Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar China Limited Edition

Swiss Haute Horlogerie Manufacture Audemars Piguet unveils for the first time ever a Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar limited edition in full titanium exclusively crafted for the Chinese market. This limited edition of 88 pieces celebrates the Manufacture’s enduring history with China.

For this limited edition, Audemars Piguet has chosen a dedicated complication embodying the Manufacture’s DNA. Expert in astronomical complications since 1875, the manufacturer has uninterruptedly crafted perpetual calendar watches interweaving horological innovation and refined design.

This perpetual calendar model features an ultra-light titanium case and bracelet hand-finished with an alternation of satin-brushed and polished surfaces. The slate grey “Grande Tapisserie” dial provides a delicate contrast with the black subdials and inner bezel as well as the white hour-markers. The colour red of the week-indication hand subtly evokes Chinese traditional symbol of happiness and passion.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar China Limited Edition watch

The watch comes with two additional straps: a red rubber strap which echoes the dial’s touch of colour and a grey hand-stitched alligator strap matching with the case and dial aesthetics.

This limited edition, which will be exclusively available in China, was developed in collaboration with Austen Chu (@horoloupe) who contributed towards the overall aesthetics. Austen has been able to organically share his passion for watches with a growing fan base on Instagram over the past few years and became part of the AP family after visiting the Manufacture in Le Brassus in 2017.

This dedicated edition has been limited to 88 pieces in a nod to China’s lucky number—an auspicious symbol.

Technical details

Model: Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar China Limited Edition // 41 mm
Reference 26609TI.OO.1220TI.01

Functions
Perpetual calendar with week indication, day, date, astronomical moon, month, leap year, hours and minutes

Case
Titanium case, glare-proofed sapphire crystal and case-back
Screw-locked crown
Water-resistant to 20m

Dial
Slate grey dial with “Grande Tapisserie” pattern, black counters, white gold applied hour-makers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating, black inner bezel

Movement
Manufacture Self-winding Perpetual Calendar Calibre 5134
Total diameter: 29 mm (12 ¾ lignes)
Total thickness: 4.31 mm
Number of parts: 374
Number of jewels: 38
Power reserve: 40h
Frequency of balance wheel: 2.75 Hz (19,800 vibrations/hour)

Bracelet
Titanium bracelet with AP folding clasp
Additional grey alligator strap and red rubber strap