ROYAL OAK CHRONOGRAPHS
Audemars Piguet has been crafting exceptional chronograph wristwatches with creatively designed dials for well over 80 years. The first Royal Oak Chronograph wristwatch was developed in 1997 and celebrates its 20th Anniversary this year with a new range. Just like the vintage examples from the 1930s - 1960s, the dials of the Royal Oak Chronograph have always been thoughtfully designed. This year’s new range harks back to a much-loved look first seen in 2008. All seven models in the new series feature a fresh, twotone dial design with several new yet subtle details: chronograph counters of increased size that expand at 9 o’clock and 3 o’clock, shorter but wider hour-markers, additional luminescent coating for a better readability of the hour and new typeset and transfers. The date window, meanwhile, has been re-located between the four and five o’clock positions.
These design details are showcased in a wide combination of finishes, led by four versions in pink gold, which are available on a matching, pink gold bracelet or an alligator strap and with a choice of brown or blue ‘Grande Tapisserie’ dials.
The steel versions of the watch are offered with a choice of “Grande Tapisserie” dials in black, silver or blue and are fitted with stainless steel bracelets.