Audemars Piguet have developed a cool new perpetual calendar. That might sound strange, but we’ll explain. This new annual calendar is now introduced in the Audemars Piguet Millenary Quadriennium replica watch.
The long-running best fake AP Millenary collection is a space where AP explore a more neo-classical aesthetic than the resolutely contemporary Royal Oak and Royal Oak Offshore lines. The Swiss Audemars Piguet Millenary collection isn’t what immediately comes to mind when you think of Audemars Piguet. In fact, the unusual oval case shape looks like a watch from a completely different company.
This watch features a brand new complication – a AP Quadriennium. This is a new type of calendar complication that sits in between an annual calendar, which displays the day, date and month and only needs to be adjusted at the end of February, and a perpetual calendar which is smart enough to take oddball February and leap years into account.
The new Audemars Piguet Millenary Quadriennium replica watch has an off-centre dial for the hours, minutes, date, month and day of the week, and a small subsidiary dial for the running seconds. The month is visible through a small aperture just above the Roman XII, and the day of the week is just below the Roman VI. From the centre of the dial come three hands: hours, minutes and the date.
Luxury fake Audemars Piguet’s middle ground is a watch which is clever enough to make the jump from Feb 28 to March 1 three out of every four years, only needing a guiding hand during leap years, where you have to wind it back to show the 29th of the month.
The round AP Millenary Quadrienniumr replica watch features an interesting complication and is finished to a very high level, but it lacks a harmony or cohesiveness that I feel is needed to make it work.
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