Audemars Piguet Replica Watches partnered with the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL)
To develop the Royal Oak Concept Acoustic Research timepiece, Audemars Piguet Replica Watches partnered with the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), a Swiss organization dedicated to the study of acoustics. The result of their intensive sound research program is, according to AP, “the first chiming watch so acoustically considered as to become a sound concept in its own right.” By applying the principles of stringed instrument making to the development of the watch’s chiming mechanism, the brand has created a repeater watch with a significantly enhanced sound transmission. One of the challenges the designers had to overcome was the natural volume-dampening effect of the water-resistant titanium case. The solution was a brand-new, almost silent striking mechanism regulator built into the movement, which also incorporates — in addition to the revolutionary repeater — a column-wheel chronograph and a tourbillon. AP says that the volume, pitch, tones and sound harmony are all scientifically enhanced, and that the chimes have an enhanced sound intensity. The watch is still water-resistant, albeit to a relatively modest 20 meters.
The Audemars Piguet Replica Watches Royal Oak Concept Acoustic Research has a 44-mm-diameter titanium case, bezel, and chronograph pushers. It has a black dial and luminescent-coated hands in the Royal Oak Concept style. The chronograph function has a central sweep seconds hand and a linear, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock; the tourbillon is at 6 o’clock. The manual-wind movement has a frequency of 21,600 vph (3 Hz) and stores a power reserve of 48 hours. The watch comes on a black rubber strap with a titanium folding buckle. The public will get to see (and, presumably, to hear) this concept watch in January, when it makes its official debut at SIHH 2015 in Geneva.