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The MC12 Tourbillon by Audemars Piguet

 

A powerful & striking watch, departing from the traditional round case, it is presented in an oval form inspired by the Roman Coliseum’s architecture.

Limited edition to 150 pieces this as rare as they come within the Audemars Piguet family, every piece of this watch has been built by hand, the open work style of the watch is a good intersection between modern and classic.

Audemars Piguet’s use of such high-tech materials and treatments in this extraordinary tourbillon watch extends to every aspect of the movement.

The large exhibition sapphire caseback exposes the architecture of the chronograph mechanism, along with the off-center skeletonized dial allows a view deep into the inner workings of this masterpiece.

The chronograph has a large central seconds hand with an easy to use tachymeter.

Chronograph is also a monopusher chronograph meaning it is operated via a single button.

Although the face of the watch is oblong, the dial itself is actually perfectly round.

The Audemars Piguet Millenary MC12 Tourbillon Chronograph originally was released in about 2006 in a limited edition of just 150 pieces.

The movement utilizes carbon, which is part of Audemars Piguet’s talents many other watchmakers can’t seem to replicate too well.

The blued metal in the movement to match the blue of the car is a nice touch.

The case of the Millenary is made of 950 platinum, which gives it a great weight to go with this exotic and absolutely breathtaking piece of horology that this watch represents.

The Audemars Piguet Millenary shows that even as venerated a classical watchmaking house as Audemars Piguet can break new ground with a unique and distinctive design, a true testament to their in house slogan “to break the rules you must first master them.”