Audemars Piguet Millenary Deadbeat Seconds 26091

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Audemars Piguet Millenary Deadbeat Seconds, Ref. 26091OR.OO.D803CR.01
© Audemars Piguet

Luxury watch by Audemars Piguet.

The series Millenary represents the classically elegant models by Audemars Piguet with the typical cross-oval or elliptical case form.

This new model has the AP escapement newly developed by Audemars Piguet: Inspired by a mechanism that Robert Robin invented in the late 18th century, a completely new escapement system has been designed that connects the high power efficiency of an escapement with direct drive with the security of a Swiss lever escapement. By this power losses of the most "power hungry" component of the movement can be reduced without making use of new materials (silicone, etc.) or the need to lubricate lifting stones. This significant technical breakthrough was presented 2006 as a world premiere in the Cabinet N° 5 of the collection Tradition d'Excellence.

The eccentriccally at 7 o'clock arranged sub-dial offers one more technical exclusivity: the „Seconde morte“ or Dead-beat seconds. This independent display which jumps in steps of seconds, without interfering with the rate of the watch, was invented in the 18th century. It is frequently found in the famous chronograph pocket watches by Audemars Piguet, generally combined with a "Seconde foudroyante" (a hand encircling the dial in one second).

Audemars Piguet won the Design Watch Prize at the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève for the Millenary avec seconde morte in November, 2007.


26091OR.OO.D803CR.01 rose gold, silvered dial


Manual winding Calibre AP 2905, 21,600 A/h
Lubricant-free AP escapement with higher power generation (7 days power reserve)
Gyromax balance with high inertia for increased accuracy
Two spiral springs rotated by 180 ° to make the final curvature superfluous
Contemporary geometric style of the movement
Dead-beat seconds
Locking mechanism in order to eliminate the undesirable torque ranges of the drive spring
Shock protection Kif Elastor
31 jewels
233 components
168 hours power reserve


18 ct rose gold
Ø 47 mm, H ? mm
Sapphire crystal, caseback with sapphire crystal
Waterproof to 20 m


Silvered, guilloched dial with three-dimensional aesthetics


Hours, minutes, seconds (Dead-beat seconds)


Black croco strap with folding clasp