Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Extra-Thin Open Worked

Audemars Piguet has been a master of open-worked or skeleton mechanical watches since the 1930s. Today, it performs it in precisely the same manner: filing, decoration and finishing exclusively done by hand.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Extra-Thin Open Worked
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Extra-Thin Open Worked, New Pink Gold Model

Introduced in 2012, the original Royal Oak Tourbillon Extra-Thin marked the Royal Oak’s 40th anniversary and was originally available only in platinum, followed by the launch of a yellow gold version in 2016.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Extra-Thin Open Worked New Stainless Steel Model
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Extra-Thin Open Worked, New Stainless Steel Model

Demand from connoisseurs around the world has led to the creation of two new limited edition versions in 2017 – one in brushed 18-carat pink gold with matching bracelet, the other in stainless steel.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Extra-Thin Open Worked pink gold

Just like their platinum and yellow gold predecessors, each model features the mesmerizing  Audemars Piguet in-house caliber 2924 hand-wound skeleton movement, comprising 216 components  – but in two very different finishes.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Extra-Thin Open Worked

The pink gold model (available in 50 examples) features a pink gold mainplate and bridges, while the movement of the steel version (available in 100 examples) is rhodium plated in cool, understated tones.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Extra-Thin Open Worked stainless steel watch

These will be the very last Royal Oak Extra-Thin Openworked watches featuring this exact skeleton design to be produced.

Technical details

Model: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Extra-Thin Open Worked
Reference: 26518OR.OO.1220OR.01
Also available in stainless steel, reference 26518ST.OO.1220ST.01

Movement
Hand-Wound Calibre 2924
Total diameter: 31.50 mm (14lignes)
Total thickness: 4.46 mm
Number of jewels: 25
Number of parts: 216
Minimal guaranteed power reserve: 70h
Frequency of balance wheel (Hz): 3 (=21,600 vibrations /h)

Case
18-carat pink gold case
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal and caseback
Water-resistant to 20 m

Dial
Slate grey dial, open-worked, pink gold applied hour-markers  and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating

Functions
Tourbillon, power-reserve, hours and minutes

Bracelet
18-carat pink gold bracelet with AP folding clasp

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