The Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars XXL Chronograph is a 48mm phantom.
While its presence is unmistakable in person, the rarity of this watch
means that even diligent internet searches yield precious little
background on the Jules Audemars XXL Chronograph.
Here's the deal; this mammoth machine was built in a series of 50
watches to mark the 125th Anniversary of Audemars Piguet in Y2K and the
release of the Arnold Schwarzenegger film, "Sixth Day." Arnold wore his
signature watch in the film, and the other 49 examples were made
available exclusively to the charity donors at Schwarzenegger's annual
"Arnold's All-Stars" benefit dinner. In exchange for a (very) large
donation, contributors received dinner, good karma, and this watch.
And what a watch it is. The 48mm case is composed principally of brushed
titanium, but the polished bezel is 950pt platinum. A sprawling dial
with full Arabic numerals is designed to recall early 20th century
pilot's models, and the enormous hands are sculpted to evoke the
propellers of vintage aircraft. A utility-style kevlar strap and
contrasting "panda" chronograph sub-dials complete the vintage aviator
The Audemars Piguet "Sixth Day" also includes one of the most unusual
accessories ever shipped with a luxury watch: an alternate dial in "Audemars