Audemars Piguet Unveil Millenary Watch Anniversary Edition

By Paul Joseph

Swiss brand Audemars Piguet are marking the 20th anniversary of their Millenary watch by launching an updated version of the iconic piece.

Featuring a new 5201 hand-wound Manufacture movement, created specially to fit the elegant oval shape of the watch case, the Millenary 2015 is a striking creation that comes in three lavish versions.

Two are adorned with 116 diamonds on the bezel and lugs (white or pink gold) and one is set with 438 diamonds on the case (white gold) and 136 on the main dial.

Other notable features include a beige alligator leather with large scales and water-resistance to 20 metres.

The updated models will be on display at this month's SIHH watch fair in Geneva, along with several other Audemars creations, including a new version of their iconic Royal Oak timepiece.

Founded by Jules-Louis Audemars and Edward-Auguste Piguet in Switzerland in 1875, Audemars Piguet has grown to become one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-end watches.

By Paul Joseph