14 May 2012

Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars Self-winding 15170BC.OO.A002CT.01 Review

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By Erin Brogan

Do you find yourself frequently traveling for business? The flight attendants take good care in informing us of safety precautions such as turning off all electronic devices for both take-off and landing. Avoid draining your cell phone battery by purchasing yourself a men’s Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars Self-winding 15170BC.OO.A002CT.01 classy timekeeper that says, “I have made it in the world.”

This classic analog timepiece features a stunning 18-carat white gold case. Both the hands and hour-markers stand opposite of the silver white gold in a fiery pink-gold hue. This is all protected by a glare-proof sapphire crystal, for those sunny beach days you prefer to leave your cell phone at home. In line with the self-winding crown, this watch exhibits a small square displaying the current date.

Selfwinding Manufacture Calibre Front

Selfwinding Manufacture Calibre Front

The broken, black leather, hand-stitched straps give the appearance of crocodile skin. They are sleek and shine when the light hits the treated leather. The clasp is held together using a classic pin buckle in a ravishing 18-carat gold.

Several variations of the Jules Audemars Self-winding collection can be found altering the faceplate, bezel, hands and strap in color and style, but definitely not quality, to suit your particular eye for fashion. Audemars Piguet timepieces are known for pushing boundaries, and they are the creators of the World’s first minute repeater wristwatch as well as the first model with Equation of Time, sunrise and sunset times and perpetual calendar. There are a whopping 280 parts present in this tiny time reader, and you can be sure each tradesman meticulously paid attention to every minute detail for a beautifully crafted, working wristwatch.

An oscillating weight with ceramic ball bearings has been placed inside the caliber to shift the mass weight of the watch according to the current gravitational pull. Your wrist will never feel heavy bearing this 39mm case width.

Selfwinding Manufacture Calibre Back

Selfwinding Manufacture Calibre Back

Listing price for this watch is $22,000, which is on the lower end of the price scale for an Audemars Piguet timepiece.

If you’ve ever experienced that unfortunate day that starts out with the Barista at Starbucks forgetting the little green plug in your coffee. You drive away, roll over the slight curb as you pull out of the parking lot, and your drink spills all over your arm and pants. Luckily, your new men’s Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars Self-winding 15170BC.OO.A002CT.01 wristwatch is water-resistant up to 20mm, or for everyday splash/rain resistance use. This is useful for everyday wear, but not for those who tend to forget they are sporting a watch before jumping into the pool.

If the quality of your watch should match your monthly business trip in first class, purchase this men’s Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars Self-winding 15170BC.OO.A002CT.01 timepiece. It characterizes into a fabulous wristwatch that can withstand time.

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