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Audemars Piguet squeezes into record books with ultra thin perpetual calendar

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Audemars Piguet has revealed its ultra thin perpetual calendar timepiece, a creation which took five years to complete.

“The challenge has been to re-engineer a three-storey movement into a single level, making it ultra-thin while combining and re-arranging functions to boost ergonomy, efficiency and robustness. This patented system features a record-shattering 2.89mm central rotor. At just 6.30 mm, the redesigned case shaves almost 2 mm off the Royal Oak Extra-Thin Jumbo, making the Royal Oak RD#2 the thinnest self-winding perpetual calendar on the market today,” explains the company.

The slim Calibre 5133 movement within the platinum case allows for a 40 hour power reserve, a perpetual calendar with day date, astronomical moon function, a month function with leap years, a night and day indication and hours and minutes.

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Along with the platinum case is the “Grande Tapisserie” pattern blue dial, white gold time indicators and a sapphire crystal back to expose the single-storey movement.

The watch, along with others in the collection, is scheduled for viewing in New York City in early February as well as during Watches & Wonders in Miami.

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