Earlier this year, during a visit to Munich, I strolled into this little watch shop close to the downtown area and I was astonished by the assortment they had. Taken a stab at an AP ROO Diver and concluded that could become my next watch, or if nothing else procured a spot in my need list. I’m talking in Munich here. A cool watch store with a ton of vintage Rolex , Jaeger-LeCoultre Atmos clocks and a great deal of other brands.
Today, I saw that Meertz has this cool Royal Oak Concept 1 watch by Audemars Piguet available to be purchased. It traces all the way back to 2004 and was restricted to 150 pieces only. Presented in 2002 (there was an uncommon index for this model and furthermore AP’s acclaimed #1, #2 and #3 catalogues referenced this model), commending 30 years of Royal Oak watches, Audemars Piguet made this outrageous looking watch that was made out of a combination called Alacrite 602 and included a titanium bezel. The type 2896 manual breeze development was made by Renaud & Papi (which has a place with AP) and included a grip for the crown usefulness, showing whether the watch is in winding, setting or nonpartisan mode. Something we’ve as of late seen on different watches as well.
Furthermore, this watch includes a force hold marker (70 hours), a tourbillon (which doesn’t make that much sense on an outrageous games watch) and a Dymograph. A what? Indeed, a Dymographe. It is a quick origin force pointer, which implies only that. You need to realize that a watch with a spring (as mechanical watches will in general have) has no consistent power (= force) yet reduces as the spring loosens up. The Dymographe shows simply that, the mainspring’s force at that specific moment.
A comparative Royal Oak Concept ref.25980AI has been sold by Antiquorum in 2007, and fetched $232,400.- USD. Today’s cost of this watch at Meertz World of Time is 178.500,- Euro (approx $261,300.- USD). The 150 pieces AP made were separated more than 2002 (30 pieces), 2003 (60 pieces) and 2004 (60 pieces).
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