THE MILLENARY WOMAN
20 years since it was first created, the Millenary is an intricately considered design that reflects the multi-layered nature of the woman who wears it. This elegant new addition to the Millenary collection looks different. It challenges perceptions of what women’s watch design can be today.
THE NEW MOVEMENT
A beautifully engineered timepiece, it has been carefully composed for women by Audemars Piguet’s designers and watchmakers.
For 2015, a new Millenary collection celebrates 20 years of this unique Audemars Piguet women’s watch design. The brand’s genuine dedication to creating movements for women is displayed in the new hand-wound Millenary 5201 movement.
Three years in the making, its slim, elegant form is a salute to the aesthetic balance that is achieved when old-world artisanship meets new-world design.
The new caliber, a hand–wound Manufacture movement where the balance wheel is revealed, beats at the heart of the 2015 Millenary pieces. Its form has been created to fit exactly the intriguing oval case shape that defines the Millenary, a design that follows perfectly, ergonomically, the curves of the wrist. A beautifully engineered timepiece, it has been carefully composed for women by Audemars Piguet’s designers and watchmakers. Its seemingly delicate form belies the Millenary strength: complexity revealed.
DESIGNS FOR LIFE
Ever since, Audemars Piguet has continued to consider the technical elements of women’s watches while never losing sight of a desire to wear beautiful timepieces.
With the new Millenary collection, the Manufacture enhances its reputation for creating women’s watches that are not simply considered for their aesthetic quality but that are designed from the inside out.
Back at the turn of the 20th century, Audemars Piguet women’s timepieces were highly sought after not just as aesthetic adornment, but more importantly as designs, well thought out and in tune with modern sensibilities. Technically conceived and artfully decorated, the Manufacture offered women watches that were inspired by the influences of modern culture, in the likes of Art Nouveau or Art Deco movements.
This conceptual approach to women’s designs is summed up by a timepiece unveiled at the 1920 Geneva trade show. Its fine jewellery aesthetic was impressive but the forward-thinking design at that time, intrigued further. It was made to be worn in several ways : on the wrist or as a pendant. Even more compelling, the timepiece housed a minute- repeater mechanism. Ever since, Audemars Piguet has continued to consider the technical elements of women’s watches while never losing sight of a desire to wear beautiful timepieces.
AN INDEPENDENT SPIRIT
Audemars Piguet timepieces echo women’s changing lifestyles and reflect their character.
Audemars Piguet women’s watch designs not only echo women’s changing lifestyles but reflect their character. Today that way of thinking continues – the form and concept of the Millenary is inspired by the influences of modern culture, such as architecture and art. The subtle balance between high watchmaking and high jewellery savoir-faire gives the Millenary its unique character.
The 2015 Millenary collection is designed to accent the style of the Audemars Piguet woman but never to eclipse it.