Over the past two years, Audemars Piguet replica has been creating some of the most technically interesting watches in its Royal Oak Concept collection. Last year, they showed the Royal Oak Concept Laptimer, a highly complex chronograph with three column wheels that can measure continuous lap times. Earlier this year, they launched the equally complex Royal Oak Concept Supersonnerie Tourbillon Chronograph, a minute repeater that reflects Audemars Piguet’s obsession with sound clarity and sound quality.
Of course, it will be cruel to show you photos and introduce the amazing sound of this watch to you without video, so that you can hear it, so don’t play above to hear its own video. The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Supersonnerie Tourbillon Chronograph is the result of eight years of unremitting efforts by Audemars Piguet. Its goal is to create the most shocking watch. The complexity of the minute repeater is usually considered to be the most difficult, and … it is complicated to make-so imagine how difficult it is to create one from scratch. The next thing to remember is that Audemars Piguet not only wants to make a new minute repeater, but also wants to create the best minute repeater.
Now, the “best” of Audemars Piguet means that they strive to create the clearest and clearest voice in any minute repeater. The brand points out the three achievements presented by this watch cheap, and I will briefly introduce them. First of all, the unique preparation method of the steel used to make the gong structure allows watchmakers to adjust and hone the tone, pitch and harmony of the minute repeater more accurately and more easily. Second, the way the cabinet is made minimizes sound absorption and maximizes amplification. I will discuss this “soundboard” technology later. Finally, the impact regulator was redesigned so that the anchoring system functions like a shock absorber, minimizing impact noise.
One of the most important parts of the minute repeater is the case, because it is responsible for amplifying the sound. People generally think that gold is the best material for work because it can produce a richer sound, but the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Supersonnerie tourbillon chronograph uses titanium. Titanium is a very light and strong metal, and its low density allows sound to pass through with less resistance. If you have any questions about this, you only need to look at the exotic supercar and its titanium exhaust. Titanium is also used in other places around the watch to improve the sound quality, but will be explained later.
The use of titanium also means that despite the size of the watch is quite large, 44 mm wide and 16.5 mm thick, it is still lightweight and comfortable to wear. Due to its unique aesthetic effect, the case design immediately recognized the watch luxury as a Royal Oak Concept, and nothing more.
Undoubtedly, the surface treatment of this case is superb and perfect. The bezel has mirror-polished edges and a satin-brushed finish on the top, complementing the bare polished 18k white gold screw head. The case is sandblasted and has a matte appearance, juxtaposed with a bright bezel. The large crown and chronograph buttons are made of ceramic.
The black matte satin dial is partially hollowed out to reveal the inner workings of the watch. The hour and minute hands are made of 18K white gold and are partially hollowed out. However, because they are clumsy, speaking time is not too difficult, but readability is not ideal. That being said, this is not a fragment that focuses on the hand. The running second hand of the chronograph is bright yellow, in contrast to the black dial.
Finally, the minute markers and the 30-minute chronograph at 3 o’clock are marked in yellow and white to provide maximum contrast and clarity. The 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock is also unique because it uses a retrograde indicator to display the elapsed minutes. Finally, the tourbillon at six o’clock.
Movement is where the magic happens. It is obviously used internally, it is a 2937 movement. Manually wound, it has 478 amazing components, beats at a frequency of 3 Hz, and provides a 42-hour power reserve. Like all high-end chronograph movements, it has column wheels and lateral clutches.
However, its difference lies in its two gongs. They are not installed on the sports board, but in what Audemars Piguet calls the “sound board”. Basically, it is a film made of a special copper alloy, covering the back of the movement, fixed in place by screws, and forming a watertight seal. This explains how the Royal Oak Concept Supersonnerie tourbillon chronograph can achieve a water resistance rating of 20 meters. This may not sound like much to casual observers, but it can’t be more correct. Considering the intricate structure of the watch, these 20 meters are indeed impressive.
When the hammer hits the gong, the membrane vibrates and works like a guitar soundboard, thereby greatly amplifying the gong’s sound. In addition, the actual titanium case bottom cover is slightly raised to cover the membrane, and small holes are provided along the edges to allow the sound to escape. This is one of the loud minute repeaters we have heard. Interestingly, when worn on the wrist, the watch looks even louder!
In the final analysis, the replica Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Supersonnerie Tourbillon Chronograph once again successfully demonstrated the brand’s almost amazing technical knowledge and unique design sense. This is a completely modern interpretation of the oldest complication of timepieces. We can see that it has also been completely improved in the case of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Supersonnerie tourbillon chronograph.