Is Audemars Piguet’s new Millenary Millennium 4101 watch a skeleton watch? Obviously not, the components of the movement are not cut out. So is the dial partially opened to expose a part of the mechanical device? It is not entirely correct. Turning the watch over, there is no opening on the board for people to see through. There is no doubt that the watchmakers of Audemars Piguet have completed a great initiative, allowing you to wear the movement directly on your wrist! They realize their dreams for those who love high-end watchmaking technology, and let the exquisite mechanical devices ‘face out’ and show them to the world. Instead of exposing the movement only through the transparent sapphire crystal case back, the design is reversed, allowing the movement to be seen on the surface of the Millenary Millennium 4101 watch.
The movement and the case are tightly integrated inside and outside, making this watch a perfect appearance and inside. The entire escapement system has been redesigned and repositioned (at 9 o’clock). System and balance wheel. The elegant and luxurious oval case and the impressive eccentric dial interweave the visual senses, making this watch even more outstanding.
The entire assembly of the oval Calibre 4101 movement is hand-assembled and decorated in the Audemars Piguet factory in Le Brassus, Switzerland. The production and decoration of the watch are of exceptional quality, and they are fascinating. The elegant and low-key stainless steel movement is anthracite-plated, while the rose gold version is rhodium-plated and gold-plated. The bridge is hand-plated, chamfered and carefully polished, with neat and smooth edges. The edges of the ruby assembly holes are polished with diamonds; the wheel arms of the gears are chamfered; each screw head and the periphery of the screw holes are decorated with diamond polished mirrors.
Both sides of the board are carefully decorated by hand: the front is decorated with horizontal Geneva ripples, and the back is polished with two sizes of pearl dots, which have sharp contrast and highlight the three-dimensional impression. The bridge on the front of the dial is decorated with horizontal Geneva waves, snail threads and circular wood grains, while the bridge on the back is decorated with ring Geneva waves, snail threads and circular wood grains. Finally, the 22K gold ceramic ball bearing automatic disc is engraved with AP and Audemars and Piguet family crests.