17 January 2018

Watches Wednesday: Audemars Piguet Launches New Millenary

Audemars Piguet has recently unveiled its new line of Millenary timepieces at the recent  Dubai Watch Week. First launched in 2015, the concept behind the watch’s design was inspired by architecture and art, and fused into one unique timepiece. This skeleton design allows us to see through the various layers of the hand-wound Manufacture movement built all the way through from the very back, to the front.

The 2018 edition of the new Millenary comes with ‘second-skin- typed metal Polish bracelet straps against the white and pink gold cases, giving it a totally different look and feel – that of a vintage vibe. If you’re wondering what a Polish bracelet is, it’s the rolling-up of a thread around an axis, which, then subsequently directed first to the right, then to the left, to create a regular alternation. The wires on the Milanese bracelet, on the other hand, are all threaded in a singular direction, so it’s really the details that make all the difference. This year’s edition has yet another new addition: the opal dial and the Frosted Gold finishing technique created in collaboration with Florentine jewellery designer, Carolina Bucci. This marks the first time that the the Maison has used the Frosted Gold outside of the iconic Royal Oak collection.


Audemars Piguet Millenary Watch Emerald Green Strap


Oh, and if you already have a Millenary watch, AP has launched a brand new line of straps, ranging from rubber, alligator, textile, velvet-finished. New colours  like purple, blue, grey, light green, pink, and red, to the existing collection have also been added, so you can play around with colours.

Personally, I prefer mixing and matching with the coloured straps because I like matching my accessories to my outfits. And somehow, when you do this with watches, the strap’s colour really has the ability to change the entire look and feel of the watch, and gives it a totally different character, and due to this, I’ve actually amassed quite a collection of these (whoops :P).


Images courtesy of Audemars Piguet