The luxury watchmaker Audemars Piguet worked to reengineer an already brilliant timepiece, the Millenary, and now with that inspiration the Quadriennium takes the spotlight. As you might have suspected from the name, the watch sports a quadriennial calendar, meaning it needs to be reset at the end of February every four years. A beautiful and highly distinctive watch, the brand combined practical mechanical expertise with artistic excellence in order to bring this creation to life.
The oval shape of the watch features a very unique three dimensional depth, something crafted from architectural history, gathering inspiration from the Coliseum of Rome. Each of the models within the collection have special detail that showcase the dial and the hand-finished intricate workings inside the watch caliber. The exceptional timepiece is a statement for the brand, a combination of aesthetics, master crafting, and remarkable technology.
The Audemars Piguet Millenary Quadriennium heart beats with 28,800 vibrations per hour, carries a 60 hour power reserve and incomparable precision. There are other very distinguishable embellishments with this timepiece, for example the circular-graining invariant distances, the Cotes de Geneve, the spherical and snailing Cotes, and even the clear open sapphire case back that allows easy viewing of the 22k gold rotor and breathtaking polishing.
The rose gold case measures 47mm x 42mm and is finished with a striking alligator strap in a choice of brown or black. The real focus of this watch is the dial, as it is situated away from the axis, and has a second seconds dial sitting next to it. Collectors love the watch, all the technical mechanisms and detailed components, as well as the artistic and luxury design of this masterful piece.
Audemars Piguet is recognized around the globe for amazing timepieces, and this latest design for the Millenary Quadriennium is one of the greatest examples of this unique and creative work. Allowing the design team and master craftsmen to create from their heart, and then working to develop technological advancements with the inner heart, the brand advances ahead of the competition. If you value precision and quality, and you love clever watches, this could be the right design for you. Certainly around the globe there will be anticipation for this collection, not just for one specific watch, but for what this one piece brings to the future of the brand.