On October 28, 2015, Anji, Zhejiang, China, Audemars Piguet, a well-known Swiss watch brand, joined hands with many domestic media to release the new Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar watch, which breaks the traditional complexity A regular masterpiece of the watch, with new dimensions, design and movement. Anji, Zhejiang has the reputation of ‘the most beautiful star place in China’, and Audemars Piguet also ingeniously arranged an ‘deconstruction time’ astronomical trip for the guests on the day of the event, making the guests present a time and astronomy. Extraordinary trip.
The above landscape photos are from the birthplace of the Audemars Piguet brand, located in the Ru Valley in northern Geneva, Switzerland. Due to its altitude of more than 1,000 meters, it forms a natural stargazing site. For past or present, this is always a sacred place for watchmakers who draw inspiration from the sun, moon, and stars.
At this event, more than a dozen Audemars Piguet collections were specially exhibited, demonstrating the brand’s profound glory tradition in the field of complex functions and its pursuit of excellence and unremitting breakthroughs. 14 precious antique timepieces and Royal Oak The new perpetual calendar watch opens a dialogue across history.
Audemars Piguet’s 1978 world’s first ultra-thin self-winding perpetual calendar watch with date, week, month and month functions.
Audemars Piguet’s 1995 ultra-thin perpetual calendar watch, with the functions of date, day, month, month, etc., uses Calibre2003 / 2805 ultra-thin movement.
Mr. David von Gunten, Chief Executive Officer of Audemars Piguet Greater China, said: “The perpetual calendar has always been part of the Audemars Piguet gene and has played a pivotal role in different historical periods of Audemars Piguet. The design, size, movement of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar watch is back in the spotlight, and will create a new legend for Audemars Piguet and the Royal Oak series. ‘
Perpetual calendar, as one of the most complicated functions in watchmaking, is closely related to the origin of time. On the topic of ‘the origin of time’, Audemars Piguet also specially invited Sun Zhengfan, a science writer and science writer who has made great achievements in the field of astrophysics, and Xue Lai, a talented young scientist. A wonderful conversation about the origins of astronomy and time.
Michel Beziat, Dean of the Audemars Piguet Academy from Switzerland, shared the brilliant history and representative works of Audemars Piguet in the field of perpetual calendar in the past 100 years: During the 140 years of the brand’s establishment, Audemars Piguet continuously broke through the boundaries of thinking and created watchmaking. legend. In 1984, Audemars Piguet equipped the Calibre 2120/2800 self-winding self-producing movement for the first time for the Royal Oak watch, and introduced the ultra-thin self-winding perpetual calendar for the first time. Today, the advent of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar watch is bound to continue its legend.
Brand executives toasted to celebrate the release of the new Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar series. (From left to right: Mr. Michel Beziat, Dean of Audemars Piguet College, Mr. David von Gunten, CEO of Audemars Piguet Greater China, and Mr. Clifford Wong, General Manager of Audemars Piguet China).
The new Royal Oak series released this time presents three major features on the basis of inheriting the classics-precise moon phases, dial weekly calendar display and ultra-thin movement, coupled with the overall aesthetics and royal of the ‘Grande Tapisserie’ large checkered dial The classic design of the Oak series comes in a 41 mm diameter case. The watch dial includes the traditional display functions necessary for a perpetual calendar: date, day of the week, month, leap year, and astronomically accurate moon phase display. Under the premise of ensuring legibility, the overall design of the watch cleverly improves the balanced aesthetics of the perpetual calendar function display. The outer circle of the dial can also display 52 weeks of the year, and with the central hand, the time measurement function is maximized.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak perpetual calendar stainless steel model, with date, week, month, weekly calendar, leap year display, accurate moon phase display function, waterproof depth of 20 meters, stainless steel strap, with AP word folding buckle, priced at 400,000 Around RMB.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Rose Gold, 22K gold oscillating weight is driven by an outer ring that rotates on 4 ruby ball bearings, which can minimize friction losses, and can be personalized and precise moon phase display 317 every 125 years It only needs to be adjusted once. The moon phase display disk is made by laser process engraving and depositing on aventurine material, and the price is about 760,000 yuan.
Anji Jiangnan Tianchi Starry Sky Observatory
Summary: After the press conference, everyone went to the Anji Jiangnan Tianchi Starry Sky Observation Station and experienced an astronomical journey of ‘deconstruction time’. Netizens who love the Audemars Piguet brand will know that the birthplace of the Audemars Piguet brand is over 1,000 meters above sea level in Switzerland. Therefore, it is a sacred place for stargazing. Today, the Anji Jiangnan Tianchi and the hometown of Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Ru Valley, under the same bright moonlight, have a magnificent view of the same work. The scene passed the astronomers and Audemars Piguet staff. Explain that we understand that Audemars Piguet draws inspiration from nature and masters the value of nature with outstanding timepieces. Now that the new Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Watch is released, it will continue to write legends.