This spring, Audemars Piguet submitted two timepieces to the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève 2013: the Royal Oak Offshore Diver, in the Sport category, and the AP Tradition Minute Repeater Tourbillon Chronograph replica , in the Grande Complication category. The Tradition Tourbillon Minute Repeater Chronograph is also crafted by hand using several techniques – bevelling, recesses, sinks and sandblasting.
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Both were pre-selected by the jury and will take part in the competition to win the prize in their respective category. The prizes will be awarded during an official ceremony in Geneva on November 15, 2013.
Tourbillon Chronograph Répétition Minutes Tradition
This year, distinctive fake Audemars Piguet Tradition watch has decided to develop a model equipped with complications inspired by an ancient model. Thus, the case of the Tradition Tourbillon Minute Repeater Chronograph is inspired by that of a 1920s cushion-shaped pocket-watch belonging to its private museum.
The watch is produced in two 10-piece limited editions: one in pink (case) and white gold (bezel), and the other in titanium (case) and white gold (bezel). It is the version with its titanium case that participates in the Grand Prix de l’Horlogrie 2013. It offers the wearer the best possible auditory experience when the minute repeater is in operation. The quality of the sound emitted by a watch largely depends on the metal from which the case is made, as well as its volume. The larger the case and the lighter and harder the materials, the more it enables the acoustic waves to expand. The 47 mm titanium case thereby maximises the sound volume, thus enhancing connoisseurs’ listening pleasure.Some of the individual elements and mechanical subsets are visible through the transparent case-back. Moreover, the 83 parts composing the one-minute rotating tourbillon with its balance oscillating at a rate of 21,600 vibrations per hour may be admired through the dial opening.
The Swiss-made AP Tradition Tourbillon copy Minute Repeater Chronograph houses a mechanical hand-wound calibre that comprises 504 parts offernig the following functions: tourbillon, chronograph, minute repeater striking on 2 gongs, hours, minutes, small seconds. It as a power reserv of 48 hours.