Audemars Piguet Unveils Tradition Tourbillon Minute Repeater Chronograph 47 mm Watch

Feb 19, 2013
Audemars Piguet pleases its connoisseurs by its new Tradition Tourbillon Minute Repeater Chronograph 47 mm watch. The complicated model has been created with the case inspired by that of a cushion-shaped pocket-watch born in 1920s and belonging to the brands private museum.

The new Audemars Piguet watch is introduced in two versions, each limited to 10 pieces - in pink and white gold, or in titanium and white gold.

The first version of the novelty demonstrates a pink gold case middle with a white gold bezel that frames an anthracite dial. The time is indicated by pink gold hands and hour-markers. The model immediately makes one feel its timeless charm.

The second version features a titanium case middle with a white gold bezel and silvered opaline dial completed with applied Arabic numerals and hands in pink gold. It provides the greatest listening pleasure when the minute repeater is in operation due to its 47 mm size and the titanium used. It is important to mention that the quality of the emitted sound significantly depends on the metal of the watchs case and its volume. The larger the case and the lighter and harder the case material, the more it allows the expansion of the acoustic waves.

At the heart of its case there ticks an exceptional hand-wound movement - Calibre 2874 that boasts extraordinary horological complications - a tourbillon regulator and a minute repeater striking on two gongs, not to mention a column-wheel chronograph function.

The 504-component, 38-jewel movement is 7.65 mm thick and is visible via the transparent case-back. The one-minute rotating tourbillon is built from 83 parts. Its balance is oscillating at a rate of 21,600 vibrations per hour. It paralyzes the glance via the dial opening. The tourbillon regulator weighs just 0.4 gram.

The sophisticated movement boasts meticulous finishing performed by hand by most experienced watchmakers and corresponding to the highest Fine Watchmaking standards. The timepiece benefits from a 48-hour power reserve.

The new Audemars Piguet Tradition Tourbillon Minute Repeater Chronograph 47 mm watch is presented on an alligator strap fitted with a pink or white gold folding clasp.

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