Audemars Piguet Unveils Royal Oak Concept Supersonnerie at SIHH 2016
With SIHH 2016 fully underway, Audemars Piguet has introduced the Royal Oak Concept Supersonnerie, a minute repeater that pushes the envelope while reminding us just how seasoned AP is in crafting masterful repeaters. As our friends at Hodinkee explain, getting a great tone, a pleasing tempo, and adequate volume out of a repeater requires a ton of precision. It also requires some innovation, which is why AP filed three different patents around the creation of the Royal Oak Supersonnerie, all three of which have been granted. The gongs are made from hardened steel, with the tone being adjusted in a very classical way, essentially by shaving the tips of the gongs down until it’s pleasing to the ear. The 44mm case here features AP’s iconic eight-sided bezel, all done up in titanium with ceramic crown and pushers. It’s got an inner sealed “sound board” and case back apertures to allow sound to escape. To learn more about minute repeaters and this Supersonnerie from Audemars Piguet, head on over to Hodinkee.