We got a whiff of this incredible timepiece early in 2015, but the concept wasn’t quite ready for Audemars Piguet to introduce in a timepiece ready for retail. Nonetheless, it was still the talk of the 2015 SIHH when it was still being called the RD#1.
And it continued to be the talk of the fair at the 2016 SIHH: the Supersonnerie, as the brand justifiably now calls it, is the loudest repeating wristwatch I have ever heard. And – this is utterly incredible – it becomes louder when you put it on your wrist.
This modern wristwatch housed in a very contemporary 44 mm Royal Oak concept watch titanium case is a fitting tribute to the history of Audemars Piguet, which has been brightly dotted with repeaters. Delivery of the 50 total pieces begins in July 2016; the price is $597,400.