The Audemars Piguet Diamond Watch Price Replica Royal Oak is perhaps one of the most well-known watches available now, and unlike other watches of similar popularity like the Omega Speedmaster or Rolex Submariner, its fundamental design also enjoys substantial versatility concerning complications. From simple time-only variants to more complex offerings, there are many flavors of Royal Oak available, and the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Chronograph Openworked Material Great watch is one of the more elaborate examples.As an aside, and possibly it’s just me, but it feels like brands really must work on maintaining watch names to a manageable span. Getting back into the watch at hand, this specific Audemars Piguet Royal Oak was developed in collaboration with Material Good — a New York-based luxury merchant. As the title clearly indicates, encased inside the Gerald Genta-designed instance is an openworked movement with a tourbillon and a chronograph complication.The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Chronograph is powered with the grade 2936, which will be a hand-wound movement using a 72-hour power reserve. The skeletonization is complex and complicated, and effort has gone into the bridge design to be certain the last result looks visually interesting and balanced.The bridge at 12:00, which retains the mainspring barrel, has an interesting arch-like design which complements the shape of the tourbillon cage on the other end. The bridges come in gold and polished to a brilliant end and with plenty of chamfering. The motion is visible through the sapphire crystal caseback and being a hand-wound movement signifies the chronograph mechanism is on full view.
Two year ago Audemars Piguet announced plans for a new museum, shaped like a glass spiral rising out of the pastoral fields of Le Brassus and designed by the same Danish architect responsible for Google’s new headquarters. The watchmaker broke ground on the the new building at the start of October 2016, capping two years of planning and design.
Designed by Danish architects BIG, short for Bjarke Ingels Group, the museum will be some 2800 square meters, or well over 30,000 square feet. Named Maison des Fondateurs, or “Home of the Founders”, the museum will have panoramic walls of curved glass along its entire length, topped by a roof garden.
The Audemars Piguet museum is just one of the high profile projects BIG is working on. Others include Two World Trade Center in New York City, Google’s sci-fi campus in Mountain View, and Lego House in Denmark.
But the museum will not be the only addition to the Audemars Piguet compound. Closed since early 2016, the quaint Hotel des Horlogers will be razed and replaced with a similarly stylish glass building designed by BIG with sloping buildings and long glass facades.
Owned by Audemars Piguet and separated from its factory by a carpark, the four star Hotel des Horlogers – or “watchmaker’s hotel” – will grow from 27 rooms to 65 and become a luxury hotel worthy of the visitors who make the pilgrimage to see expensive watches being produced.
Both the museum and hotel are slated to open in 2019.