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A Touch Of Frost With Audemars Piguet

A Touch Of Frost With Audemars Piguet
By Hong Kong Tatler
December 20, 2019
Audemars Piguet Focus
Why the Audemars Piguet Millenary Frosted Gold Philosophique is a very cool Christmas gift idea

What could be more appropriate for Christmas than something frosty? Well, apart from something entirely iced-out, perhaps. Take your pick, it’s purely a matter of subjective taste. But for those enamoured by an icy gleam who prefer not to go full bling, the Audemars Piguet Millenary Frosted Gold Philosophique very well may be the ideal choice.

The Millenary Frosted Gold Philosophique comes with blue and brown hammered dial with matching bracelet (Photo: Courtesy of Audemars Piguet)
The Millenary Frosted Gold Philosophique comes with blue and brown hammered dial with matching bracelet (Photo: Courtesy of Audemars Piguet)

This unique elliptical timepiece, the latest in the Millenary line first launched by Audemars Piguet in the mid-1990s, is inspired by the aesthetic of 17th century single-handed timepieces, and employs the ancient Florentine method of gold hammering (adopted from famed Ponte Vecchio jeweller, Carolina Bucci) to lend its case a stunning rough-hewn diamond-dust effect that plays beautifully off contrasting polished bevels adorning the case and lugs.

In an oval-shaped 39.5mm case, available in either rose gold or white gold, the former iteration features a dimpled blue hammered-effect dial, the latter the same in chocolate brown—each comes with a single hour hand that is polished and sand-blasted, with a see-through caseback that reveals the oscillating weight. 

Photo: Courtesy of Audemars Piguet
Photo: Courtesy of Audemars Piguet
Photo: Courtesy of Audemars Piguet
Photo: Courtesy of Audemars Piguet

The detailing of the dial is given full opportunity to shine by virtue of the fact that (as is the signature of Audemars Piguet’s Philosophique watches, dating back to the ’80s) time is told using just one hand.

The Millenary Frosted Gold Philosophique is powered by a new automatic movement, calibre 3140, possessing an ingenious patented mechanism allowing the hand to tick around the dial on an elliptical trajectory.

A see-through caseback reveals the incredible finishing of AP’s movements and its gold oscillating weight, with coloured plates in harmony with the hue of the dial (Photo: Courtesy of Audemars Piguet)
Caseback of Audemars Piguet Millenary Frosted Gold Philosophique (Photo: Courtesy of Audemars Piguet)
Photo: Courtesy of Audemars Piguet
Photo: Courtesy of Audemars Piguet
 

This new model carries on the tradition, its sapphire caseback revealing the movement and its gold oscillating weight, with coloured plates in harmony with the hue of the dial.

All in all, this unique new frosted AP would make for a very cool Christmas gift indeed.

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