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Audemars Piguet: A Celebration Of Time

Esquire Singapore celebrates it's fiftieth issue with Audemars Piguet.

BY Zul Andra | Dec 13, 2016 | Feature

Pictured above: Royal Oak Chronograph | Photographs by Ching | Styling by Lim Siu Fang

 

Fifty issues of Esquire Singapore in four years—how time flies. For each magazine that we’ve delivered and for every page that we’ve put together, it’s always been important to indulge in small victories that mean so much to us. Iconic timepieces like Audemars Piguet—whose modern-day innovations and well-honed craftsmanship we can relate to—remind us that there’s always a cause to celebrate time spent and that which is to be made.

 

Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar

What better way to pop the champagne than with a 41mm, 18k yellow-gold watch? Bearing all the classic complications that you can imagine—day, date, month, week, leap-year indicator and moon phase, all on the “Grande Tapisserie”-decorated dial—the Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar embodies Audemar Piguet’s finest.

 

Royal Oak Offshore Diver Chronograph

There are smart and bold watch designs, and then there are those that belong in a circus. The former aptly describes Audemar Piguet’s Royal Oak Offshore Diver Chronograph that stands out with splashes of daring yellow. Features blackened whitegold hands and hour markers, a blue dial with “Méga Tapisserie” pattern and a blue rotating inner bezel with a diving scale from 60 to 15mins in yellow. Only 400 pieces are available.

 

Millenary Openworked

A celebration of Audemar Piguet’s design prowess, the black, off-centred dial basking in an openwork design is a sight to behold. The 47mm self-winding watch struts its stuff with an 18k pink-gold case and a brown alligator strap with folding clasp.

 

Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Openworked (Stainless Steel)

Here’s a toast to Audemar Piguet’s watchmaking ingenuity. This timepiece fixes a stabilising issue with a second balance wheel and balance-spring assembly on the same axis—all to improve precision and stability. The stainless steel model looks as sharp as the 18k pink-gold version.

 

Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Openworked (Pink Gold)

This timepiece is so gorgeous that we had to show it twice. At 41mm, the 18k pink-gold case features a slate grey openworked dial, pink-gold, applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating. Sumptuous stuff.

First published in Esquire Singapore's 50th issue in November.