THE LE BRASSUS QUINTET
Time in music, music in time. This is how, through five new references, the watchmaker from the Vallée de Joux sets the sportiest of its collections to a colorful tempo.
The ticking of a watch may be a melody in itself, but it also inspires many refrains to compose unforgettable songs. In the case of its new series of five Royal Oak Offshore Music Edition watches, Audemars Piguet is bringing its talent for music to bear on the sportiest of its collections. This quintet is made up of two diameters – 37 and 43mm – in two different materials – titanium and gemstones set white gold – and a black ceramic piece, and houses two automatic movements – calibers 5909 and 4309 – that drive the hours, minutes, central seconds and deliver respectively 60 and 70 hours of power reserve.
For the watchmaker from Le Brassus, this musical passion begins in a recording studio, where the colorful graphics typical of equalizers can be seen on the face of these new watches. Indeed, the checkerboard pattern of the Grande Tapisserie, the signature of the collection, hosts columns running from the bottom of the dial in navy, aventurine or black, from blue to red. On the white gold model, the notes are translated into brilliant stones thanks to the Harmony cut that spill out onto the octagonal bezel: rubies, peridots, tsavorites, and blue, green and orange sapphires. In order to perfect this link with the melodic universe, the case’s attachment studs adopt the same knurled relief than jack plugs and the posts that protect the crown are inspired by faders, the control buttons of mixing consoles.