Celebrating its 20th anniversary in style, the Royal Oak Chronograph by Audemars Piguet enjoys the best of two worlds: a long history of chronograph wristwatches that the brand has been making for over 80 years, and, as a member of the Royal Oak family, the iconic octagonal bezel with eight hexagonal screws design.
The seven new models of this 2017 collection wear all the confidence of a twenty-year-old in perfect possession of purpose, function and appeal, showing off new two-tone dials with barely perceptible design changes that are nevertheless so useful and oh-so-easy on the eyes.Best fake AP watches UK.
Among the changes are larger chronograph counters positioned at 9 o’clock and 3 o’clock, shorter but wider applied hour-markers, Royal Oak hands with additional luminescent coating for better readability of the hour, and new typeset and transfers. The date window is located between four and five o’clock for easy reading at a glance.
The characteristic ‘Grande Tapisserie’ dial comes in a choice of brown or blue with pink gold applied hour markers, replica AP watches encased in 18K pink gold with matching bracelet or alligator strap,
or in steel versions with black, silver or blue dial with white gold hour markers, fitted with stainless steel bracelets. All straps / bracelets feature the AP folding clasp.
Equipped with the self-winding Calibre 2385 with a power reserve of 40 hours and functions of chronograph, hours, minutes, small seconds at 6 o’clock and date, the cheap replica Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph comes in a 41 mm x 11 mm case with glareproofed sapphire crystal and screw-locked crown for water resistance to 50 meters.
Prices range from EUR23,900 for the models in stainless steel, EUR37,800 for the 18K pink gold models with alligator strap, and EUR55,800 for the 18K pink gold model with matching bracelet.
At last year’s SIHH, Audemars Piguet introduced a concept minute repeater – the RD#1 “Acoustic Research” – as part of a series showcasing new technology and materials developed by the brand’s R&D department. The prototype was the result of eight years of research and represented a breakthrough in the acoustic quality and volume of chiming technology. This year the concept has become a reality. The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Supersonnerie watches is now performance-ready and commercially available.
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While some minute repeaters need to be held to the ear in order to listen to the melody, the Supersonnerie chime can be heard loud and clear from the bleachers. Audemars Piguet is not exaggerating when it says the chime is 10 times louder than a typical chiming fake watches uk sale. The main innovation lies in the case construction. The chiming mechanism applies the principles of stringed instruments. Gongs are attached to a purpose-built copper-alloy plate that Audemars calls a “sound board” positioned between the movement and the mainplate. Normally the gongs are attached to the plate itself. The principle is akin to the way strings work in an acoustic guitar, stretched over a hollow case that amplifies the sound. Gongs are conventionally attached to the mainplate, which can dampen rather than enhance the chime. The Audemars Piguet system essentially separates the acoustical from the technical, resulting in a cleaner, louder sound, amplified by the space between the plate and the sound board. This is further enhanced by a silent striking regulator built into the movement that blocks any interference noise from the governor, the mechanism that triggers the strike.
Another innovation is the shape of the hammers, which are flexible, so they work like a shock absorber to eliminate secondary noise. The new mechanism also picks up the tempo, eliminating the sound gap between the hours and minutes when there are no quarter hours to strike. The time in between is reduced by 50 percent compared to a conventional repeater, which pauses between hours and minutes when there is no quarter strike.
The case is titanium, and the openworked dial and blackened bridges give the watch a contemporary look compared to the conventional designs of most repeaters. To develop the technology in the Supersonnerie, Audemars Piguet replica watches uk partnered with the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), a Swiss organization dedicated to the study of acoustics.