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Jules Audemars Quantième Perpétuel

Case material
Pink gold
Bracelet strap
Leather
Buckle
Folding buckle
Water resistance
20 m
Size
ø 41 mm
Thickness
9.2 mm
Movement
selfwinding
Power reserve: 40 h, 19800 variations / hours
Functions
Hours, Minutes, Date, Day, Month, Perpetual calendar, Moon phases
Reference
26390OR.OO.D093CR.01
Year
2010
Collection
Jules Audemars
Price excl.VAT
66'300 CHF
Description

Jules Audemars Perpetual Calendar - 26390OR.OO.D093CR.01

While the slender elegance of the ultra-thin profile of this watch is truly fascinating, it is even more surprising when one considers that such a slim case houses a movement capable of indicating the day, the date, the month, the moon phases and the leap-year cycle thanks to a mechanism barely 4 mm thick!

This exceptional timepiece appears to have captured the sparkling magic of the starsIn 1978, Audemars Piguet launched the very first ultra-thin selfwinding perpetual claendar model. In 2008, the watchmakers in Le Brassus paid tribute to this creation with a 30th anniversary platinum limited edition. Today, the Perpetual Calendar selfwinding model is making its grand entrance into the Jules Audemars classic collection with an 18-carat pink gold case teamed with a choice of brown of silvered dial featuring a sunburst satin-brushed finish and refined pink gold hour-markers. The case has a particularly narrow bezel that highlights the time and the indications in the various counters and considerably facilitates read-off. With these two interpretations, the reinvented classical elegance of the Jules Audemars collection welcomes a new must-have model.

The brilliant perpetual calendar mechanism is teamed here with a selfwinding calibre that is a favourite among specialists: Calibre 2120. Measuring a mere 2.45 mm thick, it is quite simply the world's thinnest mechanical selfwinding movement with a central rotor: a paragon of fineness, reliability and performance entirely  developed, produced and exquisitely finished within the Audemars Piguet workshops in Le Brassus. The brilliant perpetual calendar mechanism is teamed here with a selfwinding calibre that is a favourite among specialists: Calibre 2120. Measuring a mere 2.45 mm thick, it is quite simply the world's thinnest mechanical selfwinding movement with a central rotor: a paragon of fineness, reliability and performance entirely  developed, produced and exquisitely finished within the Audemars Piguet workshops in Le Brassus.

The perpetual calendar mechanism is thus allied with an excellent base movement. The skill and mastery acquired by Audemars Piguet's watchmakers in the field of ultra-thin movements have enabled them to house the 355 parts of the Jules Audemars Perpetual Calendar within a tiny space just 4 mm thick.

The finishing and decoration of this movement are entirely on a par with this wealth of technical ingenuity. All the bridges are chamfered and polished by hand. Connoisseurs will take particular delight in the work on the internal and exterior angles. They will also be pleased to know that even the parts hidden from their view are the object of meticulous care. By way of example, not only is the upper part of the bridges adorned with a Côtes de Genève motif, but the invisible lower part is also finely circular-grained. The mainplate features five different circular-graining diameters that create an exquisitely refined effect, while even the inside of the case-back is also circular-grained.