Earlier this year at the SIHH 2018, Audemars Piguet introduced the new Royal Oak Extra-Thin Tourbillon timepiece in a luscious new plum tone dial. For the very first time, Audemars Piguet has put a tourbillon on a stainless steel watch. The whole idea of the collection was to take the original concept of the Royal Oak from 1972 and try something completely different.
The brands’ signature “Tapisserie” design has evolved into a splendid sunburst “Evolutive” pattern creating a holographic visual extravaganza. This combined with the white gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating just makes the overall look of the dial so ‘Right’.
The time teller has a robust case size diameter of 41 mm and a case thickness of 4.46 mm. The beautifully finished hand wound Calibre 2924 has been used in AP’s previous models as well. Developed and produced in-house, the movement has been transformed to integrate a Tourbillon and boasts a power reserve of 70 hours. The sapphire caseback, reveals the inner workings of the calibre; a real treat for watch collectors. Here, the bridges have been modified to offer a better view of the movement and the Geneva stripes take on more of a sunburst pattern.
Swanky! Unlike any AP you’ve seen before… but all for a positive outcome that still lends the watch an identity of its own.