Audemars Piguet Slims Down

Audemars Piguet’s legacy in ultrathin watches dates back to 1967, when the brand introduced its automatic Calibre 2120, one of the world’s thinnest automatics measuring a mere 2.45 mm thick. Now that thin is decidedly in again, Audemars is drawing on that heritage with two new Jules Audemars extra-thin models utilizing its milestone Calibre 2120 and finished with incredible attention to detail. Borrowing design codes from the original 1967 Reference 5271, the first watch to house that movement, a svelte new Jules Audemars Ultra Thin ($20,400) measures less than 7 mm thick and projects understated elegance with its timeless design. The new pink gold perpetual calendar ($62,900) tweaks a 2008 platinum model that commemorated the 30th anniversary of the manufacturer’s first ultra-thin automatic perpetual calendar movement, using the 2120 as its base. While Audemars is playing up its expertise in thin movements, we don’t expect to see an ultra-thin Royal Oak anytime soon.

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