Audemars Piguet Dual Time Power Reserve 25685BASold
Audemars Piguet Dual Time Power Reserve 25685BA
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Long before the Royal Oak came out, Audemars Piguet had made a name for itself by producing some of the world’s most exquisite and complicated dress watches. This dual-time watch from the exclusive Jules Audemars line pays homage to that tradition.
This ref. 25685BA sports a beautiful stepped 18k yellow gold case. Despite its rather large size for a dress watch, namely 36 mm, the elegant short lugs ensure that the watch maintains a classy appearance.
The white dial is a true piece of art. The various complications are placed in a playful manner across the dial, providing a lovely juxtaposition with the otherwise classic sensibilities imposed by the Roman numerals and the leaf hands. A sub-dial at the 6 o’clock position displays a second time zone function, while a sub-dial between 1 and 3 indicates the date. Meanwhile, a power reserve indicator is incorporated between the 8 and 11 o’clock positions. The seemingly haphazard placement of the complications could’ve led to an overly busy, perhaps even cluttered, dial. Yet, the measured use of recesses and repeating gold rings ensure an overall harmonious look.
The 25685 is powered by Audemars Piguet’s ultra thin caliber 2129 automatic movement, ensuring a slim profile that can easily slide under the cuff of your shirt. The watch has just returned from a complete service at our trusted Audemars Piguet service center and comes with the corresponding service papers as well as a black alligator leather strap with an 18k yellow gold Audemars Piguet buckle.
Audemars Piguet is among the holy trinity Swiss maisons d’horlogerie alongside Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin. Audemars Piguet has a storied history of producing high-complication watches. It all started in 1875, when Jules Louis Audemars and Edward Auguste Piguet founded the company in the heart of the Vallée de Joux, Le Brassus, Switzerland. This pure, rough and wild landscape, with deep, dark forests, ice-cold waters and the omnipresence of rocks and hills, provided inspiration and raw materials for the Swiss watch manufacture to develop the finest watches. Since its inception, Audemars Piguet has specialized in rare, valuable and highly-complicated watches like perpetual calendars, chronographs and chiming watches. Nowadays, the emphasis of Audemars Piguet lies on the iconic Royal Oak line.