Audemars Piguet showed us a number of interesting new watches this year. First, there was a follow-up to the very successful Diamond Punk cuff released in 2015. Called Diamond Fury, it is a stunning over-half-a-million-dollar haute joaillerie timepiece, which the company calls “21st century fully-pavéd armour”. Then there is the return of the yellow gold Royal Oaks (with just the higher end models for now, such as the 63,400 USD Chronograph and 95,700 USD Perpetual Calendar). We say return because the 18-karat yellow gold Royal Oak actually debuted in 1977 yet somehow hasn’t been a part of the current line-up, till now. Finally, there’s AP’S latest concept watch, an ultra-light titanium Royal Oak Supersonnerie. The point of these builtto-order timepieces is that they serve as a testbed of innovation and scientific advancement. And with inventive gongs, case construction and regulator, this new one has been precisely made to bring an unprecedented acoustic performance and refined sound to the chimes of the traditional minute repeater. It’s such an impressive watch, it’ll probably win an array of horology awards this year.