AUDEMARS PIGUET - Chrono Automatique Jules Audemars
AUDEMARS PIGUET - Chrono Automatique Jules Audemars
AUDEMARS PIGUET - Chrono Automatique Jules Audemars

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Chrono Automatique Jules Audemars

A newcomer is taking its place within the prestigious Audemars Piguet classic collections: the Jules Audemars selfwinding chronograph. Its dial design strongly evokes the 1920s, lending it a discreetly vintage note while radiating an array of casual and chic touches blending classic and contemporary aesthetics. While extremely evocative by nature, this chronograph does not merely offer a new take on history. It can also lay claim to pioneering status as the very first selfwinding chronograph in the Jules Audemars collection, beating to the rhythm of an exclusive state-of-the-art Audemars Piguet movement.

The very first chronographs were equipped with a hand that actually placed a drop of ink on the dial, thus providing a material indication of the measured time. Later on, daring drivers and bold athletes adopted them as indispensable instruments for measuring their accomplishments. Today, the chronograph represents far more than just a valuable professional tool. If people were asked to quote just one single complication among mechanical watches, the chronograph would doubtless be mentioned. This function is riding an unbroken wave of enthusiasm. Whether for calculating a 100-metre sprint or a Formula 1 race, it expresses sporting excellence imbued with passion and precision. What if it also served to “give” us time instead of taking it away from us? And if it enabled us to fully
appreciate each second of the time at our disposal.

This wishful thinking springs to vivid life in the Jules Audemars selfwinding chronograph, an eloquent symbol of time regained. Pervaded by the characteristic free-spirited attitude of contemporary design, the style of the dial is inspired by the past and allows us to relive an entire era. The numerals conducive to optimal readability; the elegant leaf-shaped hands; the chronograph seconds hand featuring a hollowed counterweight; the minute track with its red indications surrounded by a tachometric scale; the presence of two horizontally aligned small seconds and 30-minute counters; the entire range of details are arranged with infinite subtlety and elegance. Instead of the white dial matched with a pink gold case and brown crocodile leather strap, retro enthusiasts will be tempted to opt for the model combining an eggshell-coloured dial with a white gold case and black crocodile leather strap. In both cases, the sapphire crystal serves to admire both the movement and the finishing, including the particular care lavished on the gold oscillating weight. Proudly bearing the family crests of the Audemars Piguet families, the latter adds a truly distinguished signature touch to this exclusive movement.

Movement :
Calibre : exclusive AP 3124/3841, selfwinding. Total diameter: 29.92 mm (13 lignes). Casing-diameter : 26 mm. Thickness: 7.16 mm. 59 jewels. 400 parts. Over 60-hour power reserve. Cadence of the balance : 21,600 vibrations per hour. Variable-inertia balance with eight inertia-blocks and flat balance-spring. Geneva-type mobile balance-spring stud-holder. Two-position winding crown. Finishing : all parts decorated by hand; rhodium-plated, bevelled, circular-grained mainplate, bridges adorned with a “côtes de Genève” motif.
Cases :
18-carat white or pink gold. Diameter: 41 mm. Thickness: 12.60 mm. Water-resistance: 20 m. Sapphire crystal caseback.
Dials : 
White-lacquered or offwhite-lacquered dial with black transferred Arabic numerals. Black leaf-shaped hands.
Straps :
“Large square-scale” hand-sewn brown crocodile leather with 18-carat pink gold.  AP folding clasp; or black with 18-carat white gold AP folding clasp.

References : 
26100OR.OO.D088CR.01 18-carat pink gold case
26100BC.OO.D002CR.01 18-carat white gold case

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