The spring-spring mechanism appeared on the oldest complication watches. As early as the 15th century, some pocket watches were able to sound through the entire point and repeat the mechanism momentarily. The requirements of the hour and time reminder. This type of watch is endowed with mechanical ‘memory’ and is now regarded as a model and exclusive collection of the greatest watches of very few movement manufacturers.
As early as the founding of 1875, the superb craftsmanship of the minute repeater watch was embedded in the Audemars Piguet watch, and has been regarded as an important part of the heritage of this manufacturer of pocket watches and watches. Over time, it added other complex features, such as a perpetual calendar, a chronograph, and in 1885, a watch power reserve indicator was added.
The accumulated experience led the company to launch the first minute repeater watch in 1892. This miniaturized masterpiece was later regarded as the core brand. As a result, the art of the minute repeater watch, which has been neglected for decades, was revived in the late 1980s, and Audemars Piguet became one of the first manufacturers.
In the new Millenary MINUTE REPEATER, what is the heritage of this long tradition, an excellent Audemars Piguet escapement with an oval case and a precision and complex movement? The hand-wound watch with system, double balance spring, and three-dimensional structure with spring mechanism and bell. The result is a pleasant sight and hearing.
Newest products in this series
The new MILLENARY MINUTE REPEATER continues a series of sophisticated Audemars Piguet watches, including excellent Audemars Piguet masterpieces, such as the Tradition d’Excellence No. 5 watch, The MC12 tourbillon watch, as well as the jumping seconds watch and the Carbon One tourbillon chronograph. This watch, decorated with a rose gold frame, features its timekeeping, minutes, seconds and minute repeater functions, combined with a specially developed winding system that makes it like its prominent ancestor-an innovative material, A sophisticated blend of sophisticated technology and watchmaking know-how.
Its uniquely shaped case has an eye-catching design, and a sub-dial with gold and enamel inlay, with an extraordinary mechanism of perfection, makes it immediately recognizable.
What everyone has discovered is that Audemars Piguet watch makers integrate the latest technological breakthroughs in the long tradition of the minute repeater watch, not just the AP escapement.
Smooth running is essential for watches. The escapement system transmits movement energy from the barrel in a completely smooth and linear manner. Inspired by the creation of French watchmaker Robert Robin in the 18th century, the invention of Audemars Piguet combines the high efficiency of a direct drive escapement with the reliability of a Swiss lever escapement.
Combining the above two points, this Le Brassus watch manufacturer has succeeded in reducing energy loss and eliminating the need for lubricating pallet forks-breakthrough technological advancements have increased the accuracy of the rating, long-term stability and shock resistance Sex.
Exquisite engineering masterpiece
A new manual winding mechanically driven minute repeater watch completely conceived, developed, and produced by Audemars Piguet. It is further distinguished by its atypical structure consisting of a headspring and a tailspring, rather than a single balance spring.
This flat, face-to-face double hairspring system has many advantages: it ensures automatic compensation for potential imbalance defects; it does not require the so-called Breguet balance spring curve on the ‘spring’ (this is notoriously difficult Idea) and avoid inaccuracies when the watch is in a vertical position without the need to help with a complex device such as a tourbillon.
All these features help ensure finer adjustment of the balance spring which oscillates 21600 times per hour. The two rotating barrels also ensure a power reserve of up to 7 days, while the third barrel, based on the contribution of this spring mechanism, relies on the much longer than half the normal time, thereby enhancing the law of prompting Sex.
Finally, in terms of safety, the millennial minute repeater is equipped with a balance brake system to ensure the accuracy of the time setting to the second. The new winding system also uses a safety device to prevent the time from being set during spring operation and to avoid any potential risk of damage.
Dynamic 3D structure (bold)
Such an excellent mechanical device, of course, will be further strengthened by the same excellent trimming. The oval minute repeater minute repeater case is made of brushed rose gold and covered with a polished rose gold frame.
Hour and minute dials set with gold and white enamel, offset from the three o’clock position, and the small seconds position at 7 o’clock, making the main moving parts clearly visible, highlighting a large number of hand-beveled Edges and inner corners, and anthracite-colored monoliths. Please also note that the ‘blue’ sound of the exquisite minute repeater watch can be enjoyed from the case surrounded by elegant curves.
Because this transparent case back allows you to appreciate such excellent level of detail design from both sides of the watch, the two different dynamic three-dimensional structures of the millennial minute repeater watch are reflected.
The contribution of this watch to the long history of Audemars Piguet timepiece craftsmanship is decisive-not only, maybe, because it brings a long history of functional watches to the 21st century.
MINUTE REPEATER Minute Repeater
32.90 x 37.90 mm.
Case: 18-carat rose gold oval case, case size (width / length): 47 x 42 mm, thickness: 15.79 mm, sapphire crystal case back, no waterproof function.
Dial: White enamel dial, black Roman numerals, white enamel sub-second dial.
Function: three questions, time, minutes, small seconds.
The hour and minute dials are offset from three o’clock and the small seconds are offset from seven o’clock.
Three-level winding crown.
Slide the clock to 9 o’clock to activate the clock function.
Direct-drive AP escapement.
Inertial variable balance with inertial module.
Flat double balance spring.
Polishing: all parts are finely decorated, hand-polished beveled edges, inner corners, milled patterned hand-drawn contours, horizontal
Plywood with ‘Côtes de Genève’ design and round particle shape.
Caliber type 2928
Calibre 2928 is a mechanical movement manufactured by Audemars Piguet.
Overall dimensions: 37.90 x 32.90 mm.
Movement thickness: 10.05 mm.
Number of gems: 40.
Number of parts: 443.
Minimum guaranteed power reserve: 165 hours • Balance frequency: 21,600 times / hour.
Strap: Large brown crocodile leather checkered scales with hand-stitched edges, fixed in 18 carat rose gold AP buckle.
No .: 26371OR.OO.D803CR.01.