Not many timepieces can brag with exceptional sound quality, but the new Royal Oak Concept Supersonnerie by Audemars Piguet is definitely one of them. Boasting a similar design with the 2014 Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Acoustic Research Episode 1 watch, this special project was unveiled during the SIHH 2016 event, and it includes a complex sonnerie complication.
This complication was created in partnership with the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, otherwise known as EPFL. During its designing process, experts had to overcome a series of challenges, one of which involved overcoming a certain noise diffusion caused by the watch’s robust case. On the other hand, the case’s robustness guarantees a water resistance of 65 feet, which is definitely nothing to sneeze at. The titanium case houses a manual manufacture Calibre 2937 movement, which measures 8.28 mm in thickness and comprises 478 parts, 43 jewels and a power reserve of 42 hours. Final touches include a black rubber strap with a titanium folding clasp.
The price for this exceptional masterpiece is $597,400.