SPOTTED: Audemars Piguet CEO Francois Bennahmias Wearing A Royal Oak Extra-Thin Tourbillon At Art Basel
Le 5 mars 2015, 08:55 dans Humeurs • 0
SPOTTED: Audemars Piguet CEO Francois Bennahmias Wearing A Royal Oak Extra-Thin Tourbillon At Art Basel Dropping by the Audemars Piguet lounge at Art Basel this week, we just had to see what the man in charge, CEO Francois Bennahmias, had on his wrist. While he could be sporting replica breitling Navitimer something much more complicated or over-the-top, we caught glimpses of something much more understated from under Bennahmias' cuff. It turns out he was wearing the Royal Oak Extra-Thin Tourbillon, a piece that combines the history of the Royal Oak and the robustness of a true sport watch with the complexity of an ultra-thin tourbillon, perfectly encapsulating what makes Audemars Piguet so interesting today. Audemars Piguet is in its second year of sponsorship with Art Basel, the replica cartier tank world's leading fair for high-end contemporary art, that, funnily enough, takes place in the very same exhibition halls as Baselworld. While I'll admit it was a bit strange walking through the familiar buildings looking at paintings and sculptures instead of the usual horological curiosities, Audemars Piguet offered up a comforting break in its lounge above the main gallery floors. Entering the booth, I noticed CEO Francois Bennahmias greeting guests and chatting by the watchmaker's bench set up for sharing AP's finishing techniques with passers-by. But what replica tag heuer aquaracer I really noticed was what Bennahmias was wearing on his wrist. This is a man who could be wearing a Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph, a Concept GMT Tourbillon, or something even more complicated, but, instead, he appeared to be wearing a simple Royal Oak tucked neatly under his jacket cuff. Upon closer inspection, I realized he was wearing the Royal Oak Extra-Thin Tourbillon, a perfect middle ground between the complicated and the understated. At 41mm across and only 8.85mm thick, the Royal Oak Extra-Thin Tourbillon lives up to its name. With the exception of the aperture at 6 o'clock for the tourbillon, the classic Royal Oak dial is left open and clean, giving the watch a traditional look at first glance. Only when you look a second time do you notice the beautiful tourbillon and how seamlessly it is integrated into the design. The caliber 2924 is manually wound and has a subtle indicator on the back for the 70-hour power reserve.