Audemars Piguet’s CEO François-Henry Bennahmias recalled how that movement came to be. “In 2012, a few months after I became global CEO, I put 40 people in a room, closed the door and said, ‘Guys, it’s very simple, we’re going to stay in this room for as long as it takes. I need a new automatic caliber and a new integrated chronograph mechanism.’” 

Sooner on the horizon, with availability starting this month, is a special edition of the legendary Ref. 15202 “Jumbo” Extra-Thin Royal Oak with a twist—a full 950 platinum 39mm case and bracelet with a smoky green sunburst dial. The limited edition of 100 pieces (US$105,400), will be exclusively sold through AP Houses, the brand’s immersive boutiques.