Audemars Piguet Royal Oak automatic winding 34 mm black ceramic

The first female-oriented non-complex ceramic Royal Oak.

In addition to the 41 mm white frosted gold Royal Oak Chronograph we just showed you, Audemars Piguet also released another model today, which may be more important than you think. In fact, the Associated Press has just launched a new black ceramic Royal Oak in its series… You might say that this is not the brand’s first watch, but in fact, this watch is the first A black ceramic watch without high-end complications, in a feminine size. This new Audemars Piguet Royal Oak self-winding 34 mm black ceramic watch can actually open the door to more such all-ceramic models with time and date in the future (or at least, this is what we hope).

The all-black ceramic Royal Oak was first launched in early 2017 with the model number 26579CE. This is a very popular watch that combines an ultra-thin perpetual calendar movement with an RO case and bracelet made entirely of black ceramic. Despite the use of this technical material, this watch retains everything it is famous for, including the combination of brushed and polished surfaces, sharp angles and dimensions. Of course, Audemars Piguet used ceramics in the past, but the important thing here is that the bracelet is also made of this lightweight and durable material. As Xavier explained when he got the watch, this is a real technical challenge, and the results are absolutely stunning.

The all-ceramic Royal Oak was later presented in various iterations, such as the all-white perpetual calendar, the stunning skeleton perpetual calendar, the skeletonized tourbillon chronograph, the ultra-thin tourbillon, and most recently the skeletonized double balance wheel. We only talk about exclusive, high-end and complex watches. But as of now, the all-ceramic Royal Oak also has classic chronographs, however, for now, women will have the first opportunity to enjoy this.

This new 34mm black ceramic version from Royal Oak is based on the recently launched version, which we covered in this article. With a diameter of 34 mm and a very reasonable height of 8.8 mm, this version already includes watches of 44, 41, 39, 38, 37 and 33 mm. You may argue about the meaning of having 33mm and 34mm watches, but there is a very important difference between the two watches, because the new model also introduces an automatic movement, making products for women more interesting than ever .

This watch is available in stainless steel, rose gold and two-tone case, with or without diamonds. It is now available in AP exquisite black ceramic configuration. This is the first time and date model (understand, no complexity, There is no skeleton movement, no double balance wheel), which is also the first female version. Except for the new materials that can be seen everywhere on the case, except for the back cover, the watch made of titanium is the same as the steel watch in all aspects, with the vertical drawing plane and the polished bevel on the edge of the case, the bezel and the bracelet.

One more small detail… The screws on the bezel are unusually made of 18k rose gold, not 18k white gold like most Royal Oak models. In order to continue the all-black scheme, the Grande Tapisserie dial is black, with rose gold markers, logos and hands to match the screws on the bezel. The date wheel is also black. fake watches for sale

Under the sapphire caseback is Calibre 5800, which is not produced in-house, but by the high-end movement manufacturer Vaucher. Display hours, minutes, seconds and date, power reserve up to 50 hours, dimensions of 23.30 mm x 3.9 mm, vibration frequency of 28,800vph/4Hz, and is decorated with exquisite Geneva stripes, polished bevels and gold rotors.

Thought, for the future…
Although I personally don’t have much interest in this watch-don’t get me wrong, it looks great, but obviously too small for my wrist-its display opens up a bit and I think it has been closed until now Door. For me, the all-ceramic Royal Oak is an out-of-reach watch, and this concept is reserved for the most unique movement produced by Audemars Piguet. But today, the brand indicated that it is willing to let the all-ceramic case/bracelet find its place in a more classic series…

Now that we know, we can only dream of seeing an alternative to the 15202, a watch that will be launched next year, with this ceramic case/bracelet configuration. Imagine that a black ceramic Royal Oak Treasure is ultra-thin… how desirable is that?

The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak self-winding 34 mm black ceramic watch (No. 77350CE.OO.1266CE.01) was released as part of the permanent collection. Nevertheless, despite the unlimited number, we know that Audemars Piguet’s all-ceramic watches are produced very low.

Technical specifications-AUDEMARS PIGUET Royal Oak automatic winding 34 mm black ceramic

Case: 34 mm diameter x 8.8 mm height-Black ceramic case, brushed and polished-18k rose gold screws-Titanium case back-Screw-in crown-Sapphire crystal front and case back-Water resistance to 50 meters

Dial: Black dial, decorated with “Grande Tapisserie” pattern, rose gold applied hour markers and Royal Oak hands with luminous coating

Movement: Calibre 5800, Vaucher base VMF 3000-automatic-23.3mm x 3.9mm-189 parts, including 28 jewels-28,800 vibrations/hour-50 hours power reserve-hours, minutes, seconds, date
Bracelet: black ceramic bracelet, polished and brushed, titanium folding clasp

Reference: 77350CE.OO.1266CE.01