Jules Audemars "30th Anniversary"

This is yet another tribute to the past. This is actually the first Perpetual Calendar to boast an automatic movement. A beautiful piece, functional thin, reliable... this one is still introduction today. This happens if you do your job right the first time around. The 2120 calibre with the 2802 module are one of our best even today.

Only 90 pieces of this 1978 model will be made in Platinum. Even if I love this piece I can't help but think that it is time for AP to start doing something new with their Perpetuals. Some "window" action would be greatly appreciated. Patek are certainly doing so, plus their Annual Calendars are doing exceptionally well. Don't you think it's about time to drop developing calendars with hands and start modernizing the general method of displaying your date? This piece would be a great opportunity for a before and after transition. At this rate the "Jules Audemars" line is not offering an interesting alternative to Patek's watches. The only interesting Jules is the "Equation of Time". Unfortunately it is expensive, plus it is glued to the city where you live in. If you travel the data becomes erroneous.

I see much waisted potential in the Jules line. Right now there are so many gaps...

Audemars Piguet...

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