Audemars Piguet unveiled the newest additions to the ladies Millenary Collection. It’s been a while since we knew about the Millenary. As the fake Audemars Piguet’s second most popular collection – behind the Royal Oak, actually, the Millenary has remained a dressier stalwart choice for the manufacture since its introduction in 1995. While the three pieces you see here aren’t absolutely new, they do add different looks to the existing ladies’ collection. Let’s take a good look at what the new pieces are all about.
To begin with, the fake watch itself is the same ladies Millenary that I talked with Jack about in 2015. The watch features a characteristic east-west ovoid case that measures 39.5mm by 35.4mm, with stepped lugs. The in-house caliber 5201 is partially visible through the front of the replica watches, with the hours and minute dial set off to the side, and a subsidiary second dial asymmetrically set within. The watch has a 49-hour power reserve and is manual wind. It is nothing short of impressive for a women’s piece, showing off as much technical prowess as aesthetic flourish.
The three “new” pieces are technically the same, but with decorative updates. The first two are set with diamonds, with a pink or white gold case and bracelet as the base. They both come on beautifully crafted “Polish mesh” bands that match the case metal. These Polish bracelets are a bit more comfortable than the typical Milanese mesh, featuring a tighter weave that is achieved by weaving a series of threads around an axis from left to right rather than in the same direction (as is the case with the Milanese bracelet).
The other one I want to talk about is a Millenary with an 18k frosted pink gold case. Yes, the replica Audemars Piguet has applied my beloved wintery treatment to yet another model. The finish carries across the case’s various surfaces and onto those stepped lugs too. Taking it all a step further, the dials on this model are made of opal. It’s worth noting that opals are very soft stones, so one can only imagine how tricky it must have been to make these. The effect against the frosted case is very much special.