Mar 01 2012
I should first admit that this Audemars Piguet model first caught my eyes not with the design of the dial but the leather strap looking special with all the stitches. But I’m not saying that the dial is not worth mentioning, which actually looks also quite appealing to me. Audemars Piguet lent their timekeeping abilities and their name to the Gstaad Classic Audemars Piguet Rally, And this retro-styled Jules Audemars Gstaad Classic Chronograph model was made for this event.
As one of the most renowned watchmakers in this world, the brand of Audemars Piguet probably will pop up in your brain together with the images of their Royal Oak timepieces, and its big butch brother, the Royal Oak Offshore. However, Audemars Piguet has got far more to justify its fame, and what you need is to delve a little deeper into the portfolio of the brand, and there’ll be surprises. You are going to see a line of exquisite models coming with complications such as Deadbeat Seconds, Perpetual Calendar and the Minute Repeater. And you can see the founders’ names, Jules Audemars and Edward Piguet, in those of the two collections. This Gstaad Classic 2011 Chronograph watch has got an elegant rounded case of the Jules Audemars collection. And with this design the creator may wants to convey the style from the 1920’s. However, the dial seems to be quite modest, since you can see nothing outsized on it, and also you can see how the applied Arabic numerals just are! The display has also got silver-toned counters. Then at the side of this titanium case there is the start/stop pusher in pink gold for the chronograph function. The logo of the Gstaad Classic 2011 can be seen on the sapphire caseback. Finally, an eye-catching handcrafted cross-stitched brown leather strap comes to complete the style in a really nice way. Already fallen for the timepiece? Now you can also consider imitation watches. If you are also not rich enough, I bet the imitation watches can be a more ideal choice for you.