Details of the new Audemars Piguet Millenary Carbon One Tourbillon Chronograph are now being released with the live model to be introduced at the 2010 SIHH industry exhibition. The reference number for the Millenary Carbon One Tourbillon Chronograph is 26152AU.OO.D002CR.01. Only a limited number of 120 pieces will be released of this watch. With a forged carbon case and black crocodile leather strap, this all black model is a nice looking piece.

And while the case shape and dial configuration is a dead giveaway, this watch is much different than the high polished extravagant versions of previous Millenary models. Powered by the hand-wound movement caliber 2884, it features a twin barrel and tourbillon. The total diameter of the movement is 38.40 x 33.40 mm with a thickness of 9.7 mm. The movement has a total of 336 parts which includes 30 jewels. Perhaps most impressive is the up to 240-hour power reserve, you just don't see a 10 day power reserve on many watches. The movement beats at 21,600 vibrations per hour and all the parts have been decorated by hand. The functions for the Millenary Carbon One Tourbillon Chronograph are hours, minutes, chronograph, and power-reserve indicator.

While the 47 x 42 mm case is made from forged carbon the bezel, crown, and push-buttons are in black ceramic. The dial is open worked to reveal the movement and it has white hour-markers with luminescent coating for easy readability and blackened luminescent hands. The face is protected by cambered glare proofed sapphire crystal. The blackened titanium case-back has been fitted with a protective sapphire crystal. The watch is completed by a hand-sewn “large square scale” crocodile leather strap with AP folding clasp produced in blackened titanium. The Millenary Carbon One Tourbillon Chronograph is water resistant to 20 meters.

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