AUDEMAR PIGUET’S SHOWCASE OF INNOVATION AND DISTINCTION
A CELEBRATION OF CLASS AS THE BRAND REINFORCES ITS POSITION AS THE PIONEER IN TIMEPIECE CREATION
Audemars Piguet’s newest collection is bursting with colour and contrast, sparked with vibrancy of new ideas, comprising different material combinations and design features. Enhancing iconic pieces with modern technologies, the brand stays ahead of the competition by turning heads for decades now with their intricate pieces.
Royal Oak RD #2
Featuring the Royal Oak RD#2, it is the world’s thinnest self-winding perpetual calendar at just 6.30 mm thick, 2mm thinner that the Royal Oak Extra- Thin Jumbo. This achievement took five years to develop and marks a new watchmaking record for the brand. The biggest challenge behind this model was to re-engineer a standard three-storey movement, putting it all into just a single level to achieve the thickness while still achieving the efficiency and robustness that it aspires to possess.
This piece is the latest chapter in Audemars Piguet’s quest for world‘s firsts, which goes back over a century.
Royal Oak Offshore
In celebration of the Royal Oak Offshore’s 25th anniversary, this collection has been enhanced with surprising new additions by showcasing enhancements with ceramics. The Royal Oak Offshore collection exudes a more rugged and larger real estate compare to its earliest sibling, Royal Oak in 1993. This model has effortlessly captured a global fan base and has evolved through the years showcasing the brand’s innovation. To mark the celebration of this model, Audemars Piguet developed a piece, inspired by the original design, however injecting it with technology advancements that are available today. It features the original stainless steel case, its blue rubber crown and push pieces, the signature blue dial with “Petite Tapisserie” pattern and a steel bracelet with AP folding clasp; powered by the selfwinding 3126/3840 calibre that incorporates 25 years of horological upgrades and improvements. The Royal Oak Offshore collection progresses
into the future with two new series, exceptionally exclusive with only
50 pieces each, which they aspire to reimagine the Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph.
Featured in two sizes, the 45 mm case, again a first for the Royal Oak Offshore, gives these pieces a sense of resilience while accenting a brand new technical movement design that embodies Audemars Piguet’s expertise and bold approach. Although used previously in Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronographs, the movement has been entirely reimagined exclusively for the occasion. With a new architectural construction featuring sandblasted titanium bridges and satinbrushed chamfered edges, the movement looks as if it was suspended from the bezel.
Diamonds are not the only best friends women has. An exquisite timepiece, sitting comfortably on their wrist, reflects the wearers personality and amplifies her style in her everyday life. Women’s watches received a couple of chapters to themselves in this new collection. The Millenary takes center stage with new finishes and materials. There is also a new Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Openworked and Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon model, which is the brand’s first flying tourbillon and the first Royal Oak Concept watch for women.
Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Openworked
The new 37 mm Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Openworked, features calibre 3132, which was first introduced in 2016 in the 41 mm Royal Oak case. As it integrates two balance wheels and two hairsprings that are assembled on the same axis, the system oscillates in pure harmony. This patented mechanism involves a complex fabrication procedure that improves precision and stability, while allowing the beating heart of the watch to be visible from both sides of the case. The movement of this timepiece is rhodium plated which allows the golden regulating organ and the upper balance bridge to be highlighted. Additionally, all the finishing operations on the bridges and main plate are exquisitely handmade: beveling, chamfering, polishing, satinbrushing and circular satin-brushing. Truly making it a magnificent piece.
Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon
This model provides for many firsts for the brand; the first Royal Oak Concept models for women since the birth of the collection in 2002 – and the first Audemars Piguet flying tourbillon. Haute Horlogerie is in union with Haute Joaillerie in these generously dimensioned 38.5 mm wristwatches available in 18-carat white gold, either set with brilliant-cut diamonds or baguette-cut diamonds. The added fascination of a dynamic complication gives it an appearance of as if it is floating. The satin-finished bridges, polished angles and white lacquered decorations are intricately visible through the sapphire crystal caseback. Whilst on the dial, there’s a glimpse of the openworked barrel at 11 o’clock, resembling a snowflake amid diamond-set icicles.