Au­d­er­mars Piguet

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Last year, Aude­mars Piguet awak­ened sound with the Royal Oak Con­cept RD#1, the most son­i­cally con­sid­ered con­cept watch of mod­ern times, pro­pel­ling acous­tic per­for­mance in chim­ing watches to un­par­al­leled lev­els. To­day, Aude­mars Piguet presents an out­stand­ing new wrist­watch: the Royal Oak Con­cept Su­per­son­nerie, a minute re­peater of su­pe­rior acous­tic in­ten­sity with a supremely clear, sus­tained tone. Three new chim­ing sound de­vel­op­ments have be­come patented in­no­va­tions. Pre­sented in a su­per-light ti­ta­nium case, this exclusive-pro­duc­tion time­piece of­fers the har­monic tone of tra­di­tional pocket-watches to a con­tem­po­rary wrist­watch. Aude­mars Piguet adopted a new method for pre­par­ing the steel used to cre­ate the gong struc­ture sound, re­sult­ing in a short­ened, pre­ci­sion­mas­tered tun­ing process and a unique minute-re­peater sound. The Royal Oak Con­cept Su­per­son­nerie also presents a newly de­vel­oped case con­struc­tion that pre­vents sound ab­sorp­tion, boost­ing am­pli­fi­ca­tion. In­stead of the gongs be­ing at­tached to the main­plate, here they are at­tached to a new de­vice, a ma­te­rial spread be­neath the move­ment that acts as a sound­board. Now, the gongs trans­mit vi­bra­tions di­rectly to the sound­board, not to the main­plate. The tech­nol­ogy func­tions like the up­per body of a gui­tar. With the vi­bra­tion-to-air sys­tem im­proved, sound qual­ity, tone and am­pli­fi­ca­tion are richer. The Royal Oak Con­cept Su­per­son­nerie looks as good as it sounds with its gleam­ing, fu­tur­is­tic char­ac­ter. Not only does the open-worked dial re­veal the vi­sion­ary tech­nol­ogy within, it il­lu­mi­nates the true essence of this ex­tra­or­di­nary time­piece: the move­ment. Dec­o­rated by hand, it is bev­elled, pol­ished, en­graved and fin­ished to per­fec­tion by the artists of Le Bras­sus.

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