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.