Audemars Piguet Revs Up Millenary

  • Laurie Kahle

Audemars Piguet’s Millenary has taken many guises over the years, but the new Millenary Carbon One ($268,100) may be the edgiest yet. Furthering the brand’s emphasis on three-dimensional design, the Carbon One blurs the boundaries between interior and exterior, revealing the layered mechanisms through the cutaway dial. Outfitted in black on black, the Millenary Carbon One not only looks high-tech, it utilizes high-tech materials, such as a special isotropic carbon composed of nano fibers that are injected under extreme pressure and heat to achieve unprecedented stability for the main plate. Meanwhile, the ultralight and robust case is formed by the brand’s proprietary forged carbon. The hand-wound Calibre 2884 combines a tourbillon with a column-wheel chronograph and twin barrels. Limited to 120 pieces, the Millenary Carbon One is available at Audemars Piguet’s new U.S. flagship located at 65 East 57th Street in Manhattan. (888.214.6858, www.audemars-piguet.com)

From Around the Web...
Color, rubies, and sleek gold designs were top themes at the world’s largest watch and jewelry fair…
These beautiful new watches prove that complicated watchmaking isn’t just a man’s game…
Les Cabinotiers Celestia Astro­nomical Grand Complication 3600 (about $1 million)
The Les Cabinotiers Celestia Astronomical Grand Complication 3600 has a million-dollar price tag…
Monobloc Actuator
Porsche Design’s Monobloc Actuator Rewrites the Rules of Chronograph Design
Upcoming Baselworld launches and earlier releases from SIHH prove the vintage-inspired trend is far...
The masters of haute horlogerie continue to impress through the first quarter of 2017…
Seamaster Planet Ocean GMT
The vibrant navy case of the new GMT dive watch might just help you shake those blues...
We took a minute away from the contest to decide which of our favorite watches paired best with the...
Sarpaneva Korona K0 Daredevil Dawn
Stepan Sarpaneva’s new model is a nod to risk takers and his early passion for motorcycles…
The brand expands Laureato line with a unisex 38 mm size and new case and bracelet options…