Audemars Piguet has announced a new white gold version of its Royal Oak “Jumbo” Extra-Thin model (ref. 16202) with a blue grained dial.
This new reference is powered by the Calibre 7121, the ultra-thin movement introduced in January 2022 for the 50th anniversary of the Royal Oak. The 39 mm timepiece will be available exclusively in Audemars Piguet boutiques.
This new AP Royal Oak “Jumbo” Extra-Thin model’s grained dial is inspired by a model created in 1992 for the 20th anniversary of the Royal Oak collection to enrich the platinum reference 14802 and complement the collection’s historical motifs.
Audemars Piguet has reworked the texture of the dial of this new reference to offer a finer and brighter grain that plays with the light differently. Obtained using PVD, the blue tone is then covered with a translucent coating that accentuates the relief and brilliance of the dial and evokes the colour of a clear night sky above Le Brassus.
This new iteration comes with a white gold case and bracelet. The objective was to enhance the contrast with the new blue grained dial, which is also adorned with white gold hour markers and hands enhanced with a luminescent coating to improve readability in the dark.
Matching the dial, the background of the date window is also in this midnight blue colour. As for the case, it features Audemars Piguet’s signature alternating finishes with polished bevels that complement the satin-finishing on the bezel and AP folding clasp.
Audemars Piguet Calibre 7121
This new model is powered by the Calibre 7121 that was launched in January 2022 for the Royal Oak’s 50th anniversary and marks the birth of the 16202 line.
The AP Calibre 7121 is the result of five years of research and development and indicates the hours, minutes, seconds and date. Moreover it offers a power reserve of 55 hours that is obtained thanks to a larger barrel than its predecessor. The date features a flat, energy-saving mechanism with a new rapid corrector that has been patented.
The extremely small thickness of the calibre (only 3.2 mm) allows it to be housed in a harmoniously proportioned case measuring 39 mm in diameter with a thickness of a mere 8.1 mm. The movement beats at a frequency of 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations per hour). Its 18-carat pink gold oscillating weight with bidirectional winding is visible through the sapphire back.
The AP Calibre 7121 features prestigious hand-crafted decorations such as Côtes de Genève, circular satin-finishing, snailing, circular graining and polished angles.
Model: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak “Jumbo” Extra-thin 39 mm
18-carat white gold case
Case thickness: 8.1 mm
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal and case back
Water resistant to 50 m
Self-winding calibre 7121
Total diameter: 29.6 mm (12 ¾ lignes)
Total thickness: 3.2 mm
Number of jewels: 33
Number of parts: 268
Minimum power reserve guaranteed: 55 h
Frequency of balance wheel: 4 Hz (28 800 vibrations/hour)
Hours, minutes and date
Blue grained dial, white gold hour markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescence
18-carat white gold bracelet and AP folding clasp