 1/2 day cycle. The minute repeater function is activated with help of a slide piece positioned on the left side of the case. The minute repeater chimes the hours, quarter hours, and individual minutes on two gongs.

The case-back of the Audemars Piguet Tradition Perpetual Calendar Minute Repeater watch is produced from sapphire crystal and allows to admire the sophistication of the hand-wound Caliber 2855, composed of 435 hand-finished parts. The movement, with a balance frequency of 18,000 vibrations per hour, offers an advantage of 30-hour power-reserve. It boasts bridges decorated with Cotes de Geneve and anglage finishes, beveled screws, jewels, and repeater hammers with a perfect specular polish.

The Audemars Piguet Tradition Perpetual Calendar Minute Repeater watch, reviewed by, goes on a hand-sewn alligator leather strap fitted with an 18K gold or platinum buckle.

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