Three new versions are added into the Millenary set at SIHH following month, with smaller instances and more sparkle than ever before. The Millenary is among three groups from Audemars Piguet that include ladies’ watches, but basically, it is the most female-centric of the full collections inside the brand. The Royal Oak and the Royal Oak Offshore equally have ladies’ variations, but they began as, and therefore are understood chiefly as men’s collections. The jewellery collections are limited-edition one-offs, certainly not created for everyday wear or pocketbooks. Gem-setting is a specific strength of the collection differentiating the watches from the sportier Royal Oak and Royal Oak Offshore women’ pieces. At the exact same time, a partly openworked dial gives the Millenary a specialized aspect — a reminder that it comes from one of the foremost makers of mechanical motions. The Millenary, last updated in 2015, will be refreshed with three brand new models at SIHH next month in Geneva, including two all-gold versions set with diamonds and a single gold instance variant with a strap.The case on the ring version has a “frosted gold” finish that gives it the appearance of hand-finished jewelry. It is made by employing a diamond-tipped instrument to make tiny indentations throughout the surface, culminating in a shimmering glow, such as snow. The finish was introduced last year around the women’ Royal Oak. On the Millenary, it is used between polished sections on the stepped bezel and lugs, as well as to areas of the case side. The signature counter tops sub-dials that record minutes, hours, and seconds are all set with a new dial substance for this group. Audemars Piguet also adds a style watch element to the strap variant. It’s available in several colours and textures, including rubber, alligator, textile, or velvet, and a choice of blue, gray, red, pink, light green, or purple.
Audemars Piguet just reopened its flagship boutique in Singapore, now restyled and enlarged, making it the largest such store in the world. We take you on a quick tour of the fresh premises.
Sitting just off Orchard Road, Singapore’s main shopping boulevard, the revamped boutique is over 2000 sq ft, the largest Audemars Piguet Watch Copy Replica boutique in the world. Liberally decorated with oak and stone, the store leans heavily on Audemars Piguet’s hometown of Le Brassus for inspiration. The flagship outpost of the only haute horlogerie watchmaker still owned by the founding families, the new Singapore boutique is fronted with a three-story facade fronted with vertical strips. Made of matte bronze, these are meant to evoke the trees of Le Brassus, which sits high in the mountains of the Vallee de Joux. Despite the imposing height outside, the interior is only two floors, giving both levels expansive space.
An enormous chandelier on the ground level is inspired by the cloud and fog that will be familiar to visitors to Le Brassus.
A watchmaker sits at his bench on the second level, available for simpler tasks like replacing batteries, swapping straps or evaluating a watch for servicing.
The store is fully stocked with Audemars Piguet timepieces, including most of the Royal Oak Concept watches, various limited editions (including the limited edition “Jumbo” 15202 in yellow gold), along with some of the SIHH 2016 new releases. The Audemars Piguet boutique is located at:
541 Orchard Road
Liat Towers #01-03
First and second images courtesy of Audemars Piguet