Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Minute Repeater Supersonnerie in Titanium

Audemars Piguet unveils a new version of its Royal Oak Minute Repeater Supersonnerie in titanium. This complicated limited production watch is equipped with the ground-breaking in-house hand-wound Calibre 2953 which is protected by three patents. The timepiece is adorned with a refined and highly stylised guilloché dial in smoked grey hues to complement the titanium case.

Developed by Audemars Piguet and launched in 2016 in the Royal Oak Concept collection, the Supersonnerie mechanism endows this new minute repeater model with the volume and resonance usually associated with pocket watches. This patented technology results from 8 years of research in collaboration with EPFL, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne. Inspired by the sonic power of older minute repeater watches as well as by the harmony of musical instruments, a dedicated community of watchmakers, technicians, academics and musicians reviewed the case construction to produce a new chiming technology.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Minute Repeater Supersonnerie in Titanium

The exceptional acoustic performance, sound quality and harmonic tone are granted by the patented gongs, case construction and striking regulator developed at the time. The gongs are not attached to the mainplate, but to a new device acting as soundboard, which improves sound transmission and boosts sound amplification. The redesigned striking regulator – the device that sets the pace of the hours, quarters and minutes chiming sequence– has been revised and now incorporates an innovative, more flexible anchor system which absorbs shocks and eliminates unwanted noise.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Minute Repeater Supersonnerie in Titanium

Furthermore, an astute mechanical modification of the chiming sequence has mitigated the quarter-hour pause between the chiming of the minutes and the hours, when the watch does not strike the quarter hours. Last but not least, a security function prevents the wearer from activating the hand-setting function while the minute repeater mechanism is striking.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Minute Repeater Supersonnerie in Titanium

This technology equips the Manufacture’s latest hand-wound minute repeater movement, Calibre 2953. With its 362 components, it attests to Audemars Piguet’s uncompromising spirit with its blend of advanced technology and refined, traditional finishing.

This 42 mm Royal Oak Minute Repeater Supersonnerie encompasses a titanium case and bracelet both meticulously finished with an alternation of satin-brushing and polishing.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Minute Repeater Supersonnerie in Titanium

Furthering the piece’s monochromatic aesthetic, the smoked grey “Grande Tapisserie” dial subtly progresses into dark hues towards the dial’s extremity, nearly reaching pure black at the edges. It is complemented with white gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating for optimum legibility. The black small seconds counter at 6 o’clock echoes the inner bezel, while its snailed finishing contrasts with the Tapisserie motif.

The titanium caseback is engraved with the “Royal Oak Supersonnerie” indication and a sound wave motif.

Technical details

Model: Royal Oak Minute Repeater Supersonnerie / 42 mm
Reference: 26591TI.OO.1252TI.03

Case
Titanium case, glare-proofed sapphire crystal, screw-locked crown, water-resistant to 50 m

Movement
Hand-wound Calibre 2953
Total diameter: 30 mm (13 lignes)
Total thickness: 6 mm
Number of jewels: 32
Number of parts: 362
Minimum guaranteed power reserve: 72 h
Frequency of balance wheel: 3 Hz (21,600 vibrations/hour)

Functions
Minute repeater Supersonnerie, hours, minutes and small seconds

Dial
Smoked grey dial with “Grande Tapisserie” pattern, black small seconds counter, white gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating, black inner bezel.

Bracelet
Titanium bracelet with AP folding clasp

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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold Self-winding Chronograph, New Versions with a “Grande Tapisserie” Black or Blue Dial

Audemars Piguet has released two new versions of the Royal Oak Frosted Gold Selfwinding Chronograph equipped with the latest generation chronograph movement, the Calibre 4401, now visible through a sapphire caseback.

Presented in a choice of 18-carat white or pink gold, the two 41 mm timepieces are respectively complemented with a “Grande Tapisserie” black or blue dial enriched with contrasting counters matching with the case’s colour.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold Self-winding Chronograph white gold version with black Grande Tapisserie pattern dial

Audemars Piguet has matched the hue of the case and bracelet with the tone of the counters positioned on the “Grande Tapisserie” dial. The white gold model features a black dial with contrasting rhodium-toned counters, while the pink gold option combines a blue dial with pink gold-toned counters.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold Self-winding Chronograph Pink gold version with blue Grande Tapisserie pattern dial

The play with contrasts augments readability and imbues the composition with a modern and graceful look. The applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands, adorned with luminescent coating, are formed of 18-carat gold, matching the shade of the case. The minute counter and hour counter have been repositioned, improving legibility, while the date window is located closer to the inner bezel.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold Self-winding Chronograph white gold version with black Grande Tapisserie pattern dial

The case and bracelet are decorated with Frosted Gold and polished chamfers, evincing a shimmering sparkle depending on the prevailing light. The Frosted Gold finishing takes inspiration from an ancient Florentine jewellery technique, reinterpreted by Carolina Bucci in her contemporary jewellery creations.

The jewellery designer assisted the Manufacture’s craftspeople in developing it into a horological craft suited to the Royal Oak’s case and bracelet. The resultant “diamond-dust” effect is achieved by gently tapping the case and bracelet with a diamond-tipped tool. This artisanal process imbues the various surfaces with small indentations which exhibit a brilliant appearance similar to that of precious stones.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold Self-winding Chronograph Pink gold version with blue Grande Tapisserie pattern dial

At the heart of this watch is the Manufacture’s latest generation chronograph movement, the self-winding Calibre 4401, now visible through the sapphire caseback. It is fully integrated and features a column wheel and a flyback function. Unlike a regular chronograph, the flyback function allows the wearer to stop, reset and start the chronograph in one simple action. The column wheel works in collaboration with a vertical clutch system.

When the chronograph is started or stopped, the hands respond accordingly without any hint of jumping. Furthermore, the push-pieces feel smooth when pressed. A patented zero resetting mechanism ensures that each one of the counter hands instantaneously resets to zero.

The sapphire caseaback of the Royal Oak Frosted Gold Self-winding Chronograph affords sight of the integrated chronograph’s column wheel and the so-called “dance” of the chronograph hammers. When the reset push-piece is activated, the hammers, driven by an operating lever, hit the chronograph’s heart-piece cams to bring the chronograph wheels and hands back to zero.

Moreover, the wearer is granted views of the 22-carat pink gold oscillating weight and refined finishing, including “Côtes de Genève,” circular graining, circular satin and polished chamfers throughout.

Initially, these two Royal Oak Frosted Gold Self-winding Chronograph models were launched exclusively in Japan during September 2021, before being available globally as of early October for reference 26239BC.GG.1224BC.02 and from mid-November 2021 for the reference 26239OR.GG.1224OR.01.

Technical details

Movement
Self-winding Calibre 4401
Total diameter: 32 mm (14lignes)
Total thickness: 6.8 mm
Number of parts: 381
Number of jewels: 40
Minimum power reserve guaranteed: 70 h
Frequency of balance wheel: 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations/hour)

Functions
Flyback chronograph, hours, minutes, small seconds and date

Model: Royal Oak Frosted Gold Self-winding Chronograph / 41 mm
Reference: 26239BC.GG.1224BC.02

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold Self-winding Chronograph white gold version with black Grande Tapisserie pattern dial

Case
Hammered 18-carat white gold case, glare-proofed sapphire crystal and caseback, screw-locked crown, water-resistant to 50m
Case thickness: 12.4 mm

Dial
Black dial with “Grande Tapisserie” pattern, rhodium-toned counters, white gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating.

Bracelet
Hammered 18-carat white gold bracelet with AP folding clasp

Model: Royal Oak Frosted Gold Self-winding Chronograph / 41 mm
Reference: 26239OR.GG.1224OR.01

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold Self-winding Chronograph Pink gold version with blue Grande Tapisserie pattern dial

Case
Hammered 18-carat pink gold case, glare-proofed sapphire crystal and caseback, screw-locked crown, water-resistant to 50m
Case thickness: 12.4 mm

Dial
Blue dial with “Grande Tapisserie” pattern, pink gold-toned counters, pink gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating.

Bracelet
Hammered 18-carat pink gold bracelet with AP folding clasp

Images © Courtesy of Audemars Piguet

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold Self-winding 34 mm

Audemars Piguet has recently expanded its 34 mm Royal Oak Self-winding collection, established in April 2020, with a new reference shimmering with Frosted Gold – a jewellery technique developed in 2016 in collaboration with Italian jewellery designer Carolina Bucci. The 18-carat white gold piece is further enhanced with a Tapisserie dial in new shades of blue.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold Self-winding 34 mm

The new 18-carat white gold Royal Oak model shimmers with Frosted Gold. The sparkle effect adorning the case and bracelet provides a rich contrast with the polished bevels of the bezel, screws, crown and links. In harmony with the timepiece’s design, the newly introduced light blue PVD-coated dial subtly plays with ambient light. It is enriched with a “Grande Tapisserie” pattern, as well as white gold hour-markers and hands matching with the case.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold Self-winding 34 mm

The 34 mm diameter offers an ergonomic aesthetics perfectly suited to the slenderest wrists. Calibre 5800 and its dedicated pink gold oscillating weight can be admired through the glare-proofed sapphire caseback. This hour, minute, second and date movement features 50 hours of power reserve.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold Self-winding 34 mm

The Frosted Gold finishing takes inspiration from an ancient Florentine jewellery technique, reinterpreted by Carolina Bucci in her contemporary jewellery creations. The jewellery designer assisted the Manufacture’s craftspeople in developing it into a horological craft suited to the Royal Oak’s case and bracelet.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold Self-winding 34 mm

Tiny indentations are created on the gold surface with a diamond-tipped tool, giving a shimmering effect similar to that of precious stones, like “diamond dust.”This finishing highlights the Royal Oak’s unique geometry and design codes, while capturing attention from a distance. Today, the technique resulting from the collaboration between the two workshops is adapted once more, this time to enhance the 34 mm model with an added touch of femininity and refinement.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold Self-winding 34 mm

The collaboration between Audemars Piguet and Carolina Bucci debuted in 2016 when the Manufacture challenged the jewellery designer to reinterpret the original Royal Oak for women sketched by Jacqueline Dimier in 1976. The resulting Royal Oak timepieces paved the way for numerous Frosted Gold models across the Manufacture’s collections. These timepieces blending jewellery and fine watchmaking pay tribute to the Manufacture’s long history of jewellery watches.

Technical details

Model: Royal Oak Frosted Gold Self-winding / 34 mm
Reference: 77353BC.GG.1263BC.01

Case
Hammered 18-carat white gold case, glare-proofed sapphire crystal and caseback, water-resistant to 50 m
Case thickness: 8.8 mm

Dial
Light blue dial with “Grande Tapisserie” pattern, white gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating.

Movement
Self-winding Calibre 5800
Total diameter: 23.9 mm (10½ lignes)
Total thickness: 3.9 mm
Number of jewels: 29
Number of parts: 186
Minimum guaranteed power reserve: 50 hours
Frequency of balance wheel: 4Hz (28,800 vibrations/hours)

Functions
Hours, minutes, centre seconds and date

Bracelet
Hammered 18-carat white gold bracelet with AP folding clasp

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Open-worked Paved with Diamonds

Launched in Italy in September 2021 and available globally from October, the new 18-carat pink gold Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Open-worked timepiece by Audemars Piguet is adorned with 436 baguette-cut diamonds. This 41 mm iteration complements the elegant model in white gold released in 2020. The diamonds’ purity and shimmering effect create interesting plays of light and illuminate the cutting-edge double balance wheel mechanism visible on both sides of the watch.

The 436 baguette-cut diamonds adorning the case, bracelet and bezel of the new Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Open-worked have been carefully selected to respond to the Manufacture’s highest criteria in terms of clarity, cut and colour. The diamonds have been individually cut and polished to reach clear and sharp angles before being invisibly set by hand.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Open-worked Paved with Diamonds

The glittering case and bracelet illuminate the open-worked mechanism, whose rhodium-toned hues harmoniously echo the grey shades of the inner bezel and reflecting diamonds.

To add a subtle hint of colour, the hour-markers are adorned with 11 pink gold-toned baguette-cut sapphires, around which rotate the 18-carat pink gold Royal Oak hands. Visible through the sapphire caseback, the 22-carat pink gold double balance wheel pushes the contrast further for a refined touch down to the last detail.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Open-worked Paved with Diamonds

The diamond-set pink gold bezel offers a scintillating frame to Calibre 3132, equipped with a double balance wheel mechanism. This patented innovation, released by Audemars Piguet in 2016, improves the watch’s precision and stability. By incorporating two balance wheels and two hairsprings assembled on the same axis, the system oscillates in perfect synchrony. Visible on both sides of the case, the double balance wheel confers a rare glimpse at the watch’s beating heart.

In addition, the open-worked bridges reveal part of the gear train on the dial and caseback sides. An Audemars Piguet speciality since the 1930s, open-working is an art balancing aesthetic and function.

Technical details

Model: Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Open-worked / 41 mm
Reference: 15417OR.ZZ.1267OR.01

Case
18-carat pink gold case and bezel set with baguette-cut diamonds, glare-proofed sapphire crystal and caseback, screw-locked crown, water-resistant to 50 m.
Case thickness: 10 mm

Dial
Rhodium-toned open-worked movement, hour-markers set with pink gold-toned baguette-cut sapphires, pink gold Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating, grey inner bezel

Movement
Self-winding Calibre 3132
Total diameter: 26.6mm (11 ¾ lignes)
Total thickness: 5.6mm
Number of jewels: 38
Number of parts: 245
Minimum power reserve guaranteed: 45 h
Frequency of balance wheel: 3 Hz (21,600 vibrations/hour)

Functions
Hours, minutes, centre seconds

Bracelet
18-carat pink gold bracelet set with baguette-cut diamonds with 18-carat pink gold AP folding clasp set with baguette-cut diamonds

Gem-setting
436 baguette-cut diamonds and 11 baguette-cut sapphires for a total of 44.8 carats

Images © Courtesy of Audemars Piguet

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon

Audemars Piguet presents a small series of six new Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon models in white or pink gold glittering with an array of graded coloured gemstones and diamonds, each offering unexpected and variegated plays of light.

The new timepieces are decorated with a variety of brilliant-cut or baguette-cut gemstones. While four models are paved with graded blue sapphires, two feature multicoloured gemstones creating a rainbow effect.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon

Finding the right stones, colours and contrasts was a crucial step in the design of each piece and no easy task for timepieces set with as many as 468 brilliant-or 208 baguette-cut graded gems.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon 38.5 mm, Reference: 26227BC.SS.D326CR.01(with hand-stitched “large square-scale” blue alligator strap)

For the two rainbow models, 12 different types of multicoloured gemstones, including rubies, tsavorites, emeralds, topaz, tanzanites, amethysts and various coloured sapphires, have been meticulously chosen to offer vivid hues and a smooth gradation when combined.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon

The progressing shades of red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple also bring out the geometry of the case and bezel, reflecting light to create a unique optical experience akin to that of a rainbow.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon

While one model combines a diamond-set case and dial with a baguette-cut rainbow bezel, the other has been fully paved with brilliant-cut multicoloured gemstones.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon 38.5 mm, Reference: 26227BC.YY.D326CR.01(with hand-stitched “large square-scale” blue alligator strap)

The diamonds and coloured gemstones adorning the new models have been individually cut and polished to reach the desired shape and size before being set in gold by the hand of expert jewellers. The gem-setting of the dial represented an added challenge due to the diminutive size of the design and movement components.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon

Two pieces of the new Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon series, available in 18-carat white or pink gold, are covered with 208 baguette-cut graded blue sapphires.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon 38.5 mm, Reference: 26228BC.SS.D314CR.01(with hand-stitched “large square-scale” blue alligator strap)

The sapphires have been cut in 144 different sizes to match the curves of the Royal Oak Concept case and the architecture of the dial and movement components.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon

The new Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon timepieces bring a colourful vibe to the collection. The dial of the new offering shimmers with faceted pyramids paved with blue sapphires, diamonds or rainbow-coloured gemstones, revealing part of the movement ticking within.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon

The open-worked barrel of hand-wound Calibre 2951, visible at 11 o’clock, gives a rare glimpse at the coiled mainspring. The satin-finished bridges with polished angles and white lacquered decorations, visible in the background of the open-worked dial, can also be admired through the sapphire caseback.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon 38.5 mm, Reference: 26229BC.ZY.D326CR.01(with hand-stitched “large square-scale” blue alligator strap)

The flying tourbillon, which compensates for the effect of gravity and enhances the watch’s accuracy, makes its rotation at 6 o’clock. The tourbillon is set with brilliant-cut gemstones.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon 38.5 mm, Reference: 26228OR.SS.D314CR.01(with hand-stitched “large square-scale” blue alligator strap)

The original Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon was the first Audemars Piguet watch to be equipped with a flying tourbillon, along with the Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon GMT.

Technical details

Movement
Hand-wound Calibre 2951
Total diameter: 29.5mm (13lignes)
Total thickness: 4.75 mm
Number of jewels: 17
Number of parts: 225
Minimum guaranteed power reserve: 77 h
Frequency of balance wheel: 3 Hz (21,600 vibrations/hour)

Functions
Flying tourbillon, hours and minutes

Model: Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon/ 38.5 mm
Reference: 26227BC.SS.D326CR.01

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon reference 26227BC-SS-D326CR-01

Case
18-carat white gold case set with brilliant-cut graded blue sapphires, glare-proofed sapphire crystal and caseback, crown set with a translucent sapphire cabochon, water-resistant to 20 m.
Case thickness: 11.4 mm

Dial
18-carat white gold open-worked dial and inner bezel set with brilliant-cut diamonds, open-worked white gold hands.

Strap
Hand-stitched “large square-scale” blue alligator strap with 18-carat white gold AP folding clasp set with brilliant-cut blue sapphires. Additional blue rubber strap with “constellation” decoration

Setting
320 brilliant-cut graded blue sapphires (case, bezel, buckle) (~ 3.414carats)
77 brilliant-cut diamonds (inner bezel) (~ 0.44 carats)
62 brilliant-cut diamonds (dial) (~0.16 carats)
9 brilliant-cut diamonds (tourbillon) (~0.02 carats)

Model: Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon / 38.5 mm
Reference: 26227BC.YY.D326CR.01

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon reference 26227BC-YY-D326CR-01

Case
18-carat white gold case and bezel set with brilliant-cut multicoloured gemstones, glare-proofed sapphire crystal and caseback, crown set with a translucent sapphire cabochon, water-resistant to 20 m.
Case thickness: 11.4 mm

Dial
Open-worked 18-carat white gold dial and inner bezel set with brilliant-cut multicoloured gemstones, open-worked white gold hands.

Strap
Hand-stitched “large square-scale” blue alligator strap with 18-carat white gold AP folding clasp set with brilliant-cut multicoloured gemstones
Additional blue rubber strap with “constellation” decoration

Setting
397 brilliant-cut multicoloured gemstones (case, bezel, inner bezel, buckle) (~ 3.414 carats)
62 brilliant-cut multicoloured gemstones (dial) (~0.17 carats)
9 brilliant-cut blue sapphires (tourbillon) (~0.012 carats)

Model: Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon / 38.5 mm
Reference: 26227BC.SS.D314CR.01

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon reference 26227BC-SS-D314CR-01

Case
18-carat white gold case set with brilliant-cut graded blue sapphires, bezel set with brilliant-cut blue sapphires, glare-proofed sapphire crystal and caseback, crown set with a translucent sapphire cabochon, water-resistant to 20 m.
Case thickness: 11.4 mm

Dial
18-carat white gold open-worked dial and inner bezel set with brilliant-cut blue sapphires, open-worked white gold hands.

Strap
Hand-stitched “large square-scale” light blue alligator strap with 18-carat white gold AP folding clasp set with brilliant-cut blue sapphires. Additional light blue rubber strap with “constellation” decoration

Setting
397 brilliant-cut graded blue sapphires (case, bezel, inner bezel, buckle) (~4.198 carats)
62 brilliant-cut blue sapphires (dial) (~0.17 carats)
9 brilliant-cut blue sapphires (tourbillon) (~0.012 carats)

Model: Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon / 38.5 mm
Reference: 26229BC.ZY.D326CR.01

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon reference 26229BC-ZY-D326CR-01

Case
18-carat white gold case set with brilliant-cut diamonds, bezel set with baguette-cut multicoloured gemstones, glare-proofed sapphire crystal and caseback, crown set with a translucent sapphire cabochon, water-resistant to 20 m.
Case thickness: 11.6 mm

Dial
18-carat white gold open-worked dial and inner bezel set with brilliant-cut diamonds, open-worked white gold hands

Strap
Hand-stitched “large square-scale” light blue alligator strap with 18-carat white gold AP folding clasp set with brilliant-cut diamonds
Additional light blue rubber strap with “constellation” decoration

Setting
357 brilliant-cut diamonds (case, inner bezel, buckle) (~2.81 carats)
32 baguette-cut multicoloured gemstones (bezel) (~1.67 carats)
62 brilliant-cut diamonds (dial) (~0.16 carats)
9 brilliant-cut diamonds (tourbillon) (~0.02 carats)

Model: Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon / 38.5 mm
Reference: 26228OR.SS.D314CR.01

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon reference 26228OR-SS-D314CR-01

 

Case
18-carat pink gold case set with baguette-cut graded blue sapphires, bezel set with baguette-cut blue sapphires, glare-proofed sapphire crystal and caseback, crown set with a translucent sapphire cabochon, water-resistant to 20 m.
Case thickness: 11.6 mm

Dial
18-carat pink gold open-worked dial and inner bezel set with baguette-cut blue sapphires, open-worked pink gold hands.

Strap
Hand-stitched “large square-scale” light blue alligator strap with 18-carat pink gold AP folding clasp set with baguette-cut blue sapphires
Additional light blue rubber strap with “constellation” decoration

Setting
182 baguette-cut graded blue sapphires (case, bezel, inner bezel, buckle) (~9.16 carats)
26 baguette-cut blue sapphires (dial) (~0.32 carats)
9 brilliant-cut blue sapphires (tourbillon) (~0.012 carats)

Model: Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon / 38.5 mm
Reference: 26228BC.SS.D314CR.01

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon reference 26228BC-SS-D314CR-01

Case
18-carat white gold case set with baguette-cut graded blue sapphires, bezel set with baguette-cut blue sapphires, glare-proofed sapphire crystal and caseback, crown set with a translucent sapphire cabochon, water-resistant to 20 m.
Case thickness: 11.6 mm

Dial
18-carat white gold open-worked dial and inner bezel set with baguette-cut blue sapphires, open-worked white gold hands.

Strap
Hand-stitched “large square-scale” light blue alligator strap with 18-carat white gold AP folding clasp set with baguette-cut blue sapphires. Additional light blue rubber strap with “constellation” decoration

Setting
182 baguette-cut graded blue sapphires (case, bezel, inner bezel, buckle) (~9.16 carats)
26 baguette-cut blue sapphires (dial) (~0.32 carats)
9 brilliant-cut blue sapphires (tourbillon) (~0.012 carats)

Availability

The four pieces set with brilliant-cut gemstones are available in select Audemars Piguet points of sale from October 2021. The two models set with baguette-cut sapphires will be available in 2022.

Images © Courtesy of Audemars Piguet

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold Double Balance Wheel Open-worked in 37 and 41 mm (new versions with gem-set rainbow bezel)

Swiss Haute Horlogerie manufacturer Audemars Piguet has recently expanded its Royal Oak Frosted Gold Double Balance Wheel Open-worked series by launching three new references in 41 mm and two in 37 mm, all displaying a rainbow bezel composed of multicoloured gemstones. The attention to detail at the heart of these timepieces and their interplay of colours, materials and refined decorations draw inspirations from diverse worlds, including Haute Joaillerie and Haute Couture.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold Double Balance Wheel Open-worked in 37 and 41 mm (new versions with gem-set rainbow bezel)

The scintillating effect of the Frosted Gold case and bracelet is emphasized by the array of vivid and brilliant rainbow-coloured gemstones carefully selected to reach a harmonious colour spectrum. These contrasted plays of light illuminate the Manufacture’s state-of-the-art open-worked double balance wheel mechanism visible on both sides of the watch. Blending age-old techniques with contemporary design, these new timepieces radiate timeless elegance.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold Double Balance Wheel Open-worked in 37 and 41 mm (new versions with gem-set rainbow bezel)
Audemars Piguet presents a new rainbow bezel set with 12 different types of multi-coloured gem-stones, including ruby, tsavorite, emerald, topaz, tanzanite, amethyst and a variety of coloured sapphires. Each of the 32 baguette-cut gemstones composing the rainbow has been meticulously chosen to offer vivid hues, a smooth gradation and seamless harmony when combined. The progressing shades of red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple also bring out the octagonal geometry of the bezel.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold Double Balance Wheel Open-worked in 37 and 41 mm (new versions with gem-set rainbow bezel)

The 32 gemstones have been individually cut and polished to present sharp and clear angles, before being set by hand on the gold bezel. Perfectly aligned, the gemstones reflect light to create a unique optical experience akin to that of a rainbow.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold Double Balance Wheel Open-worked in 37 and 41 mm (new versions with gem-set rainbow bezel)

The case and bracelet of the 37 and 41 mm models in white, pink or yellow gold shimmer with Frosted Gold – a finishing technique first produced in collaboration with Carolina Bucci in 2016 for the 40th anniversary of the ladies’ Royal Oak. The jewellery designer has reinterpreted this ancient technique in her contemporary jewellery creations and assisted the Manufacture’s craftspeople in developing it into a horological craft suited to the Royal Oak’s case and bracelet.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold Double Balance Wheel Open-worked in 37 and 41 mm (new versions with gem-set rainbow bezel)

Tiny indentations are created on the gold surface with a diamond-tipped tool, giving a sparkle effect similar to that of precious stones, like “diamond dust.” Superposed to the bezel’s polished bevels, this finishing highlights the Royal Oak’s unique geometry and design codes, while capturing attention from a distance.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold Double Balance Wheel Open-worked in 37 and 41 mm (new versions with gem-set rainbow bezel)

The rainbow bezel and Frosted Gold case open onto the open-worked Manufacture movement, Calibre 3132, and its double balance wheel mechanism. This patented innovation, released by Audemars Piguet in 2016, improves the watch’s precision and stability. By incorporating two balance wheels and two hairsprings assembled on the same axis, the system oscillates in perfect synchrony. Visible on both sides of the case, the double balance wheel confers a rare glimpse at the watch’s beating heart.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold Double Balance Wheel Open-worked in 37 and 41 mm (new versions with gem-set rainbow bezel)

In addition, the open-worked bridges reveal part of the gear train on the dial and caseback sides. An Audemars Piguet speciality since the 1930s, open-working is an art balancing aesthetics and function.

For the first time, the Royal Oak Frosted Gold Double Balance Wheel Open-worked in 41 mm displays a rainbow-coloured bezel. Frosted Gold models in yellow and pink gold also make their debut in the collection.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold Double Balance Wheel Open-worked in 37 and 41 mm (new versions with gem-set rainbow bezel)

Keeping with the aesthetics of the current 41 mm offering, the new yellow, pink or white Frosted Gold case and bracelet are contrasted by the open-worked movement’s slate grey NAC-coated bridges and enhanced by the dial’s black inner bezel. The two-tone design is accentuated as the double balance wheel at 8 o’clock takes on yellow gold-toned, pink gold-toned or rhodium-toned hues to echo the case’s colour. Similarly, the hour-markers and luminescent Royal Oak hands are crafted in yellow, pink or white gold.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold Double Balance Wheel Open-worked in 37 and 41 mm (new versions with gem-set rainbow bezel)

The Manufacture releases two new 37 mm Royal Oak Frosted Gold Double Balance Wheel Open-worked references in 18-carat pink and yellow gold for the smaller wrists to complement the 18-carat white gold piece launched in 2019. Both sport a matching pink or yellow gold-toned open-worked movement, sharply contrasted by the blackened open-worked barrel at 1 o’clock which discloses the watch’s mainspring.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold Double Balance Wheel Open-worked in 37 and 41 mm (new versions with gem-set rainbow bezel)

In the same tone as the movement and case, the pink or yellow gold hour-makers and luminescent Royal Oak hands blend in to foreground the artistry of Calibre 3132.

The new Royal Oak Frosted Gold Double Balance Wheel in 37 and 41 mm is exclusively available in Audemars Piguet’s Boutiques from October 2021.

Technical details

Movement
Self-winding Calibre 3132
Total diameter: 26.6mm (11 ¾ lignes)
Total thickness: 5.6mm
Number of jewels: 38
Number of parts: 245
Minimum guaranteed power reserve: 45 h
Frequency of balance wheel: 3 Hz (21,600 vibrations/hour)

Functions
Hours, minutes and centre seconds

Model: Royal Oak Frosted Gold Double Balance Wheel Open-worked / 41 mm
Reference: 15412OR.YG.1224OR.01

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold Double Balance Wheel Open-worked 41mm with Hammered 18-carat pink gold case and rainbow bezel

Case
Hammered 18-carat pink gold case, bezel set with 32 “rainbow” baguette-cut multicoloured gemstones, glare-proofed sapphire crystal and caseback, screw-locked crown, water-resistant to 50 m.
Case thickness: 10 mm.

Dial
Open-worked slate grey dial, pink gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating.

Bracelet
Hammered 18-carat pink gold bracelet with AP folding clasp

Model: Royal Oak Frosted Gold Double Balance Wheel Open-worked / 41 mm
Reference: 15412BA.YG.1224BA.01

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold Double Balance Wheel Open-worked 41mm with Hammered 18-carat yellow gold case and rainbow bezel

Case
Hammered 18-carat yellow gold case, bezel set with “rainbow” baguette-cut multicoloured gemstones, glare-proofed sapphire crystal and caseback, screw-locked crown, water-resistant to 50 m.
Case thickness: 10 mm.

Dial
Open-worked slate grey dial, yellow gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating.

Bracelet
Hammered 18-carat yellow gold bracelet with AP folding clasp

Model: Royal Oak Frosted Gold Double Balance Wheel Open-worked / 41 mm
Reference: 15412BC.YG.1224BC.03

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold Double Balance Wheel Open-worked 41mm with Hammered 18-carat white gold case and rainbow bezel

Case
Hammered 18-carat white gold case, bezel set with “rainbow” baguette-cut multicoloured gemstones, glare-proofed sapphire crystal and caseback, screw-locked crown, water-resistant to 50 m.
Case thickness: 10 mm.

Dial
Open-worked slate grey dial, white gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating

Bracelet
Hammered 18-carat white gold bracelet with AP folding clasp

Model: Royal Oak Frosted Gold Double Balance Wheel Open-worked / 37 mm
Reference: 15468OR.YG.1259OR.01

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold Double Balance Wheel Open-worked 37mm with Hammered 18-carat pink gold case and rainbow bezel

Case
Hammered 18-carat pink gold case, bezel set with “rainbow” baguette-cut multicoloured gemstones, glare-proofed sapphire crystal and caseback, screw-locked crown, water-resistant to 50 m.
Case thickness: 10 mm.

Dial
Pink gold-toned open-worked dial, pink gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating.

Bracelet
Hammered 18-carat pink gold bracelet with AP folding clasp

Model: Royal Oak Frosted Gold Double Balance Wheel Open-worked / 37 mm
Reference: 15468BA.YG.1259BA.01

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold Double Balance Wheel Open-worked 37mm with Hammered 18-carat yellow gold case and rainbow bezel

Case
Hammered 18-carat yellow gold case, bezel set with “rainbow” baguette-cut multicoloured gemstones, glare-proofed sapphire crystal and caseback, screw-locked crown, water-resistant to 50 m.
Case thickness: 10 mm.

Dial
Yellow gold-toned open-worked dial, yellow gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating.

Bracelet
Hammered 18-carat yellow gold bracelet with AP folding clasp

Images © Courtesy of Audemars Piguet

Audemars Piguet Builds Two New Modular Production Sites

Swiss Haute Horlogerie manufacturer Audemars Piguet invests in the future with two contemporary and modular production sites able to adapt to the company’s evolving needs. While the Manufacture des Saignoles recently welcomed its employees in Le Locle after three years of construction work, Audemars Piguet just laid the first stone of its new building, named the “Arc”, adjacent to the Manufacture des Forges in Le Brassus.

These two large-scale architectural projects embody Audemars Piguet’s sustainable approach and work culture requiring ever more flexibility and modularity. The two buildings also highlight the brand’s dedication to innovative architectures both integrated into and respectful of their environment.

Situated in Le Locle, the Manufacture des Saignoles hosts the workshops of Audemars Piguet Le Locle – previously known as Renaud &Papi – which specialises in complicated watch mechanisms.

Audemars Piguet Le Locle Manufacture des Saignoles
Audemars Piguet Le Locle Manufacture des Saignoles

The new manufacturing site, whose construction work started in 2018 and ended in the spring 2021, consists of a 10,400 square-metre one-storey building spread on several split levels that have been adapted to the topography and to suit industrial flows. The new building seamlessly integrates the relief of the valley and draws inspiration from the surrounding meadows, boglands and forests.

Conceived by the Swiss architect office Kuník de Morsier, it combines employees’ well-being and comfort, while giving prominence to natural light and new technologies. The building features large bay windows made of SageGlass®, a cost and energy-efficient electrochromic glass that tints automatically depending on natural light. In addition to filling each workshop with light, this type of glass ensures thermal regulation all year long and offers full view of the surrounding landscape.

This “light architecture” has been developed in collaboration with Marilyne Andersen, Professor of Sustainable Construction Techniques at EPFL, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne. Her expertise in natural-light well-being was utilised to develop workspaces responding to the specific needs of each occupation.

In Le Brassus, the construction of the Arc, conceived by Swiss office De Giuli& Portier Architectes, has been entrusted to Steiner SA.

This new U-shaped building will spread on a surface of 17,000 square metres divided between 3 floors and a basement where the technical rooms are located. In addition, the Arc will be connected to the current Manufacture des Forges. Together, the two buildings will reunite under one roof all of Audemars Piguet’s industrial sites currently spread across the Vallée de Joux.

Construction work started in the spring of 2021 and is planned to finish in 2025. Envisioned as an evolving project, the building allows long-term flexibility thanks to its modular layout and anticipates the company’s future needs. At the leading edge of technology, the Arc also privileges daylight thanks to electrochromic SageGlass® windows. This new construction aligns with Audemars Piguet’s commitment to promoting an architecture that is both avant-garde and respectful of its environment.

The new Manufacture des Saignoles has been conceived to favour interconnected workflows, while encouraging creativity, communication and flexibility. The internal modular layout enables to anticipate and adapt to employees’ ever-evolving needs, while facilitating multidisciplinary teamwork.

The geometric building’s spatial organisation and glass dividing walls give full visibility between the workshops, while fostering communication between employees. Visitors can also appreciate the artisans’ meticulous craftsmanship from afar. The new building centres on the human and prioritises social relationships. The “piazza” located in the centre offers a large and convivial meeting space enabling the 190 employees to meet, talk and relax.

The Arc project adjacent to the Manufacture des Forges was conceived with the same principles of flexibility and conviviality in mind. The initial project debuted in 2019 was revised following the pandemic in 2020 and 2021, which confirmed the importance of new modular workspaces.

Similarly to the Saignoles, the Arc revolves around human relationships and artisans’ well-being. It includes a variety of small convivial spaces favouring relaxation and informal communication. The electrochromic glass windows allow daylight to penetrate through the workshops, while providing unencumbered view of the neighbouring landscape. Last but not least, the courtyard situated between the Arc and the Manufacture des Forges will be converted into a garden.

Rooted in Audemars Piguet’s sustainability approach, these two forward-thinking buildings fulfil the requirements of the Minergie® certification (Minergie-ECO® for the Arc) in terms of low environmental impact and modular internal architecture.

Free from fossil fuels for its heating system, the Manufacture des Saignoles combines two wood pellet heating furnaces, a heat pump and additional heat waste recovery elements. In addition, the building includes a system that prevents air draughts and ensures even temperature diffusion all year long. The roof is further equipped with 300 photovoltaic panels, covering a total surface of 480 square metres, for a power capacity of 80kW.

In Le Brassus, everything has been conceived to reduce the Arc’s carbon footprint. The project has been developed from an ecological standpoint and incorporates a carefully-designed partial land use plan. A green roof will recreate an ideal biotope for insects and birds, while offering a panoramic view from the Marchairuz pass in harmony with the Vallée de Joux’s meadows.

The project will benefit from a cutting-edge energy management plan: in addition to using industrial waste heat, the Arc will be connected to the remote fossil-free wood-based heating system, Le Brassus Bois, situated next to the train station.

Photovoltaic panels will provide the Manufacture with an additional source of renewable energy. In addition, the use of renewable construction materials has been prioritised to respond to the Minergie-ECO® requirements. The “ECO” mention addresses additional health and ecological construction aspects.

To give more life to the curved 350-metre long façade, the architects suggested a stylised system of metallic frames to reduce birds’ collision risk and limit reflection discomfort for its occupants. To remedy against possible flooding, the building will be raised by 80 centimetres, thus allowing to divert water flows through natural evacuation channels, without altering the surrounding landscape.

Built a few steps away from the Le Brassus train station, the Arc will benefit from a parking garage which will be accessible to the community during weekend events. In addition, the company has established an internal carpooling programme and generalised remote working for certain occupation.

In the Saignoles, Audemars Piguet has supported the development of a new bus TransN line in collaboration with Transports Publics Neuchâtelois SA, connecting Le Locle’s city centre to the Saignoles industrial zone, which now has its dedicated stop.

Images: © Courtesy of Audemars Piguet and Iwan Baan

The Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Tourbillon Open-Worked, New Two-tone Version with Shades of Grey

Audemars Piguet presents a new iteration of its 41 mm Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Tourbillon Open-worked. The hand-finished open-worked movement adorning different shades of grey is housed in a two-tone case interweaving18-carat white and pink gold. This gold combination highlights the case’s multifaceted geometry, while providing an elegant contrast.

The Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Tourbillon Open-Worked, New Two-tone Version with Shades of Grey

The two-tone case emphasizes the complex architecture of the Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet. Its extra-thin bezel, stylised lugs and round caseback, all crafted in 18-carat white gold, are subtly contrasted with an 18-carat pink gold octagonal middle case. Each component has been hand finished down to the smallest detail with an alternation of satin-brushing and polished chamfers. The technical complexity notably resides in reaching perfect alignment across the case’s multiplicity of angular and rounded surfaces – an aesthetic only achievable by hand.

Two-tone gold cases are rare at Audemars Piguet yet an integral part of the Manufacture’s history. Out of the 550 complicated wristwatches produced and sold between 1882 and 1969, only 8 examples combined two types of gold. The blend of white and pink gold was exceptional, with only one wristwatch recorded in the Manufacture’s archives before 1978. Although, this combination has become more prevalent in recent decades, it remains a distinct symbol of refinement.

The Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Tourbillon Open-Worked, New Two-tone Version with Shades of Grey

This watch houses a multi-tiered hand-wound tourbillon open-worked movement, Calibre 2948. Its slate grey open-worked plate and bridges are illuminated by a pink gold-toned balance wheel and a light grey open-worked barrel and gear train. The main plate and bridges, visible on both sides of the watch, are finished with vertical satin-brushing for more visual appeal. In addition, the barrel and different wheels are adorned with circular satin.

With 70 hand-polished angles, the hand finishing on this 3.65 mm movement pushes the open-working art to new heights, while the three-tone decoration amplifies the watch’s 3-D effect.

The Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Tourbillon Open-Worked, New Two-tone Version with Shades of Grey

The slate grey lacquered inner bezel complements the open-worked movement and accentuates the extra-thinness of the watch’s bezel, barely visible around the dial. The long 18-carat pink gold hands add a subtle touch of colour in an echo to the balance wheel and middle case.

The double curved sapphire crystal seamlessly integrates the curved extra-thin bezel. Playing with depth and light, this complex glass brings forward the detailed work adorning the open-worked movement.

This complicated timepiece is fitted on a contemporary slate grey textured rubber-coated strap with calfskin lining. The straight integration of the strap in the continuity of the lugs, which have been welded to the extra-thin bezel, further reveals the refined hand finishing adorning the two-tone case.

Technical details

Model: Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Tourbillon Open-worked / 41 mm
Reference: 26600CR.OO.D009KB.01

Case
18-carat white gold bezel, lugs, push-pieces and crown, 18-carat pink gold middle case, double curved glare-proofed sapphire crystal, glare-proofed sapphire caseback, water-resistant to 30 m.
Case thickness: 10.7 mm

Movement
Hand-Wound Calibre 2948
Total diameter: 32.25 mm (14 1/3lignes)
Total thickness: 3.65 mm
Number of parts: 196
Number of jewels: 19
Minimum power reserve: 72 h
Frequency of balance wheel: 3 Hz (21,600 vibrations/hour)

Functions
Tourbillon, hours and minutes

Dial
Slate grey lacquered inner bezel and 18-carat pink gold hands

Strap
Slate grey rubber-coated strap with 18-carat white gold AP folding clasp

The Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet – New Smoked Blue Editions

Audemars Piguet has expanded its Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet collection with a new Self-winding Chronograph and a new Self-winding model with hours, minutes, seconds and date indication. Both models combine an 18-carat white gold case with a smoked blue sunburst lacquered dial. This intense dial colour was first presented in 2020 with an 18-carat pink gold case.

Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Self-winding with Smoked blue lacquered dial

The two new models present a case entirely crafted in 18-carat white gold. A mix of complex geometry, it is composed of an octagonal middle case positioned within an extra-thin bezel and a round caseback.

Furthermore, the upper part of the stylised lugs is welded to the extra-thin bezel, while the lower part is in perfect alignment with the caseback. This contemporary architecture is highlighted by a combination of satin-brushed, chamfered and polished surfaces that are finished to the same high-level standards as the Manufacture’s calibres.

Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Self-winding with Smoked blue lacquered dial

Developed by the Manufacture’s artisans, the smoked blue lacquered dial is embellished with a refined sunburst finishing on its base and offers an ever-changing play of light, much like sun rays seen from under the water. The black inner bezel further enhances this effect as it provides depth and intensity to the dial. These different shades of blue are elegantly contrasted with 18-carat white gold hands, curved hour-markers and Arabic numerals. A black rubber-coated strap with a textile decoration and a calfskin lining completes the elegant yet sporty look.

Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Self-winding Chronograph with Smoked blue lacquered dial

The distinctive Audemars Piguet signature on the dial is achieved thanks to a chemical process called galvanic growth that is similar to 3-D printing. It works by adding layer after layer of 24-carat gold to create a miniature logo with a unique typography. Letters are connected to one another with links no thicker than the width of a hair. The signature is then applied to the dial by hand and fixed with tiny feet that are almost invisible to the naked eye.

The double glare-proofed sapphire crystal is of particular note from both a technical and an aesthetic point of view. The crystal’s surface is shaped like a dome on the underside, while its external surface is vertically curved from 6 to 12 o’clock. This complex double curvature gives a unique visual experience, while enhancing all the details on the dial. It also perfectly integrates the extra-thin bezel and features an arched profile that embodies the watch’s contemporary design. The polished chamfer around the crystal adds the finishing touch as it echoes the burnished lines of the bezel, lugs and case.

Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Self-winding Chronograph with Smoked blue lacquered dial

Combining horological technology and traditional savoir-faire, the two models are powered by movements of the latest generation: the self-winding Calibre 4302 with its seconds and date indication and the self-winding integrated chronograph Calibre 4401 with column wheel and flyback function. Each calibre features a dedicated 22-carat pink gold oscillating weight, a power reserve of 70 hours, a water resistance of 30metres and a myriad of refined decorations that can all be admired through a sapphire caseback.

Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Self-winding Chronograph with Smoked blue lacquered dial

Both movements are equipped with a patented setting mechanism that brings stability and precision when adjusting the watch’s functions. With a large diameter of 32 mm, these movements also present reinforced chronometry.

In addition, Calibre 4401 is endowed with a patented zero resetting mechanism which ensures that each one of the counter hands is seamlessly reset to zero. It is also equipped with a vertical clutch system that prevents hands from jumping when the chronograph is started or stopped.

Technical details

Model: Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Self-winding / 41 mm
Reference: 15210BC.OO.A002KB.01

Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Self-winding with Smoked blue lacquered dial

Case
18-carat white gold case and bezel, lugs and caseback, double glare-proofed sapphire crystal and caseback, water-resistant to 30 m.
Case thickness: 10.7 mm

Movement
Self-winding Calibre 4302
Total diameter: 32 mm (14lignes)
Total thickness: 4.8 mm
Number of jewels: 32
Number of parts: 257
Minimum power reserve: 70 hours
Frequency of balance wheel: 4Hz (28,800 vibrations/hour)

Functions
Hours, minutes, centre seconds and date

Dial
Smoked blue lacquered dial with sunburst pattern base, white gold applied hour-markers and hands, black lacquered inner bezel.

Strap
Black rubber-coated strap with 18-carat white gold pin buckle

Model: Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Self-winding Chronograph / 41 mm
Reference: 26393BC.OO.A002KB.01

Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Self-winding Chronograph with Smoked blue lacquered dial

Case
18-carat white gold case and bezel, lugs and caseback, double glare-proofed sapphire crystal and caseback, water-resistant to 30 m.
Case thickness: 12.6 mm

Movement
Self-winding Calibre 4401
Total diameter: 32 mm (14lignes)
Total thickness: 6.8 mm
Number of jewels: 40
Number of parts: 381
Minimum power reserve: 70 hours
Frequency of balance wheel: 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations/hour)

Functions
Flyback chronograph, hours, minutes, small seconds and date

Dial
Smoked blue lacquered dial with sunburst pattern base, white gold applied hour-markers and hands, black lacquered inner bezel.

Strap
Black rubber-coated strap with 18-carat white gold pin buckle

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Self-winding 37 mm (new gem-set models in white or pink gold)

Audemars Piguet expands its 15452 series with two new Royal Oak Self-winding models in 37 mm. Crafted in white or pink gold; the two iterations are meticulously set with diamonds and colourful gemstones, while their guilloché dial incorporates new grey or beige hues. A new satin-finished calfskin leather strap completes the watch’s elegant and original aesthetic.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Self-winding 37 mm (new gem-set models in white or pink gold)

Each of the 40 brilliant-cut gemstones adorning the gold bezel has been meticulously chosen to offer a smooth and harmonious gradation. The stones have been individually cut and polished to present clear and sharp angles before being set by hand on the bezel. Perfectly aligned, they reflect the ever-changing light to create unique optical effects, ranging from red and orange tints to pink hues, depending on the model.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Self-winding 37 mm (new gem-set models in white or pink gold)

The case of the18-carat pink gold model is paved with 124 brilliant-cut diamonds down to the bracelet connecting studs. The new beigehue of the “Grande Tapisserie” dial echoes the pink gold case and matching hour-markers and hands, while bestowing the watch with a contemporary flair.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Self-winding 37 mm (new gem-set models in white or pink gold)

The two pink gold applied hour-markers at 12 o’clock are also set with brilliant-cut diamonds. For its part, the pink gold bezel is embellished with 40 yellow sapphires, red garnets and orange spessartite garnets.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Self-winding 37 mm (new gem-set models in white or pink gold)

The 18-carat white gold case and connecting studs of the second reference are also set with 124 brilliant-cut diamonds. The rhodium-toned dial is enhanced by a “Grand Tapisserie” pattern and applied 18-carat white gold hour-markers and hands. As for the pink gold version, the two hour-markers at 12 o’clock are set with brilliant-cut diamonds.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Self-winding 37 mm (new gem-set models in white or pink gold)

To contrast with the watch’s monochromatic aesthetic, the white gold bezel is set with 40 brilliant-cut pink sapphires and rubies offering a refined and subtle gradation.

The Manufacture introduces two new matching satin-finished calfskin leather straps – beige for the pink gold version and light grey for the white gold reference. This calfskin strap is highly resistant while offering the same visual aesthetic as a satin strap. The pink or white gold AP folding clasp is also set with 28 brilliant-cut diamonds.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Self-winding 37 mm (new gem-set models in white or pink gold)

These two models are equipped with the self-winding Calibre 3120 which encompasses refined finishing including circular graining, polished chamfers and “Côtes de Genève” on the bridges. The 22-carat gold oscillating weight, visible through the sapphire caseback, is adorned with the Audemars and Piguet coats of arms as well as with the engraved AP monogram and long-form signature.

This movement provides 60 hours of power reserve. It also features an instant jump date indication. Secured on either side of the main plate, the cross-through balance-bridge also ensures great shock resistance.

Technical details

Model: Royal Oak Self-winding / 37 mm
Reference: 15452OR.ZY.D038VE.01

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Self-winding 37 mm (new gem-set models in white or pink gold)

Case
18-carat pink gold case set with 124 brilliant-cut diamonds, bezel set with 40 brilliant-cut yellow sapphires, red garnets and orange spessartite garnets, glare-proofed sapphire crystal and caseback, screw-locked crown, water-resistant to 50 m.
Case thickness: 9.8 mm

Dial
Beige dial with “Grande Tapisserie” pattern, pink gold applied hour-markers, including two at 12 o’clock that are set with brilliant-cut diamonds, pink gold Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating.

Movement
Self-winding Calibre 3120
Total diameter: 26.6mm (11 ¾ lignes)
Total thickness: 4.3mm
Number of jewels: 40
Number of parts: 282
Minimum power reserve guaranteed: 60 h
Frequency of balance wheel: 3 Hz (21,600 vibrations/hour)

Functions
Hours, minutes, centre seconds and date

Strap
Beige satin-finished calfskin leather strap with 18-carat pink gold AP folding clasp set with 28 brilliant-cut diamonds.

Gem-setting
40 brilliant-cut yellow sapphires, red garnets and orange spessartite garnets for a total of ~0.96 carats(bezel)
124 brilliant-cut diamonds for a total of ~1.38 carats (case)
28 brilliant-cut diamonds for a total of ~0.35 carats (clasp).

Model: Royal Oak Self-winding / 37 mm
Reference 15452BC.ZY.D007VE.01

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Self-winding 37 mm (new gem-set models in white or pink gold)

Case
18-carat white gold case set with 124 brilliant-cut diamonds, bezel set with 40 brilliant-cut graded pink sapphires and rubies, glare-proofed sapphire crystal and caseback, screw-locked crown, water-resistant to 50 m.
Case thickness: 9.8 mm

Dial
Rhodium-toned “Grande Tapisserie” dial, white gold applied hour-markers, including two at 12 o’clock that are set with brilliant-cut diamonds, white gold Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating.

Movement
Self-winding Calibre 3120
Total diameter: 26.6 mm (11 ¾ lignes)
Total thickness: 4.3 mm
Number of jewels: 40
Number of parts: 282
Minimum power reserve guaranteed: 60 h
Frequency of balance wheel: 3 Hz (21,600 vibrations/hour)

Functions
Hours, minutes, centre seconds and date

Strap
Light grey satin-finished calfskin leather strap with white gold AP folding clasp set with 28 brilliant-cut diamonds.

Gem-setting
40 brilliant-cut graded pink sapphires and rubies for a total of ~0.96 carats (bezel)
124 brilliant-cut diamonds for a total of ~1.38 carats (case)
28 brilliant-cut diamonds for a total of ~0.35 carats (clasp)

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 43 mm

Audemars Piguet has released a new Royal Oak Offshore line in 43 mm with 5 models, featuring titanium, 18-carat pink gold or stainless steel case.

This new launch represents the first redesign of the Royal Oak Offshore since the evolution of the 44 mm collection in the early 2000s. While retaining the essence of the Royal Oak Offshore’s original characteristics, the design of the case and dial has evolved to offer optimum aesthetics and ergonomics.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 43 mm

These models also introduce the Manufacture’s latest integrated flyback chronograph, Calibre 4401, in the Royal Oak Offshore collection. The new Royal Oak Offshore 43 mm is fitted with the Manufacture’s new interchangeable strap system that enables wearers to change straps easily.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 43 mm with titanium case and bezel, blue dial with “Méga Tapisserie” pattern and rhodium-toned counters

The new 43 mm Royal Oak Offshore in titanium, 18-carat pink gold or stainless steel combines the collection’s strong identity with a more ergonomically refined design.

The case presents larger polished chamfers on the edges, while the bezel as well as the screw-locked crown and chronograph push-pieces follow a slight curvature for more visual appeal. To the exception of the all-titanium version, the other four timepieces in the collection feature a ceramic bezel for a powerful two-tone contrast.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 43 mm

The glare-proofed sapphire crystal curved from 6 to 12 o’clock seamlessly fits the curvature of the bezel and completes the overall design. The Manufacture’s trademark alternation of hand-polished chamfers and satin-brushed finishing adorning the case and bezel furthers the watch’s new aesthetic.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 43 mm

The new Royal Oak Offshore 43 mm line introduces the Manufacture’s latest in-house integrated chronograph, Calibre 4401, in the Royal Oak Offshore collection. This self-winding chronograph movement is equipped with a column wheel and the flyback function that enables to restart the chronograph without stopping or resetting it first.

Calibre 4401 also features a vertical clutch system that prevents hands from jumping when the chronograph is started or stopped, as well as a patented zero resetting mechanism ensuring that each one of the counter hands is seamlessly reset to zero.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 43 mm with stainless steel case, black ceramic bezel Smoked light brown “Méga Tapisserie” pattern dial with black counters

The movement’s dedicated blackened 22-carat pink gold oscillating weight and refined decorations, including “Côtes de Genève,” “traits tirés” and circular graining can be admired through the sapphire caseback.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 43 mm with 18-carat pink gold case, black ceramic bezel, black dial with “Méga Tapisserie” pattern and rhodium-toned counters

The caseback also reveals components usually hidden from view such as the column wheel and the so-called “dance” of the chronograph hammers.

With its selfwinding mechanism, 70 hours of power reserve and water resistance to 100 m, Calibre 4401 perfectly complements the Royal Oak Offshore.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 43 mm with stainless steel case, black ceramic bezel Smoked light brown “Méga Tapisserie” pattern dial with black counters

The Royal Oak Offshore 43 mm line is fitted with the Manufacture’s new interchangeable strap system. The interchangeability system has been directly integrated into the buckle and case’s studs, in perfect harmony with the case’s aesthetic codes.

The ease and efficiency of the new system will allow clients to change the straps and buckles of their new timepiece themselves with a quick click and release. The double-push system also grants optimum security when the watch is worn on the wrist. In addition, the interchangeable rubber straps in black, blue, grey and brown hues adorning the different models, as well as the AP pin buckle, are endowed with a new design.

The Royal Oak Offshore’s “Méga Tapisserie” pattern adorning the dial, available in shades of black, grey, light brownand blue, has been newly designed to offer enhanced contrast and high-end finishing. The pyramids composing the stamped Tapisserie have been sharpened and connected to one another with a raised criss-cross pattern that adds depth to the dial.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 43 mm with titanium case, Grey ceramic bezel, Grey Méga Tapisserie pattern dial and blue counters

The pyramids’ finishing gives a satin effect in an echo to the case’s bold yet refined aesthetic. Extensive programming and numerous prototypes were necessary to reach the perfect balance of sportiness and elegance.

The chronograph counters have also been rearranged to improve legibility: the minute counter now appears at 9 o’clock, while the hour counter is positioned at 3 o’clock. In addition, the date window has been moved closer to the inner bezel between 4 and 5 o’clock. The small seconds counter is, for its part, at 6 o’clock.

Furthermore, the watch presents the new Royal Oak Offshore logo adorning all new models across the collection. The applied gold AP initials appear without the long-form signature at 12 o’clock.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 43 mm

The dial also features more assertive gold Royal Oak hands adding to the watch’s powerful identity.

Since it hit the world of fine watches in 1993, the Royal Oak Offshore has offered a platform for innovation, seeing a raft of new materials, case sizes, complications, colours and dial designs.

In 1999, the Manufacture introduced a bolder guilloché pattern – the “Grande Tapisserie” – in the Royal Oak collection. Although produced with the same engine-turning process as for the Royal Oak and Royal Oak Offshore’s original “Petite Tapisserie” pattern, the base of the pyramids composing the “Grande Tapisserie” almost doubled in size, granting the watch a bolder look. The “Grande Tapisserie” soon followed in the Royal Oak Offshore 42 mm line.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 43 mm

In 2001, the Tapisserie pyramids saw yet another reinterpretation within the Royal Oak Offshore collection with the birth of the “Extra-Grande Tapisserie,” later renamed “Méga Tapisserie.” This time, the more massive pattern is no longer engine-turned, but stamped with powerful presses. This dial design was quickly adopted throughout the collection and became a key feature of the more muscular Royal Oak Offshore in 44 mm, which started to appear in 2010 and has evolved in parallel of the 42 mm line ever since.

Today, the “Méga Tapisserie” undergoes a new evolution with the release of the 43 mm size. Its criss-cross Tapisserie pattern nods to the powerful yet sophisticated aesthetic of the newly designed case.

The new 43 mm Royal Oak Offshore collection presents two models combining a stainless steel case with a bezel, push-pieces and a screw-locked crown, all crafted in black ceramics. To reinforce the two-tone aesthetic, the push-piece guards have been crafted in sandblasted stainless steel.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 43 mm with stainless steel case, black ceramic bezel and Black dial
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 43 mm with stainless steel case, black ceramic bezel and black dial with rhodium-toned counters

The first model plays with the case’s two-tone contrast. It is adorned with a black “Méga Tapisserie” dial enriched with rhodium-toned counters and comes with a black interchangeable rubber strap, as well as a second brown interchangeable calfskin strap.

The second stainless steel model presents a smoked light brown “Méga Tapisserie” dial with black chronograph counters and inner bezel, matched with a light brown interchangeable rubber strap. The watch is complemented with a second black interchangeable rubber strap.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 43 mm with stainless steel case, black ceramic bezel Smoked light brown “Méga Tapisserie” pattern dial with black counters
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 43 mm with stainless steel case, black ceramic bezel Smoked light brown “Méga Tapisserie” pattern dial with black counters

Both models are enhanced by white gold hour-markers, Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating and applied gold AP initials.

The Manufacture introduces two titanium models hand-finished with satin-brushing and polished chamfered. They are offered with dials in shade of blue or grey, both complemented with white gold hour-markers, Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating and applied gold AP initials.

The first model features an all-titanium case with black ceramic push-pieces and screw-locked crown. The blue “Méga Tapisserie” dial and inner bezel are illuminated by rhodium-toned chronograph counters and matched with a blue interchangeable rubber strap. A second black interchangeable rubber strap is included.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 43 mm with titanium case and bezel, blue dial with “Méga Tapisserie” pattern and rhodium-toned counters
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 43 mm with titanium case and bezel, blue dial with “Méga Tapisserie” pattern and rhodium-toned counters

The other titanium variant is enriched with a bezel, push-pieces and screw-locked crown in grey ceramics. The grey “Méga Tapisserie” dial is enhanced by blue chronograph counters and a blue inner bezel. The watch is complemented with a grey interchangeable rubber strap and a second blue interchangeable rubber strap.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 43 mm with titanium case, Grey ceramic bezel, Grey Méga Tapisserie pattern dial and blue counters
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 43 mm with titanium case, Grey ceramic bezel, Grey Méga Tapisserie pattern dial and blue counters

The last model of the collection brings together an 18-carat pink gold case with a black ceramic bezel, both decorated with satin-brushing and polished chamfers. The contrast extends to the push-pieces and crown. The push-pieces and screw-locked crown are crafted in black ceramics and finished with satin-brushing, while the push-piece guards are in sandblasted 18-carat pink gold.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 43 mm with 18-carat pink gold case, black ceramic bezel, black dial with “Méga Tapisserie” pattern and rhodium-toned counters
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 43 mm with 18-carat pink gold case, black ceramic bezel, black dial with “Méga Tapisserie” pattern and rhodium-toned counters

The bezel is matched with a black “Méga Tapisserie” dial adorned with rhodium-toned chronograph counters, whereas the pink gold hour-markers, Royal Oak hands and applied gold AP initials highlight the case’s two-tone design. The watch comes with a black interchangeable rubber strap as well as a black interchangeable alligator strap.

Technical details

Movement
Self-winding Calibre 4401
Total diameter: 32 mm (14 lignes)
Total thickness: 6.8 mm
Number of jewels: 40
Number of parts: 381
Minimum guaranteed power reserve: 70 h
Frequency of balance wheel: 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations/hour)

Functions
Flyback chronograph, hours, minutes, small seconds and date

Model: Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph / 43 mm
Reference: 26420SO.OO.A002CA.01

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 43 mm with stainless steel case, black ceramic bezel and Black dial

Case
Stainless steel case, black ceramic bezel, push-pieces and screw-locked crown, stainless steel push-piece guards, glare-proofed sapphire crystal and caseback, water-resistant to 100 m.

Dial
Black dial with “Méga Tapisserie” pattern, rhodium-toned counters and external zone, white gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating, black inner bezel.

Strap
Black rubber strap with stainless steel AP pin buckle and interchangeable strap system. Additional brown calfskin strap.

Model: Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph / 43 mm
Reference: 26420SO.OO.A600CA.01

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 43 mm with stainless steel case, black ceramic bezel Smoked light brown “Méga Tapisserie” pattern dial with black counters

Case
Stainless steel case
Black ceramic bezel, push-pieces and screw-locked crown
Stainless steel push-piece guards
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal and caseback
Water-resistant to 100 m

Dial
Smoked light brown dial with “Méga Tapisserie” pattern, black counters and external zone, white gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating, black inner bezel.

Strap
Light brown rubber strap with stainless steel AP pin buckle and interchangeable strap system
Additional black rubber strap

Model: Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph / 43 mm
Reference: 26420TI.OO.A027CA.01

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 43 mm with titanium case and bezel, blue dial with “Méga Tapisserie” pattern and rhodium-toned counters

Case
Titanium case and bezel
Black ceramic push-pieces and screw-locked crown
Titanium push-piece guards
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal and caseback
Water-resistant to 100 m

Dial
Blue dial with “Méga Tapisserie” pattern, rhodium-toned counters and external zone, white gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating, blue inner bezel.

Strap
Blue rubber strap with titanium AP pin buckle and interchangeable strap system
Additional black rubber strap

Model: Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph / 43 mm
Reference: 26420IO.OO.A009CA.01

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 43 mm with titanium case, Grey ceramic bezel, Grey Méga Tapisserie pattern dial and blue counters

Case
Titanium case
Grey ceramic bezel, push-pieces and screw-locked crown
Titanium push-piece guards
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal and caseback
Water-resistant to 100 m

Dial
Grey dial with “Méga Tapisserie” pattern, blue counters and external zone, white gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating, blue inner bezel.

Strap
Grey rubber strap with titanium AP pin buckle and interchangeable strap system
Additional blue rubber strap

Model: Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph / 43 mm
Reference: 26420RO.OO.A002CA.01

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 43 mm with 18-carat pink gold case, black ceramic bezel, black dial with “Méga Tapisserie” pattern and rhodium-toned counters

Case
18-carat pink gold case
Black ceramic bezel, push-pieces and screw-locked crown
18-carat pink gold push-piece guards
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal and caseback
Water-resistant to 100 m

Dial
Black dial with “Méga Tapisserie” pattern, rhodium-toned counters, pink gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating, black inner bezel.

Strap
Black rubber strap with 18-carat pink gold AP pin buckle and interchangeable strap system
Additional black alligator strap

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver Limited Edition

Audemars Piguet has announced a new 42 mm Royal Oak Offshore Diver limited to 300 pieces. Similarly to the three Diver models released earlier this year, this limited edition is powered by the Manufacture’s latest self-winding movement, Calibre 4308.

The Royal Oak Offshore Diver Limited Edition sports the Manufacture’s latest Diver movement and interchangeable strap system. Its two-tone case blending white gold and black ceramics is enriched with a black “Méga Tapisserie” dial highlighted with white gold and beige accents.

The Royal Oak Offshore Diver limited edition is powered by the Manufacture’s latest automatic movement with second and instant-jump date indication. Calibre 4308 is equipped with a patented setting mechanism that brings stability and precision when adjusting the watch’s function.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver Limited Edition

Its diving scale featured on the dial’s inner rotating ring is activated with a unidirectional click mechanism linked to the 10 o’clock crown. The watch’s sapphire caseback reveals Calibre 4308’s refined finishing techniques, such as “Côtes de Genève,” “traits tirés” and circular graining, as well as the new collection’s dedicated oscillating weight in blackened 22-carat pink gold.

The Royal Oak Offshore Diver is fit for underwater exploration up to a depth of 300 metres as well as for any above-ground outdoors adventures. Thanks to its 60 hours of power reserve, the watch can easily adapt to a few days rest between expeditions.

The limited edition boasts an18-carat white gold case enhanced with a black ceramic bezel and matching crowns at 3 and 10 o’clock. The sapphire and white gold caseback is engraved with “Royal Oak Offshore Limited Edition of 300 Pieces.”

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver Limited Edition

Hand-finished with an alternation of satin-brushed and polished surfaces, the case offers a refined frame to the black “Méga Tapisserie” dial adorned with 18-carat white gold hour-markers and hands. The black rotating diving scale ringis complemented with a beige 15-minute zone as well as beige Arabic numerals for a powerful contrast.

The Royal Oak Offshore Diver limited edition presents new facetted hour-markers, cut in two distinct sizes for augmented legibility. Long hour-markers indicate the quarter hours (to the exception of the 15-minute mark replaced by the date window), while shorter square hour-markers are used to mark out the 5-minute increments.

The luminescent coating on the white gold hour-markers and Royal Oak hands grant optimum visibility in the dark. The larger applied gold AP initials at 12 o’clock replace the traditional long-form signature for a sportive look down to the last detail.

Following in the footstep of the new Royal Oak Offshore Diver models released in the spring, this limited sports watch is fitted with the Manufacture’s new interchangeable strap system. The interchangeability has been directly integrated into the buckle and case’s studs, in perfect harmony with the case’s aesthetic codes.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver Limited Edition

The ease and efficiency will allow clients to change the bracelets and buckles of their new timepiece themselves with a quick click and release. The double-push system grants optimum security when the watch is worn on the wrist. The watch is fitted on a black interchangeable rubber strap, fit for the wildest outdoors adventures, while its second beige interchangeable calfskin strap will add a laid-back, yet refined look.

The 2021 assortment for the Royal Oak Offshore Diver collection also includes rubber straps in khaki, blue and grey shades, as well as two other calfskin leather straps in brown and black for more adventures on dry land.

Initially, this Royal Oak Offshore Diver Limited Edition will be sold exclusively in Japan during September 2021, before being available globally from October 2021.

Technical details

Model: Royal Oak Offshore Diver / 42 mm
Reference: 15720CN.OO.A002CA.01

Functions
Dive time measurement, date, hours, minutes and centre seconds.

Case
18-carat white gold case
Black ceramic bezel and screw-locked crowns
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal and caseback
Water-resistant to 300 m

Movement
Self-winding Calibre 4308
Total diameter: 32 mm (14 lignes)
Total thickness: 5.20 mm
Number of jewels: 32
Number of parts: 234
Minimum guaranteed power reserve: 60 hours
Frequency of balance wheel: 4Hz (28,800 vibrations/hour)

Dial
Black dial with “Méga Tapisserie” pattern, white gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating, black rotating inner bezel with zone from 60 to 15 minutes in beige.

Strap
Interchangeable black rubber strap with 18-carat white gold pin buckle
Additional interchangeable beige calfskin strap

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Self-winding Chronograph, Pink Gold Version with Amethyst-set Bezel and Purple Dial

Audemars Piguet has launched new Royal Oak Self-winding Chronograph in 38mm that will be available solely in Audemars Piguet boutiques. For the first time, the Manufacture is offering a solid 18-carat pink gold timepiece with a bezel that has been set with an array of baguette-cut amethysts. These purple gemstones surround and match the tones of the timepiece’s purple dial to perfection.

This new reference, combining pink gold and purple tones, expands the Royal Oak Self-winding Chronograph 38 mm range that was first unveiled by the Manufacture in 2019. Both elegant and stylish, its pink gold case and bracelet feature alternating polished and satin-finished surfaces that are the signature of Audemars Piguet.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Self-winding Chronograph, Pink Gold Version with Amethyst-set Bezel and Purple Dial

The case houses the self-winding Calibre 2385 with the following functions: chronograph, hours, minutes, small seconds and date, while the pink gold caseback has been finished with a sand-blasted and satin-finished decoration and features a “Royal Oak” engraving.

The purple dial has been decorated with a “Grande Tapisserie” pattern, offering an unprecedented colour-changing effect akin to that of a chameleon – a first for the Manufacture. This is achieved thanks to a new colour treatment that consists of applying multiple layers of purple PVD to the dial. The tones range from pink to purple, passing by all the different nuances of blue, depending on the angle of the watch and the play of light.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Self-winding Chronograph, Pink Gold Version with Amethyst-set Bezel and Purple Dial

The dial is completed by three chronograph counters, also in purple. The 18-carat pink gold applied hour-markers and the Royal Oak hands are designed to match the case and bracelet, providing an enchanting contrast with the colour of the dial.

The bezel of this new chronograph is set with 32 baguette-cut amethysts (~2.85 carats) which harmoniously blend with the purple chameleon dial. This is the first time that the Manufacture presents a bezel entirely set with purple gemstones.

Technical details

Model: Royal Oak Self-winding Chronograph / 38 mm
Reference: 26319OR.AY.1256OR.01

Movement
Self-winding Calibre2385
Total diameter: 26.2 mm (11½ lignes)
Total thickness: 5.5 mm
Number of jewels: 37
Number of parts: 304
Power reserve: 40 hours
Frequency of balance wheel: 3Hz (21,600 vibrations/hour)

Functions
Chronograph, hours, minutes, small seconds and date.

Case
Case in 18-carat pink gold
Bezel set with 32 baguette-cut amethysts
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal
Screw-locked crown
Water-resistant to 50 m

Dial
Purple dial with “Grande Tapisserie” pattern, purple chronograph counters, 18-carat pink gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating

Bracelet
18-carat pink gold bracelet with AP folding clasp

Gem-setting
32 baguette-cut amethysts, ~2.85 carats (bezel)

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar, New Models Featuring Blue dial with “Grande Tapisserie” Pattern

Audemars Piguet has launched a new Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar models with blue dial. Available in a choice of stainless steel or 18 carat pink gold case, this new watches feature an eye-catching dial adorned with new contrasting blue hues that engage with ambient light.

While the subdials and the inner bezel of the “Grande Tapisserie” dial encompass the iconic blue hue of the original Royal Oak, a colour referred to as “Night Blue, Cloud 50” in the Manufacture’s archives, the remaining surfaces are dressed with a lighter blue shade, offering an interesting contrast and play of light.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Steel with Blue dial / 41 mm, Reference: 26574ST.OO.1220ST.03

The topography of the dial incorporates four sub-dials granting a sense of equilibrium. The functions include a week indication, day, date, astronomical moon, month, leap year, hours and minutes.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Steel with Blue dial / 41 mm, Reference: 26574ST.OO.1220ST.03

The 41 mm case of the Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar has a slender profile with a thickness of just 9.5 mm and is offered in two variants: stainless steel or 18-carat pink gold.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Pink Gold with Blue dial / 41 mm, Reference: 26574OR.OO.1220OR.03

Both case options are hand-finished with satin-brushing and polished surfaces. They are paired with matching bracelets fitted with an AP folding clasp, while the chosen case material perfectly complements the blue dial tones and provides the wearer with a stylish means of self-expression.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Pink Gold with Blue dial / 41 mm, Reference: 26574OR.OO.1220OR.03

The self-winding Perpetual Calendar Calibre 5134 automatically takes into account the number of days in the month and correctly displays the prevailing date even in leap years. It requires a manual correction of date only in 2100 to stay in line with the Gregorian calendar.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Pink Gold with Blue dial / 41 mm, Reference: 26574OR.OO.1220OR.03

The slenderness of this 4.3 mm thick calibre has been achieved by re-arranging a number of components including the 22-carat open-worked oscillating weight.

The bulkiest part of the rotor is positioned to its outer edge which is recessed within a channel encircling the movement, thereby mitigating height. Likewise, a suspended barrel has provided a further means of reducing the movement’s thickness.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Steel with Blue dial / 41 mm, Reference: 26574ST.OO.1220ST.03

Visible through the sapphire caseback, Calibre 5134 highlights haute-horlogerie finishing techniques like “Côtes de Genève,” circular graining, circular satin and polished chamfers throughout.

Technical details

Movement
Self-winding Calibre 5134
Total diameter: 29 mm (12¾lignes)
Total thickness: 4.3 mm
Number of parts: 374
Number of jewels: 38
Minimum power reserve guaranteed: 40 h
Frequency of balance wheel: 2.75 Hz (19,800 vibrations/hour)

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

Model: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Steel with Blue dial / 41 mm, Reference: 26574ST.OO.1220ST.03

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Steel with Blue dial / 41 mm, Reference: 26574ST.OO.1220ST.03

Case
Stainless steel case
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal and caseback
Water-resistant to 20m

Dial
Blue dial with “Grande Tapisserie” pattern, subdials and inner bezel in “Night Blue, Cloud 50” shades, white gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating

Bracelet
Stainless steel bracelet with AP folding clasp

Model: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Pink Gold with Blue dial / 41 mm, Reference: 26574OR.OO.1220OR.03

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Pink Gold with Blue dial / 41 mm, Reference: 26574OR.OO.1220OR.03

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

Dial
Blue dial with “Grande Tapisserie” pattern, subdials and inner bezel in “Night Blue, Cloud 50” shades, pink gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating

Bracelet
18-carat pink gold bracelet with AP folding clasp

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 42 mm, new models with “Méga Tapisserie” pattern dial

Audemars Piguet presents two new Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph models in 42 mm equipped with the latest integrated flyback chronograph movement, Calibre 4404.

The new models feature titanium or stainless steel case, complemented with a “MégaTapisserie” dial in light blue or khaki hue and a matching interchangeable textured rubber strap. The watch also presents subtle changes in dial design for augmented legibility. These new two references will be exclusively available in Audemars Piguet boutiques around the world.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 42 mm, new models with Méga Tapisserie pattern dial

The two new Royal Oak Offshore models are powered by a new self-winding integrated chronograph, Calibre 4404, equipped with column wheel and flyback function. Unlike a regular chronograph, the flyback function allows the wearer to stop, reset and start the chronograph in one simple action.

The column wheel works in collaboration with a vertical clutch system. When the chronograph is started or stopped, the hands respond accordingly without any hint of jumping. Furthermore, the push-pieces feel smooth when pressed. A patented zero resetting mechanism ensures that each one of the counter hands instantaneously resets to zero.

The watch’s sapphire caseback reveals the movement’s column wheel chronograph mechanism, the 22-carat pink gold oscillating weight featuring the embossed AP initials, as well as refined hand-finishing, including “Côtes de Genève,” satin-brushing and polished chamfers.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph Steel 42 mm, Blue dial with Méga Tapisserie pattern

The two new Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronographs are complemented with the Manufacture’s new interchangeable strap system. The interchangeability has been directly integrated into the buckle and case’s studs, in perfect harmony with the case’s aesthetic codes.

The ease and efficiency will allow clients to change the straps and buckles of their new timepiece themselves with a quick click and release. The double-push system grants optimum security when the watch is worn on the wrist.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 42 mm, new models with Méga Tapisserie pattern dial

The two models are fitted on an interchangeable textured rubber strap in light blue or khaki shade echoing the respective dial colour. Both come with a second black interchangeable calfskin leather strap. The 2021interchangeable strap assortment for the 42 mm Royal Oak Offshore collection also includes a dark blue and a black rubber strap.

The new Royal Oak Offshore comes in two case options: one in stainless steel and one in titanium, both sporting a black rubber crown and push-pieces. The two versions have been meticulously hand-finished with the Manufacture’s trademark alternation of satin-brushing and polished chamfers.

The stainless steel model comes with a light blue dial with “Méga Tapisserie” pattern – first introduced in the Royal Oak Offshore collection in 2001 – enhanced with black counters and a black inner bezel. The orange used for the counters’ Arabic numerals and the chronograph’s central seconds hand adds a vivid touch of colour.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph Steel 42 mm, Blue dial with Méga Tapisserie pattern
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph Steel 42 mm, Blue dial with Méga Tapisserie pattern

The titanium model combines a khaki “Méga Tapisserie” dial and a matching inner bezel, enriched with silver-toned counters with printed black hour-markers, Arabic numerals and chronograph hands. In addition to the new colours, there is novelty in terms of the logo. The AP initials now appear at 3 o’clock without the long-form signature for a more sportive look.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph Titanium 42 mm, Khaki dial with Méga Tapisserie pattern
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph Titanium 42 mm, Khaki dial with Méga Tapisserie pattern

Although the two timepieces have kept the original Royal Oak Offshore’s vertical counter display, the hour and small seconds counters have been inverted to augment legibility: the hour counter is now positioned at 12 o’clock, while the small seconds counter appears at 6 o’clock.

In contrast, the minute counter has remained at 9 o’clock. Moreover, all the counters are now equidistant from the centre of the dial for more visual appeal, while the date window has been topped off with a loupe glass directly integrated into the dial.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 42 mm, new models with Méga Tapisserie pattern dial

White gold hour-markers, Arabic numerals and Royal Oak hands, all endowed with luminescent coating, complete the design of the two timepieces in an echo to the case colour.

Technical details

Movement
Self-winding Calibre 4404
Total diameter: 32 mm (14 lignes)
Total thickness: 7.93 mm
Number of parts: 433
Number of jewels: 40
Minimum power reserve guaranteed: 70 h
Frequency of balance wheel: 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations/hour)

Functions
Flyback chronograph, hours, minutes, small seconds and date.

Model: Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph Titanium 42 mm
Reference: 26238TI.OO.A056CA.01

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph Titanium 42 mm, Khaki dial with Méga Tapisserie pattern

Case
Titanium case and bezel
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal and caseback
Black rubber push-pieces and screw-locked crown
Titanium push-piece guards
Water-resistant to 100 m

Dial
Khaki dial with “Méga Tapisserie” pattern, silver-toned counters, white gold Arabic numerals, hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating, khaki inner bezel.

Bracelet
Khaki textured rubber strap with titanium AP pin buckle and interchangeable strap system
Additional black interchangeable calfskin strap

Model: Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph Steel 42 mm
Reference: 26238ST.OO.A340CA.01

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph Steel 42 mm, Blue dial with Méga Tapisserie pattern

Case
Stainless steel case and bezel
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal and caseback
Black rubber push-pieces and screw-locked crown
Stainless steel push-piece guards
Water-resistant to 100 m

Dial
Blue dial with “Méga Tapisserie” pattern, black counters, white gold Arabic numerals, hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating, black inner bezel.

Bracelet
Blue textured rubber strap with stainless steel AP pin buckle and interchangeable strap system
Additional black interchangeable calfskin strap

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 42 mm (new evolution of the original Royal Oak Offshore from 1993)

Audemars Piguet has launched a new evolution of the original Royal Oak Offshore from 1993 with three references in stainless steel, titanium or 18-carat pink gold.

Although preserving the spirit of the original timepiece, the three 42 mm models are equipped with the Manufacture’s latest self-winding flyback chronograph movement, the new interchangeable strap system and a slightly revised dial design. The sapphire caseback also makes its come back, offering excellent view of the hand-finished integrated automatic chronograph movement.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph Steel 42 mm
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph Steel 42 mm

The new self-winding integrated chronograph calibre 4404 is equipped with column wheel and flyback function, which allows the wearer to stop, reset and start the chronograph in one simple action. The column wheel works in collaboration with a vertical clutch system.

When the chronograph is started or stopped, the hands respond accordingly without any hint of jumping. Furthermore, the push-pieces feel smooth when pressed. A patented zero resetting mechanism ensures that each one of the counter hands instantaneously resets to zero.

This new evolution boasts a glare-proofed sapphire caseback that reveals the inner workings of Calibre 4404. Featuring an exclusive 22-carat pink gold oscillating weight, the movement’s refined hand-finishing includes “Côtes de Genève,” satin-brushing and polished chamfers.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph Titanium 42 mm
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph Titanium 42 mm

When the reset push-piece is activated, the hammers, driven by an operating lever, hit the chronograph’s heart-piece cams to bring the chronograph wheels and hands back to zero. This stunning choreography can be admired through the transparent case.

The new Royal Oak Offshore is offered in three case versions: stainless steel, titanium and 18-carat pink gold. While Audemars Piguet released a previous model entirely crafted in titanium in 2004 (ref. 25721TI), it is the first time that it presents an evolution of the 1993 timepiece with “Petite Tapisserie”in 18-carat pink gold. The case and bracelet of the three timepieces have all been hand-finished with the Manufacture’s trademark alternation of satin-brushing and polished chamfers.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph Steel 42 mm
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph Steel 42 mm

The stainless steel and pink gold references are complemented with blue rubber push-pieces and crown, as well as a blue rubber gasket sealing the bezel onto the case. In contrast, the titanium timepiece sports a crown, a gasket and push-pieces all crafted in black rubber.

Faithful to the original aesthetics, the three new Royal Oak Offshore models incorporate a “Petite Tapisserie” pattern. The stainless steel variant features the iconic blue dial of the Royal Oak Offshore from 1993, a colour referred to as “Night Blue, Cloud 50” in the Manufacture’s archives.

The titanium version adorns a light grey dial accentuated with black counters and a black inner bezel.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph Titanium 42 mm
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph Titanium 42 mm

The pink gold reference highlights the “Night Blue, Cloud 50” dial with pink gold-toned counters, echoing the precious case’s colour.

Although the timepieces have kept the original Royal Oak Offshore’s vertical counter display, the hour and small seconds counters have been inverted: the hour counter is now positioned at 12 o’clock, while the small seconds counter appears at 6 o’clock. For its part, the minute counter has remained at 9 o’clock. In addition, all the counters are now equidistant from the centre of the dial for more visual appeal.

In a nod to the original watch, the gold applied AP initials and the transferred “Audemars Piguet” signature are located at 3 o’clock. The date window has also been topped off with a loupe glass integrated into the dial to magnify the date numeral, like in the 1993 timepiece.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph Pink Gold 42 mm
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph Pink Gold 42 mm

These new models are complemented with the Manufacture’s new interchangeable strap system – presented for the first time on metal bracelets. The interchangeability has been directly integrated into the buckle and case’s studs, in perfect harmony with the case’s aesthetic codes.

The ease and efficiency will allow clients to change the bracelets and buckles of their new timepiece themselves with a quick click and release, while the double-push system grants optimum security when the watch is worn on the wrist.

The metal bracelet can be replaced with a rubber strap for a sportier look and lifestyle as the latest 42 mm versions come with a second interchangeable rubber strap – blue for the stainless steel and pink gold versions; black for the titanium piece. Fully waterproofed, the three models can travel underwater to a depth of 100 metres when worn on rubber strap.

The 2021 interchangeable strap assortment for the 42 mm Royal Oak Offshore also includes a light blue and a khaki textured rubber strap, as well as a black calfskin leather strap.

About the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Collection

Introduced in 1993, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore watch was designed by Emmanuel Gueit. While it retained the Royal Oak’s aesthetic codes with its octagonal bezel and hexagonal screws, the Royal Oak Offshore defied established conventions with its dramatic case size of 42 mm, its massive visible black gasket under the bezel, its rubber-clad crown and push-pieces, as well as its bracelet’s curved links.

Nicknamed “The Beast,” this sturdy and muscular take on the Royal Oak set the trend of large-sized watches. As time passed, the Royal Oak Offshore became a platform for innovation, seeing a raft of new materials, case sizes, complications and colours, while remaining faithful to the timeless design of the original model.

In 1993, the Manufacture engraved the caseback of the first limited series of 100 Royal Oak Offshore pieces with “Royal Oak”. All subsequent pieces were engraved “Royal Oak Offshore.”

In 2013, the original Royal Oak Offshore presented its first major redesign to celebrate the watch’s 20th anniversary. This limited edition of 20 pieces (ref. 26218) was equipped with Calibre 3126/3840, first introduced in the Royal Oak Offshore collection in 2006 (reference 26170).

The watch was also fitted with a sapphire caseback, offering the view of the hand-finished self-winding mechanical movement. This piece also witnessed the exceptional return of the “Petite Tapisserie” pattern which adorned the original Royal Oak and which had last been used in the Royal Oak Offshore collection in 2008.

The Royal Oak Offshore underwent yet another design evolution in 2018 for the collection’s 25th anniversary. As the previous anniversary timepiece, this model featured the original “Petite Tapisserie” pattern, marking its official return in the Royal Oak Offshore core collection.

In another nod to the original timepiece, the 2018 edition boasted a solid caseback engraved with “Royal Oak Offshore.” However, this special edition presented subtle differences in terms of dial aesthetics, notably the rebranded logo from 2012 as well as harmonised typesets across the dial.

The latest evolution released this year evolves this iconic timepiece once more with the Manufacture’s latest integrated chronograph technology, interchangeable strap system and slightly updated dial aesthetics, gearing the timeless Royal Oak Offshore for ever-increasing performance and efficiency.

Technical details

Movement
Self-winding Calibre 4404
Total diameter: 32 mm (14lignes)
Total thickness: 7.93 mm
Number of parts: 433
Number of jewels: 40
Minimum power reserve guaranteed: 70 h
Frequency of balance wheel: 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations/hour)

Functions
Flyback chronograph, hours, minutes, small seconds and date.

Case, dial and strap

Model: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph Steel 42 mm
Reference: 26238ST.OO.2000ST.01

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph Steel 42 mm

Case
Stainless steel case
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal and caseback
Blue rubber push-pieces and screw-locked crown
Water-resistant to 100 m
Case diameter: 42 mm
Case thickness: 15.2 mm

Dial
“Night Blue, Cloud 50” dial with “Petite Tapisserie” pattern, “Night Blue, Cloud 50” counters, white gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating, blue inner bezel.

Bracelet
Stainless steel bracelet with AP folding clasp and interchangeable system
Additional blue interchangeable rubber strap

Model: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph Titanium 42 mm, Reference: 26238TI.OO.2000TI.01

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph Titanium 42 mm

Case
Titanium case
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal and caseback
Black rubber push-pieces and screw-locked crown
Water-resistant to 100 m
Case diameter: 42 mm
Case thickness: 15.2 mm

Dial
Grey dial with “Petite Tapisserie” pattern, black counters, white gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating, black inner bezel

Bracelet
Titanium bracelet with AP folding clasp and interchangeable system
Additional black interchangeable rubber strap

Model: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph Pink Gold 42 mm, Reference 26238OR.OO.2000OR.01

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph Pink Gold 42 mm

Case
18-carat pink gold case
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal and caseback
Blue rubber push-pieces and screw-locked crown
Water-resistant to 100 m
Case diameter: 42 mm
Case thickness: 15.2 mm

Dial
“Night Blue, Cloud 50” dial with “Petite Tapisserie” pattern, pink gold-toned counters, pink gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating, blue inner bezel

Bracelet
18-carat pink gold bracelet with AP folding clasp and interchangeable system
Additional blue interchangeable rubber strap

 

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold Self-winding Chronograph Limited Edition 41mm

Swiss Haute Horlogerie manufacturer Audemars Piguet has released a new Frosted Gold version of its Royal Oak Self-winding Chronograph. It is made of 18-carat white gold, finished with an ancient hammering method. Limited to 200 pieces, this 41mm version is equipped with the Manufacture’s latest generation chronograph movement, the Self winding Calibre 4401, first introduced in the Royal Oak collection this year.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold Self-winding Chronograph Limited Edition 41mm

The case and bracelet are presented in 18-carat white Frosted Gold and feature polished chamfers and crown. The richly textured surfaces are created using an ancient gold hammering method, also known as the Florentine technique, produced in collaboration with Carolina Bucci.

Powering this timepiece is the Manufacture’s latest generation chronograph movement, the self-winding Calibre 4401. This fully integrated column wheel movement offers flyback function, which allows the wearer to stop, reset and start the chronograph in one simple action.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold Self-winding Chronograph Limited Edition 41mm

The column wheel works in collaboration with a vertical clutch system. When the chronograph is started or stopped, the hands respond accordingly without any hint of jumping. Furthermore, the push-pieces feel smooth when pressed. A patented zero resetting mechanism ensures that each one of the counter hands instantaneously resets to zero.

Its sapphire caseback offers the magnificent view of the integrated chronograph’s column wheel and the dancing action of the chronograph hammers. Equipped with a 22-carat pink gold oscillating weight, the Self-winding Calibre 4401 boasts sophisticated finishing, including “Côtes de Genève,” circular graining, circular satin and polished chamfers throughout.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold Self-winding Chronograph Limited Edition 41mm

The dial is presented in a light grey hue, a new shade for the Royal Oak Frosted Gold Selfwinding Chronograph. It features a “Grande Tapisserie” pattern, white gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating. The rhodium-toned minute counter and hour counter have been repositioned, augmenting readability, while the date disc is located closer to the inner bezel.

Technical details

Model: Royal Oak Frosted Gold Selfwinding Chronograph / 41 mm
Reference: 26239BC.GG.1224BC.01

Functions
Flyback chronograph, hours, minutes, small seconds and date.

Case
Hammered 18-carat white gold case
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal and caseback
Screw-locked crown
Water-resistant to 50m

Movement
Self-winding Calibre 4401
Total diameter: 32 mm (14lignes)
Total thickness: 6.8 mm
Number of parts: 381 parts
Number of jewels: 40
Minimum power reserve guaranteed: 70 h
Frequency of balance wheel: 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations/hour)

Dial
Grey dial with “Grande Tapisserie” pattern, rhodium-toned counters, white gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating.

Bracelet
Hammered 18-carat white gold bracelet with white gold AP folding clasp

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Flying Tourbillon Chronograph 43mm

Swiss luxury watch manufacture Audemars Piguet has expanded their prestigious Royal Oak Offshore collection by unveiling the Self-winding Flying Tourbillon Chronograph. Heralding a new generation of redesigned Royal Oak Offshore models, this high complication watch features 43 mm diameter titanium case, with optimum ergonomics and sportier aesthetics.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Flying Tourbillon Chronograph 43mm

Limited to 100 pieces, this technical and sophisticated creation incorporates two complex horological functions: Flyback chronograph and flying tourbillon. It houses a new interpretation of an in-house self-winding movement originally released in the Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet collection. The open-worked dial reveals the movement architecture and its decorations.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Flying Tourbillon Chronograph 43mm