Audemars Piguet’s product structure in 2010 has many minor adjustments. After seeing Papi, the person in charge of the movement factory, he answered three questions to me. First, the last three of the ‘Big Eight Heavenly Kings’ that collectors look forward to are all related to acoustics, but I cannot reveal too much. In fact, Lao Liu and Lao Qi are both ready to be tested in the factory. Know that testing for a year and a half is common for the perfect Papi. Second, Audemars Piguet will replace all its products with ‘Audemars Piguet escapements’ with a swing frequency of 43,200 / vph, which is a huge project. Similarly, the exact time cannot be disclosed. Third, all pieces of Audemars Piguet’s famous Royal Oak series have been completely upgraded, using a variety of complex technologies to create sports complex watches. These have been achieved, and will be listed after the 2010 watch exhibition.
1.Millenary Carbon One Tourbillon Chronograph
It is the latest research and development achievement of Audemars Piguet combining high-tech materials with 3D three-dimensional design. Components such as splints have also been redesigned. The innovative material is black. In addition to the amorphous carbon-coated carbon machine plate, the upper clamp bridge plate is made of black steel, and the bottom clamp bridge plate is made of anodized aluminum. In order to ensure the harmony of the overall aesthetic design, the case is also made of black high-tech material-forged carbon. Because it is a casting technology, you need to make a special model of the millennial series with a horizontal oval case, and then put the carbon wire into the mold. Carbon wires with a diameter of only 1 millimeter are made from thousands of carbon fibers with a diameter of 7 micrometers and are bundled with resin fibers. The steel mold with carbon wire is forged under high temperature and high pressure. The forged carbon produced contains 76% carbon and 24% polyamide, and has a Vickers hardness of 626 (the hardness of general steel is 150). It is not only strong but also Lightweight ?? The Millennium Carbon Tourbillon Chronograph weighs just 69.44 grams! The bezel, crown, and chronograph buttons are made of shiny black ceramic, and the titanium alloy caseback outer ring and titanium alloy AP folding clasp continue the black tone. To pay tribute to advanced motorsports, Audemars Piguet installed a grille like a sports car’s air intake at the 3 o’clock position of the eccentric dial. In order to add this independent component, the dial must be composed of several different parts. In terms of movement, Audemars Piguet has adopted a very mature double-barreled 10-day power tourbillon movement. The detail-improved movement model is 2884. Everyone knows that when an ordinary mechanical movement (48 hours power) has the largest error, it is the first few hours when the power output starts and is about to run out. Similarly, the error range of the ultra-long power movement is the first and last days. Therefore, the 2884 movement is equipped with winding torque control and braking devices to avoid over-tightening the mainspring. The latter can stop the movement of the mainspring when the power output of the mainspring is too strong or weak, and concentrate the power on The middle section output was the most stable for 10 days (the double mainspring of 2884 can provide 12 days of power). Case size: 47 · 42mm
2.Royal Oak Offshore Grand Prix Chronograph
With the roar of realistic F1 engines in the exhibition hall, the Grand Prix Chronograph arrived. The Royal Oak Offshore International Auto Race Limited Chronograph conveys the spirit of like-minded horology and motorsport. The timer on the new chronograph dial is reminiscent of the dashboard of a premium sports car. The crown is like a driving gear. The double-layered bezel design is inspired by the brake disc. This series is available in three limited-edition models. These series are 1750 forged carbon models, 650 in rose gold, 75 in platinum, and a case diameter of 44mm.
Forged carbon case with double bezel, the upper layer is made of forged carbon, and the lower layer is made of shiny black ceramic. The black main dial of the dial is set against the central red anodized aluminum oxide disc. Audemars Piguet has specially redesigned the dial surface for this limited style. It uses an intaglio method to enhance the layered sense of the decorative pattern and presents the air intake of a sports car. Mouth effect. The anodized aluminum case of the crown is hollowed out, and the red on the bottom is looming, echoing the red dial and the two red lines on the side of the alcantara fashion artificial leather strap. The smooth lines of the chronograph button bridge, its bronze color is very similar to the magnesium alloy sports car rim. The precious metal style is in sharp contrast to the forged carbon style: the left side of the middle ring of the case is added with a forged carbon component shaped like a sports car vent, and it also shows the same meticulous details as the carbon button bridge on the right. The bridge is fixed to the case with four exposed screws, and the side is recessed to accommodate the timing button. The button itself adopts a double-layered structure of upper rose gold and lower polished black ceramic. The third model still retains a forged carbon and black ceramic double bezel, but with a 950 platinum case. The distinguished platinum is perfectly matched with the blue anodized aluminum dial. The watch uses the 3126 chronograph movement, 3126 is the chronograph version of the famous 3120 automatic movement, its stable travel accuracy and timing response needless to say.
3.Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph
Audemars Piguet’s R & D team is full of talents, bringing together the best mechanical engineers in the Le Brassus and Le Locle plants, and in a short period of time, it has increased the output of forged carbon with complex production processes. We can get the answer from all this year’s Audemars Piguet watches with this material. At the same time, there are a large number of small components such as anodized aluminum oxide (Tourbillon plywood, spring barrel plywood, timing module plywood on the back of the movement). ). The bezel is made of forged carbon, and the polished hexagonal exposed screws are embellished. Forged carbon with special textures suitable for extreme sports was originally a large part of Audemars Piguet applied to the watch case. Now, the factory uses the forged carbon that was originally used for aeronautical technology for the production of tiny components, and it also meets the high-end clocks. Strict requirements for all details. The new Royal Oak offshore timing button and crown are made of black ceramic, and the screw-in crown is equipped with a safety device that limits the number of winding windings, which can prevent overwinding and damage to the movement. The movement still uses the mature dual-window 10-day power tourbillon movement made by Audemars Piguet. The high-speed rotating clockwork cover can be observed with the words Audemars Piguet carved through the half-hollowed dial. Case diameter: 44mm.