The Audemars Piguet Replica Millenary Frosted Gold Opal Dial is my horological fantasy come true. Appealing on an aesthetic and technical level, the Millenary Frosted Gold Opal Dial wears its beating heart on its sleeve and plays with volume, texture, and light in a contemporary key.
Elliptical or egg-shaped cases are not very common but do make the occasional appearance in the realm of high-end watchmaking, with examples like Ulysse Nardin’s Jade or Breguet’s Reine de Naples watch and Girard-Perregaux Cat’s Eye. Measuring 39.5mm in diameter, the pink gold case of the Audemars Piguet Replica Watches Millenary Frosted Gold might seem large on paper, but when worn, its elongated oval dimensions spread out horizontally on the wrist offering a generous window on the mesmerising dial.
The three-dimensional architecture of calibre 5201 forms an integral part of the aesthetics of the watch. The regulating organ – balance, pallet and escapement – is positioned on the dial side of the Audemars Piguet Replica watch allowing the wearer to view the heart of the movement at a glance.
The oval shape of calibre 5201 was tailor-made by AP for the Millenary family. This manual-winding movement, with 157 parts, a 49-hour power reserve, has a frequency of 3Hz to keep the hours, Audemars Piguet Replica Swiss Movement minutes and small seconds in perfect synch. Decorated with Côtes de Genève stripes and perlage, the movement, like many AP movements, has a rugged, industrial appeal with exposed screws and a profusion of steel bridges.
Wearing the Best Audemars Piguet Replica watch is a sensory adventure: the weight of the gold on your wrist; the grainy texture of the frosted gold contrasting with the satin-finished smoothness of other case parts; the slinky polished Polish bracelet; and naturally, the visual spectacle of the movement in motion enhanced with the psychedelic opalescence of the dial.