The quartz crisis was over, but the watchmaking renaissance we’re the beneficiaries of these days had yet to appear. Which made it a bit confusing when Cheap Audemars Piguet Replica decided to launch the Starwheel.
The Audemars Piguet Starwheel was a strange, wandering hours watch, a method of display that’s rare today, let alone the low point of 1991.It’s defined by a trio of dials that spin around the dial, using the correct hour to mark off the minute along a scale at 12 o’clock. Even weirder, the dials were made from sapphire, meaning you could see the hole at the centre of the dial.
Needless to say, the Starwheel wasn’t the next Audemars Piguet Replica Royal Oak Watches. That’s not to say it wasn’t successful. It was a fun novelty, but once brands like Urwerk came in and made the concept their own, it fell by the wayside. Until now.
In light of the Code 11.59 and Audemars Piguet’s return to round(ish) watchmaking, (as well as the growing recognition that the 90s models were, in fact, cool) it’s the perfect time to bring back a watch that has fallen by the wayside.
First off, despite being the same base complication, three satellite dials using the hour to indicate the minute at 12 o’clock, it looks much better than the 90s version, with solid, aluminium PVD dials and the mechanism – and the start- pointed teeth that give the watch its name – just visible underneath.
The Audemars Piguet Replica with 80% Discount has also been given a monochromatic paint job, with the collection’s signature circle-with-an-octagon case in black ceramic and white gold. The only part that’s not black or silver is the thematically fitting aventurine outer dial, the stars in Starwheel.
The ensemble is powered by the calibre 4310, an in-house movement based on the 4309, which in turn was launched with the original run of Code 11.59 automatic watches. It’s a classy piece of watchmaking, both for the finishing and for it’s 70-hour power reserve. Given that the wandering hours is a module – and therefore more draining on the mainspring – that’s pretty impressive.
As with all satellite First Copy Watches, it’s incredibly easy to read once you’ve gotten over the lack of traditional hands. It’s almost as easy as a digital display, but with a lot more character. It also wears well, even if it feels a touch larger than its 41mm diameter might suggest.
That said, this for me is what the Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 Replica Buy Now has been waiting for. Sure, the collection’s played host to a fair few grande complications, including a Sonnerie, but the animation the satellite display brings to bear is a league apart.