Royal Oak Minute Repeater Supersonnerie in Titanium, Ref. 26591TI.OO.1252TI.03
The present generation of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Minute Repeater Supersonnerie Replica was introduced in a titanium version — case and bracelet — with a blue “Grande Tapisserie” dial and in a platinum version — platinum case on an alligator strap — with a black “Grande Tapisserie” dial. Both these executions were limited to just 20 pieces. The lineup got the superbly desirable titanium addition with a salmon dial, which was limited to 35 pieces. Today, Audemars Piguet has dropped yet another titanium version with a smoked grey “Grande Tapisserie” dial, save for the fact that this one, doesn’t have a limitation listed.
At 42mm, the watch follows the formfactor of the other variations released and has a smoked grey “Grande Tapisserie” dial that progressively becomes darker as it reaches towards the perimeter of the dial. The real talking point about the watch though is the Supersonnerie mechanism, initially developed and launched in 2016 in the Cheap Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Replica collection, which gives the Royal Oak Minute Repeater Supersonnerie the volume and resonance typically associated with pocket watches.
What gave the 2016 Supersonnerie mechanism these qualities, starts with the patented gongs, case construction and striking regulator. Here the gongs are not attached to the mainplate and are instead mounted to a new device that acts as a soundboard that improves sound transmission and boosts sound amplification.
Next is the striking regulator, redesigned to incorporate an innovative, more flexible anchor system which absorbs shocks and eliminates unwanted noise. There’s also the mechanical modification of the chiming sequence that manages to mediate the quarter-hour pause between the chiming of the Audemars Piguet Replica Watches minutes and the hours, in the instances when the time does not require the striking of the quarter hours.
All of these are now adapted and incorporated into the hand-wound calibre 2953, which gives life to the Royal Oak Minute Repeater Supersonnerie. Now, while there isn’t a limitation number attached to today’s launch, it’s safe to say that the watch will be highly limited by production and availability.
Code 11.59 By Audemars Piguet Tourbillon Openworked, Ref. 26600CR.OO.D009KB.01
The Code 11.59 By Swiss Audemars Piguet Tourbillon Openworked Replica was first introduced as a unique design for Only Watch, with a creamy silver inner ring. Later, the watch was made into production and now has a grey lacquered inner ring.
Now, the watch has been redesigned with a rose gold black lacquered inner ring – case and bezel. Often hailed as one of the prettiest complications in the Code 11.59 By Audemars Piguet family, this new addition is no exception.
Michael Friedman, Head of Complications at Audemars Piguet, said of the introduction: “The architectural properties of Quality Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 Replica make it an ideal canvas for complications and skeleton mechanisms, as the case and movement blend seamlessly into a unified aesthetic. The new 26600CR Drawing inspiration from a one-of-a-kind piece, the skeletonized tourbillon features a multi-tone grey skeletonized movement housed in a white gold case and a rose gold octagonal middle case. The entire creation is an expression of hand-finishing and contemporary design, only when we are talented The watchmakers, artisans, technicians, engineers and product specialists we look forward to working together on behalf of our extraordinary clientele will make this possible.”