As there is a deep place in my heart for wild and complex watches, so too is there is place in my heart for the tasteful and simple. Honestly, some days you want a watch that soothes and elevates, as opposed to one that boggles the mind. The Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars Jules Audemars Extra-Thin is really a poster child timepiece of the new movement towards simple, minimalistic, think watches. If you can afford it, this watch is a stunner. Priced at just under $20,000.
Read my full article on the Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars Extra-Thin watch at Haute Living here.
About the 2 o’clock position, we’ve got a date screen with a little hand. Arguably, the most significant downside of the watch is the lack of a quick set date function. To be able to set the date, then you need to set the time to 12:30 and then return to 21:30 continuously before the specified date is displayed. If you do not wear your watch on a daily regimen or do not put the eye on a winder, you likely end up quite bothered with all the date setting torture.As a major time mechanical watch fan, there is 1 thing I don’t know; a power reserve indicator on a self winding watch. I always think that a leading located power reserve indicator on a automated watch does nothing than creating the dial seem unnaturally occupied. Same holds for the Jules Audemars Double Time as well as the power reserve indicator’s hand sometimes reduces the readability of this watch especially when hour and minute hand got top of each other. Sporting a relatively short power book at 38h, the watch does not require a power book whatsoever which takes the 1/4 of this dial.The version we have here, that was initially introduced at SIHH 2011, is powered with all the Caliber Ref. 2329/2846. Despite its down sides which we have discussed here, the movement initially known as the Jaeger Le-Coultre Ref. JLC 889 is a very successful caliber. Additionally, it is an accurate choice for tasteful models like Jules Audemars Double Time with its thin structure.The completing on the case is impressive as we hope to see an Audemars Piguet. Perfect curves, the impeccable details on the dial and perfect finishing on both satin brushed and mirror polished surfaces are definitely first class.The sporting comfort is perfect for me. With its diameter and thickness which will seamlessly match with most wrist sizes, the watch comes on a real crocodile leather strap that’s one of the greatest straps I’ve ever seen in terms of softness and quality. Jules Audemars Double Time is offered on a fold grip but the one I have here offers a normal tang buckle which has a major impact on wearing comfort.