Launched in 1972, the Royal Oak by Audemars Piguet was the first luxury watch to treat stainless steel, and meticulously craft, polish and decorate it, like a precious metal. Since then, this iconic line has been offering exceptional timepieces by incorporating traditional and unconventional materials like platinum, carbon, alacrite, bronze, rubber, ceramic, titanium, tantalum, etc…
Now Audemars Piguet breaks the rules again by returning luxury watchmaking to its most elemental material: yellow gold, the universal emblem of indestructible beauty, energy and light. To be unveiled at SIHH 2016 haute horlogerie exhibition, the new Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar celebrates the timeless allure of yellow gold by combining it with the most classic and romantic complication.
Perpetual calendar with week indication, day, date, astronomical moon, month, leap year, hours and minutes
Frequency of balance wheel (Hz): 2.75 (=19,800 vibrations/h)
Number of parts: 374
Number of jewels: 38
Minimal guaranteed power reserve: 40h
Total diameter: 29.00 mm (123⁄4 lines)
Total thickness: 4.31 mm
18-carat yellow gold case
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal and caseback
Water-resistant to 20 m
Blue dial with “Grande Tapisserie” pattern
Yellow gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating
Blue inner bezel
18-carat yellow gold bracelet with AP folding clasp
Luxury box including a rotative watch rewinding mechanism: EV.701.014
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