This beautiful timepiece shows a perfect balance among a stylish layout, a highly complicated mechanism and a luxurious material. Of course, this is exactly that we want to get from the highest level of watchmaking and Audemars Piguet did not give us more than it has been expected. However, this is perfectly acceptable, since when you look at the Jules Audemars Moon-Phase Calendar watch, you simply cannot ask for anything else.
The Jules Audemars Collection has always been distinctive by elegant, round cases with no excessive or ornamental elements. It is wonderful simplicity that gives us a chance to enjoy perfect symmetry and proportioned shapes which are so characteristic for this prestigious line of watches.
The last version of Jules Audemars Moon-Phase Calendar watch comes in 18 karat rose gold with nicely polished finishes, especially on its slender bezel which provides maximum dial opening, emphasizing its beauty and increasing its functionality. Beside the fact that the perfectly round case has the diameter of 39 mm and the thickness of just 8.8mm, it does not look small on the man’s wrist. It rather seems perfect for the every-day elegance of a modern man.
Pink gold goes perfectly with brown leather. Thus, the Jules Audemars Moon-Phase Calendar timepiece is equipped with a hand-sewn brown crocodile strap which incorporates large square scales and an 18 karat gold pin buckle.
A nicely executed silver-toned dial is adorned by the delicate satin-brushed finish, while the beauty of sub-dials comes emphasized by thin polished gold rings. Applied hour markers, as well as hour, minute and small hands are also crafted in pink gold. The moon-phase is indicated by the sub-dial at the 6 o’clock position, while sub-dials at 3 and 9 o’clock positions show date and day of the week respectively.
The inner-work of this Audemars Piguet’s timepiece is equally fascinating. The watch is powered with an in-house AP Calibre 2324/2825 self-winding movement. This mechanism, only 4.6 mm thick, comprises 45 jewels and 215 components. Each part is decorated by hand. Bridges are beveled, polished and adorned by Côtes de Genève, while the mainplate is circular-grained. The Calibre 2324/2825 oscillates at the frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz) and provides the power-reserve of 40 hours.
The price follows the exceptional quality of the watches and the prestigious name of the Swiss brand, so that you should consider yourself lucky if you manage to trade some $20,000 for one of these.