Presented at SIHH 2018, this spectacular timepiece is the first Royal Oak Concept model for women since the birth of the collection in 2002, and also it is the first Audemars Piguet flying tourbillon watch. These 38.5mm high-jewelry complication wristwatches are available in 18-carat white gold, either set with brilliant-cut diamonds or baguette-cut diamonds.
Satin-finished bridges, polished angles and white lacquered decorations are visible through the sapphire crystal case-back, and on the dial, there’s a glimpse of the open-worked barrel at 11 o’clock, a snow-flake amid diamond-set icicles.
The white gold dial features faceted stone set “icicles” and white lacquered decorations, reminiscent of winter in the Vallée de Joux. The baguette-cut diamond version boasts invisible setting with 397 brilliant-cut diamonds (~3.49 carats) on the case and buckle, and 62 brilliant-cut diamonds (~0.16 carat) on the dial.
Model: Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon
Hand-wound Manufacture Calibre 2951
Total diameter 29.50mm (13 lignes)
Total thickness 7.07mm
Number of jewels 17
Number of parts 255
Minimal guaranteed power reserve 72h
Frequency of balance wheel 3Hz (=21,600 vibrations/hour)
Flying tourbillon, power reserve, hours and minutes
– Case: Diamond-set 18-carat white gold case, 38.5mm, glare-proofed sapphire crystal and caseback, crown set with a translucent sapphire cabochon, water-resistant to 20m
– Dial: Diamond-set open-worked 18-carat white gold dial, open-worked white gold hands, diamond-set white gold inner bezel
– Bracelet: Hand-stitched “large square scale” white alligator strap with diamond-set 18-carat white gold AP folding clasp. Additional white “constellation” rubber strap
– Case: 18-carat white gold case set with baguette-cut diamonds, 38.5mm, glare-proofed sapphire crystal and caseback, crown set with a translucent sapphire cabochon, water resistant to 20m
– Dial: Open-worked 18-carat white gold dial set with baguette-cut diamonds, open worked white gold hands, white gold inner bezel set with baguette-cut diamonds
– Bracelet: Hand-stitched “large square scale” white alligator strap with diamond-set 18-carat white gold AP folding clasp. Additional white rubber strap