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2014-09-08

Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars Chronometer With Audemars Piguet Escapement Stuns Watch Collectors


Upholding the fundamental traditions of watchmaking, the Audemars Piguet Manufacture has put a great effort in developing one of the important mechanisms of a movement the escapement. Inspired by the work of Robert Robin the clock maker from the 18th century, The Audemars Piguet escapement combines the high efficiency of a direct impulse escapement with the reliability of a traditional, Swiss lever escapement. Not only does it ensure excellent efficiency and guarantee superior shock-resistance, it also operates lubricant-free. By oscillating twice as fast as normal at an exceptional frequency of 43,200 (6 Hz) vibrations per hour, the balance ensures enhanced timekeeping and improved reliability of the movement. The Jules Audemars Chronometer houses the hand-wound Caliber 2908. With its high effectiveness, the precision of the movement is improved which makes it less sensitive to shocks and provides optimal long-term stability. The two parallel-mounted barrels ensure a 90-hour power reserve and serve to compensate for the extra energy required to maintain the high frequency. The caliber is also equipped with two balance-springs placed top to tail that ensure an automatic compensation for the various posing flaws, which eliminates the imprecision resulting from the vertical position of the watch without needing to resort to a complex device such as a tourbillon. The exceptional Caliber 2908 has a total diameter of 39.8mm, and the open design of the watch makes it easier for wearers to appreciate every detail of it. This emblematic Jules Audemars model comes in an 18K pink gold case and a hand-stitched “large square scale” brown crocodile strap with a 18K pink gold AP folding clasp. The movement with its special “NAC” galvanic treatment is highlighted by the three-dimensional design of this timepiece. The exceptional Jules Audemars Chronometer with Audemars Piguet Escapement, together with a number of the brand’s remarkable timepieces was showcased at World Brand Piazza 2014 presented by Prince Jewellery & Watch Company from the 3rd to the 7th of September.