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Audemars Piguet Millenary Tour Auto Watch 2011

In life.art.commerce. on March 27, 2011 at 2:28 pm

Audemars Piguet drastically changed the look and feel of its Millenary watch collection for 2011, but one that hearkens to the now classic Millenary Chronograph is this limited edition AP Millenary Tour Auto 2011. Audemars Piguet has been a Tour Auto sponsor for a while now, and this model is specifically made for the 2011 event. The Tour Auto is a car race (well, more like a driving tour) where participants enter with classic sports cars. The even takes place all one side roads in France. 

Audemars Piguet took the base Millenary Chronograph and modeled it a bit after classic European sports cars. This includes the exposed stripe of perlage polished metal on the dial, quilt-stitched leather strap, and of course the sporty red against the cream and silver tones of the dial. The 47mm wide case is 42mm high and in steel. Inside the watch is an in-house made AP caliber 2385 automatic. The fun dial is a bit of an optical illusion as the hands and such are actually centered – though they appear to be aligned to the right a bit. Audemars Pigeut will produce 150 of these limited edition Millenary Tour Auto 2011 watches. Looks good to me.

Ariel Adams publishes the wrist watch reviews site aBlogtoRead.com.

Via Luxist.com

The New $3m Hublot Big Bang Watch

In life.art.commerce. on March 27, 2011 at 2:22 pm

It actually costs only 2 million euros – but that is close enough to 3 Million dollars to call it that right? This year Hublot makes another big bang with this baguette diamond covered 18k white gold Big Bang tourbillon watch. This follows up the Million Dollar Bing Bang from a few years ago that used black diamonds. The $3 Million Big Bang has something like 142 carats of diamonds all over the case, dial, and bracelet. Most of them are large baguette-cut stones and they look marvelous.

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