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Audemars Piguet Millenary – perfect dress watch?

| By Frank Geelen | 2 min read |

Sometimes you see a watch that immediately grabs your attention. For me the Audemars Piguet Millenary Piano Forte is such a watch. Is this the perfect dress watch?

I can still remember the first time i saw an advertisement for the Millenary Piano Forte. Deeply impressed… A few days ago i was looking through the catalog of the upcoming Antiquorum auction. Seeing a Audemars Piguet Millenary for sale doesn’t happen too often. A Millenary Piano Forte i have never seen for sale before…. until now. This one will be auctioned in New York at September 17th. What a beauty…

Audemars Piguet Millenary Piano Forte
Audemars Piguet Millenary Piano Forte

The Audemars Piguet Millenary has a classic, distinct and unique design. With the oval shaped case, is stand apart from other watch designs. The oval shaped case was inspired by the architecture of the Roman Colosseum. The case has stunning details and the finish is beautiful with brushed and polished parts. Although it has a classic look of a dress watch, it’s size is absolutely modern with no less than 40 x 45 mm!

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I’ve never had the pleasure of wearing this beauty, so i looked for a photo on the internet. This photo shows exactly how i imagined it would look. Like a perfect dress watch. Just imagine this watch with black tie…

Audemars Piguet Millenary Piano Forte
Audemars Piguet Millenary Piano Forte

This Audemars Piguet Millenary Pianoforte is available in a white gold case. It has a stunning black and white mother of pearl piano motif dial with white gold hands and roman markers. Like all Millenary watches it features an off-center hour display. The Millenary Piano Forte also has a sweep second hand and a date display at 3 o’clock. The automatic manufacture caliber 3120 has 60-hour power reserve. It was released in 2007 and comes in a wooden piano-shaped box. The Millenary Pianoforte watch is a limited series of 500.

Audemars Piguet Millenary Piano Forte with piano shaped box
Audemars Piguet Millenary Piano Forte with piano shaped box

Audemars Piguet used the Millenary design for highly complicated watches as well. Just think of the Dual Time Millenary Maserati watch with power reserve and second timezone, the Millenary Tourbillon Chronograph, the Millenary watch with dead beat second and the Millenary No.5 of the Tradition d’Excellence Collection.

Besides these complicated watches and the Millenary Piano Forte, Audemars Piguet offers a Millenary with time and date. Personally i just love the ‘regular’ Millenary… but what’s ‘regular’ about such a beauty.

Audemars Piguet Millenary
Audemars Piguet Millenary

6 responses

  1. Yes Kyle… only in our imagination i’m afraid. Let’s buy some lottery tickets 😀

  2. Gorgeous watch and the Millenary case wears so well.
    You’re right, excellent dress watch.
    Great packaging too!

  3. Yes, Geo it is… your beautiful Millenary Starwheel was the first and only Millenary i ever had on my wrist and it felt great and looked absolutely stunning. It is such a beauty!

  4. This watch is very stunning! I love the oval shape of the face and the number arrangement. I think you are right it would absolutely amazing with a tux or at a black tie event.

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