The Millenary MC12 Tourbillon and chronograph
in the spotlight in Modena
The Millenary MC12 Tourbillon and chronograph was in the spotlight at the start of this
week in Modena. On this occasion, Audemars Piguet had the pleasure of inviting the
international press to Maserati headquarters and of presenting one of the most daring
timepieces at the heart of the prestigious world embodied by the famous brand with its
The Millenary MC12 Tourbillon and chronograph is indeed resolutely inspired by the
automobile world. During the press conference, Georges-Henri Meylan (CEO), Michel
Faure (Sales and Marketing Director) and Octavio Garcia (Artistic Director) revelled in
explaining the many aspects reminiscent of the MC 12 racing car whether in terms of the
design which is reminiscent of the Maserati engine, or the high-tech materials used such as
eloxed aluminium for the bridges and ultra-light carbon for the movement mainplate.
Takahiro Hamaguchi of Audemars Piguet (Renaud et Papi) was also on hand to provide a
more technical perspective on this exceptional model, produced in a limited edition of 150.
During the factory visit, guests were able to admire the admirable know-how and
meticulous workmanship involved in making cars bearing the legendary trident. This tour,
as well as the warm welcome provided by Maserati, enabled them to sense the dynamism
of a partnership based on the shared pursuit of excellence.
Moreover, visitors naturally could not leave Italy without experiencing a personal adrenalin
rush: their talents as drivers were tested in a complete driving lesson at the wheel of
Quattroporte, Coupé and GrandSport models on the magnificent Varano DeMelegari
Le Brassus, September 8th 2006
Movement: Calibre 2884, hand-wound, double-barrel; tourbillon regulator
Case and bezel: 950 platinum; sapphire crystal case-back, water-resistant to 20 m
Dial: Openworked to reveal the movement, with 30-minute carbon counter at 12 oclock;
applied gold Maserati trident
Strap: Crocodile leather with AP folding clasp in 950 platinum
Functions: Hours and minutes; chronograph, power-reserve indication.