Last week Haute Time was in San Francisco, where we stopped by Shapur Mozaffarian Fine Jewelry, the only authorized Audemars Piguet retail boutique in Northern California. Shapur is one of the oldest authorized Audemars Piguet dealers in the United States. The store also carries many other brands, including Ulysse Nardin, Chopard, Hublot, Graham, and F.P. Journe.
We visited with our friend Arya Mozaffarian, as we wanted to check out some special Audemars Piguet pieces they had in stock. One of the watches, sold out worldwide, was #1 of 120 limited edition pieces of the Audemars Piguet Millenary Carbon One. This watch is a very special piece, and being able to buy it brand new is a smart investment for a true watch collector.
The other piece was for the ladies, called the Audemars Piguet Ladies Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph. This is one of our favorite pieces on the market for a lady – you get a powerful watch, with diamonds, and looks great on the wrist of any sophisticated woman. It is well sized at 37mm, so not to big, but not too small and dainty.
Here’s a close up look at these two pieces!
Audemars Piguet Millenary Carbon One
This impressive tourbillon features a 47 mm forged carbon case with a black ceramic bezel, crown and push-pieces. The glare-proof sapphire crystal and case back, offer a great view of the dial and movement.
Powered by an oval-shaped, hand-wound tourbillon chronograph movement, the Carbon One features a 24-hour power reserve. The open-worked dial features white applied hour markers with luminescent coating and blackened gold hands also with luminescent coating. Functions of the Millenary Carbon One include a tourbillon, chronograph, hours, minutes and power reserve.
Paired with a beautiful hand-stitched, large square scale crocodile strap and a blackened titanium AP folding clasp, the Millenary Carbon One is part of a Limited Edition of 120 pieces offered by Audemars Piguet.
Audemars Piguet Ladies Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph
For a lady, this watch is perfect – it gives a powerful piece on the wrist, in an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore, but also comes with over 323 diamonds, a total of 5.90 carats.
The watch is tasteful, as it can be worn with jeans or business attire. It comes as a self-winding chronograph, in an 18K pink gold case, with a brown dial, and brown rubber strap.
The watch also comes in white, black, and light blue, but brown is our favorite color, along with the white piece.
Photos by Seth Semilof.