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Here it is, the world's thinnest perpetual calendar watch (only needs to be adjusted once each four years). It is only 9.15mm thick and feels even thinner. the 18k pink gold case is 41mm wide making the Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars Perpetual Calendar watch an impressive and complex watch. The dial comes in two colors, either silvered or brown. The automatic mechanical in-house AP Calibre 2120/2802 movement provides the time (without displayed seconds), moon phase, date, leap year indicator, month, and day of the week. All logically laid out in traditional perpetual calendar fashion. I love the brown dial as it melds with the gold case nicely and the brown alligator strap.
Finishing on the case is superb and it is very comfortable to wear. From the sides you see a brushed finish, while the bezel and lugs are polished. Reading the watch is a breeze and it makes for a comfortable daily wear. Finding an automatic perpetual calendar that is easy to read isn't always easy, and here you can get one that is very thin as well. Turn the watch over and you get to see an intensely engraved and skeletonized automatic rotor with the "AP" initials applied to it, through the sapphire caseback window. For classic style lovers who want a timepiece from a good pedigree, this is a good option. Price for both dial colors is $58,700.
Ariel Adams publishes the luxury watch review site aBlogtoRead.com.