This Ltd. Edition Audemars Piguet Is a Thing of Beauty

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Audemars Piguet just unveiled a very handsome Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar exclusively for the Chinese market. It's limited to just 88 examples, which is particularly fitting as eight is a lucky number in Chinese culture.

The thing that makes this watch really interesting is that the case and bracelet are made entirely from lightweight titanium. It's the first Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar to get the treatment, adding to its specialness, and remarkably weighs just 104 grams.

Sized at 41mm, the timepiece is powered by Audemars Piguet's calibre 5134 movement, which carries a 40-hour power reserve, and is clad with a sleek "Grande Tapisserie" dial with red accents that pop in just the right way. It arrives with two additional straps, one in grey alligator and one in red rubber, though we don't see how you could justify ditching the titanium bracelet for one of these as beautiful as they are.

It won't be easy to get this in the collection, unfortunately, as not only is it a highly limited release with a steep $78,300 price tag but it will only available at Audemars Piguet boutiques in China. Best of luck.