Audemars Piguet Royal Oak New Models with Deep Blue Smoked Dials

Audemars Piguet presents three new 18-carat white gold Royal Oak timepieces, all enriched with a Grande Tapisserie dial in a new smoked blue hue. The new selection includes two Royal Oak Selfwinding models in 34 and 37 mm as well as a Royal Oak Selfwinding Chronograph in 38 mm.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding 37 mm in white gold with smoked blue dial

The bezels of these three new references are adorned with baguette-cut diamonds, furthering the play of light conferred by the Royal Oak’s multifaceted case and bracelet.

Royal Oak with Smoked Blue Dial 34mm & 37mm

Audemars Piguet evolves the current Royal Oak collection for the smaller wrists with two new Royal Oak Selfwinding models in 34 and 37 mm combining 18-carat white gold, baguette-cut diamonds and a smoked blue dial.

While the dial’s expressive blue hue is obtained by Physical Vapour Deposition (PVD), the smoked effect is achieved by meticulously spraying coloured varnish onto the periphery, while the dial is rotating. The colour gradation evolving from the centre outwards further accentuates the guilloché motif.

The 32 baguette-cut diamonds illuminating the bezel – a first for the 34 mm Royal Oak Selfwinding line – are echoed by the 12 baguette-cut diamond hour-markers punctuating the dial.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding 34 mm in white gold with smoked blue dial
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding 34 mm in white gold with smoked blue dial

The coloured dial is also enriched with white gold hands filled with luminescent coating as well as with the embossed gold “Audemars Piguet” signature at 12 o’clock.

Introduced last year on 34 mm and 37 mm models, this logo has been obtained through galvanic growth: each letter is connected with minuscule links and is affixed onto the dial by hand with tiny legs almost invisible to the naked eye.

Movement

The two timepieces indicate the hours, minutes, seconds and date. The 34 mm reference is powered by the selfwinding Calibre 5800 which has a frequency of 4 Hz and a power reserve of minimum 50 hours. The 37 mm timepiece encloses the self-winding Calibre 5900, endowed with a frequency of 4Hz and 60 hours of autonomy.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding 37 mm in white gold with smoked blue dial
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding 37 mm in white gold with smoked blue dial

Both movements are fitted with the collection’s 22-carat pink gold oscillating weight finished with sandblasting, satin-finishing and polished chamfers that can be admired through the two timepieces’ sapphire caseback.

Other refined Haute Horlogerie decorations such as Côtes de Genève, trait-tirés, snailing and circular graining adorn the two mechanisms.

Royal Oak with Smoked Blue Dial 38 mm

The Royal Oak Selfwinding Chronograph in 38 mm is offered in a new colourway, pairing an 18- carat white gold case with a deep smoked blue Grande Tapisserie dial and a bezel set with 32 baguette-cut diamonds.

The smoked blue dial is complemented with a date and three snailed counters: the hours counter at 9 o’clock, the minutes counter at 3, the small seconds at 6.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding Chronograph 38 mm in white gold with smoked blue dial
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding Chronograph 38 mm in white gold with smoked blue dial

The dial’s deep blue hues are countered by bright accents. Meanwhile, the white gold hands, filled with luminescent coating aiding legibility in dim light, are complemented with the applied gold “Audemars Piguet” signature below noon. Baguette-cut diamond hour-markers echo the glowing bezel, while playing with the Royal Oak’s strong lines and multiple facets.

Finished with an alternation of satin brushing and polished chamfers, the case and bracelet engage with light like the facets of a diamond.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding Chronograph 38 mm in white gold with smoked blue dial

Moreover, the self-winding Calibre 2385 which beats at a frequency of 3 Hz and provides 40 hours of autonomy. The watch is fitted with a solid 18-carat white gold caseback.

Summary

These three new timepieces are endowed with the latest ergonomic design introduced in 2022 on a selection of 34-, 37-, 38- and 41-mm sized references for the 50th anniversary of the Royal Oak.

The bevels adorning the top and bottom of the case have been enlarged to enhance the play of light between the satin-finished and polished surfaces, further emphasising the slender aesthetic of the design. For its part, the caseback has been slightly more integrated into the case middle to sit more comfortably on the wrist.

The finesse of this new case design continues onto the integrated bracelet with the first four links that are now trapezoid in shape and no longer parallel.

This more pronounced decrease in thickness brings forward the bracelet’s taper for more visual appeal. Furthermore, the links are thinner throughout the bracelet, and therefore lighter, offering added comfort and optimum ergonomics.

These three timepieces present the new design evolution, smaller case sizes, elegant smoked blue tapisserie dials and baguette diamond indexes and bezels for a new interpretation of this soughtafter model.

Technical details

Model: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding 34 mm
Reference 77451BC.ZZ.1261BC.01

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding 34mm in white gold with smoked blue dial

Case
18-carat white gold case, bezel set with 32 baguette-cut diamonds, glareproofed sapphire crystal and caseback, water-resistant to 50 m.
Case thickness: 8.8 mm

Dial
Smoked blue dial with Grande Tapisserie pattern
Baguette-cut diamond hour-markers
White gold Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating

Movement
Selfwinding Calibre 5800
Total diameter: 23.9 mm (10 ½ lignes)
Total thickness: 4 mm
Number of jewels: 28
Number of parts: 186
Minimum power reserve guaranteed: 50 h
Frequency of balance wheel: 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations/hour)

Functions
Hours, minutes, centre seconds and date

Bracelet
18-carat white gold bracelet with AP folding clasp

Model: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding 37 mm
Reference 15551BC.ZZ.1356BC.01

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding 37 mm in white gold with smoked blue dial

Case
18-carat white gold case, bezel set with 32 baguette-cut diamonds, glareproofed sapphire crystal and caseback, water-resistant to 50 m.
Case thickness: 9.4 mm

Dial
Smoked blue dial with Grande Tapisserie pattern
Baguette-cut diamond hour-markers
White gold Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating

Movement
Selfwinding Calibre 5900
Total diameter: 26.2 mm (11 ½ lignes)
Total thickness: 4 mm
Number of jewels: 29
Number of parts: 186
Minimum power reserve guaranteed: 60 h
Frequency of balance wheel: 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations/hour)

Functions
Hours, minutes, centre seconds and date

Bracelet
18-carat white gold bracelet with AP folding clasp

Model: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding Chronograph 38 mm
Reference 26715BC.ZZ.1356BC.01

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding Chronograph 38 mm in white gold with smoked blue dial

Case
18-carat white gold case
Bezel set with 32 baguette-cut diamonds
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal
Screw-locked crown
Water-resistant to 50 m
Case thickness: 11 mm

Dial
Smoked blue dial with Grande Tapisserie pattern
Blue counters and external zones
Baguette-cut diamond hour-markers
White gold Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating

Movement
Selfwinding Calibre 2385
Total diameter: 26.2 mm (11 ½ lignes)
Total thickness: 5.5 mm
Number of jewels: 37
Number of parts: 304
Minimum power reserve guaranteed: 40 h
Frequency of balance wheel: 3 Hz (21,600 vibrations/hour)

Functions
Chronograph, hours, minutes, small seconds and date

Bracelet
18-carat white gold bracelet with AP folding clasp