Preparing for that massive anniversary - forty years because the really initially Royal Oak had built an enormous shift inside the luxury watchmaking by supplying a radically new solution regarding style and design and elegance, Audemars Piguet introduced the Special Version of latest Royal Oak. Limited to forty pieces, this putting skeletonized version which has a sturdy signature from the brand’s iconic sport collection will probably be formally unveiled in January 2012, at SIHH View Demonstrate in Geneva.
Similar to the very first Royal Oak from 1972 that integrated one of many world’s thinnest automated mechanisms (3.05 mm thick), famous Calibre 2121, the new Audemars Piguet’s product is usually driven by a technological masterpiece, a ultra-thin self-winding Calibre 5122.
Being totally exposed with the sapphire crystal entrance with the enjoy, this openworked system also testifies with regard to the best designer’s expertise. Its monobloc oscillating bodyweight which happens to be entirely crafted in 22 karat gold options the raised inscription AP Royal Oak 1972-2012, along with a tapiserie motif that beautifies its external component.
The anthracite colour of the system is achieved by a galvanic therapy, even though all finishing operations around the bridges and to the principal plate (sharpening, satin-brushing, circular-graining, round satin-brushing and drawn flanks) are done by hand. The Calibre 5122 is produced of 247 components. It includes 36 jewels and contains a electrical power reserve of forty hrs.
New Platinum Scenario
Even though the Royal Oak grew to become renowned since the first high-end metal sports activities watch in due type, new Audemars Piguet Royal Oak fortieth Anniversary Enjoy arrives in 950 platinum. Even with this crucial difference, another segments of your enjoy nicely replicate the potent style of its origins.
First of all, there is an octagonal bezel and its eight polished hexagonal screws (created from white gold). A platinum bracelet, made up of non-identical one-way links arranged through the reducing buy of measurement, is nicely integrated during the case. It incorporates a new folding clasp, that has a double safety fastening program.
The Openworked Extra-Thin Royal Oak 40th Anniversary Enjoy has the diameter of 39 mm which is particularly precisely the same dimensions in the brand’s icon. Obviously, because it is skeletonized, the dial is less visible than previous styles, but still, white gold applied hour markers and Royal Oak fingers with luminescent coating enhance the readability from the dial. The sapphire day disc with black numerals displays the precise day through the window for the 3 o’clock placement. There isn't any doubt the new Audemars Piguet’s masterpiece are going to be a extremely sought-after item among the passionate lovers on the Swiss luxury brand name.