Audemars Piguet

Royal Oak Self-winding Flying Tourbillon Slim

Audemars Piguet launches the second version of the Royal Oak RD#3 with a diameter of 37 mm

Brassus, September 2022 – Swiss haute horlogerie manufacturer Audemars Piguet is pleased to present its latest Royal Oak Self-winding Flying Tourbillon Ultra-thin (RD#3) model. Complementing the 39mm “Jumbo” timepiece released earlier this year, this 37mm anniversary model pushes the limits of the Manufacture’s craftsmanship even further. The company debuts a flying tourbillon with a smaller diameter, thanks to its latest ultra-thin self-winding flying tourbillon movement, the Calibre 2968, which is only 3.4mm thick and adorns the slender wrist. Traditional and modern handmade ornaments. Equipped with an innovative escapement and an unprecedented plum blossom dial, this watch interweaves technical sophistication with the ultimate in refined aesthetic details.

Innovative ultra-thin flying tourbillon movement
At the heart of this innovation is the Calibre 2968, an ultra-thin self-winding flying tourbillon movement developed over five years. The integration of a flying tourbillon driven by an innovative escapement in the 39mm and 37mm diameter cases represents a major technical achievement for the manufacturer, as this complication was previously only available for the 41mm diameter. Given the limited space available, this self-winding flying tourbillon had to be creatively redesigned to reduce its thickness while preserving the original proportions of its cage, thereby repositioning certain components. For the first time, the tourbillon cage made of titanium is equipped with a peripheral drive, which also contributes to its slimness. 1 The combination of these two elements makes the energy distribution of the tourbillon smoother and, in addition, makes this regulating mechanism more light and refined. In addition, the new escapement relies on an oscillator with increased amplitude, which improves reliability, energy distribution and precision. cheap replica watches

In order to provide the best visibility of the flying tourbillon and movement, Audemars Piguet engineers completely redesigned the mechanics. On the back side, the bridges are skeletonized to reveal the inner workings of the movement, while achieving a harmonious and symmetrical aesthetic. On the dial side, the geometry and positioning of the balance arm has been revised to make the beating heart clearer. The technical design of the movement places the flying tourbillon at dial level for a better visual experience

The manual decoration of the movement components, visible through the sapphire caseback, combines the dynamism and classicism of the V-corner with the modernity of the tire’s character – a finish that appears on the main plate and bridges, replacing the traditional Côtes de Genève. The skeletonised rhodium-coloured bridges provide an unobstructed view of the contrasting pink gold elements in the mechanism.

Beautiful aesthetic inspired by the “Jumbo” code
The second RD#3, albeit with a smaller diameter, incorporates the dial aesthetic code of the “Jumbo” model released earlier this year. Similar to its 39mm model, this timepiece features a Petite Tapisserie dial, but for the first time in a vivid plum hue, obtained by chemical vapor deposition (CVD) to ensure a light, even and long-lasting hue across all dials.

Inspired by the original 1972 model, this new reference also includes bathtub-shaped hour markers and hands with a luminous coating for optimal legibility in the dark. The “Audemars Piguet” logo and the minute track are printed in white on the Tapisserie pattern. The rotating titanium flying tourbillon cage at 6 o’clock contrasts with the plum blossom background, creating a captivating aerial effect.

Unlike the Jumbo aesthetic, the handcrafted stainless steel case and bracelet of this 37mm model incorporates the latest design evolution of the collection, which was launched on numerous Royal Oak models at the beginning of the year. The widened polished bevel and the increased taper of the bracelet links give the watch a slimmer profile while enhancing its ergonomic design.

Dedicated “50 Years” oscillating weight
Royal Oak Self-winding Flying Tourbillon The ultra-thin self-winding tourbillon features a central oscillating weight mounted on ball bearings and is equipped with two reversers 2 to ensure bidirectional winding. Specially developed for the 50th anniversary of the Royal Oak, this 22-karat rose gold rhodium-plated oscillating weight is engraved with the “50 Years” logo and the Audemars Piguet logo. Complementing the tones of the stainless steel case and bracelet, it features the collection’s signature polished and satin-brushed finish, which can be admired through the sapphire caseback.

A tradition of technical prowess
In 1986, Audemars Piguet launched the world’s first self-winding tourbillon watch. Conceived by Jacqueline Dimier, the design places the tourbillon escapement on the dial side for the first time. The Calibre 2870 is housed in an ultra-thin case that is only 5.3mm thick. Its titanium tourbillon cage remains one of the smallest in the world today, with a diameter of 7.2mm, and one of the lightest, weighing just 0.123 grams. This model is known as the Tourbillon Self-Winding Ra (a reference to the Egyptian sun god) because Jacqueline Dimier’s design gives the micro-regulator the appearance of a sun, with its rays scattered across the dial. A total of 401 pieces were produced before 1992, this complication opened a new avenue for haute horlogerie,

Thirty years after Jacqueline Dimier introduced the model, the manufacturer known for its innovative ability has launched a series of research and development models. In 2015, Audemars Piguet presented its first RD#1 Royal Oak Concept Minute Question at SIHH after eight years of research with EPFL, EPFL, and an expert group of watchmakers, engineers, and musicians. Table Supersonnerie prototype and sound specialist. With the introduction of the Supersonnerie mechanism, this watch takes an important step forward in terms of acoustic performance, sound amplification and sound aesthetics. 3 Three patents have been filed for the system, which combines a novel timekeeping mechanism with an innovative case structure. The commercial Royal Oak Concept Minute Repeater Supersonnerie version launched a year later,

In 2019, Audemars Piguet introduced a new innovation, with its 41mm Royal Oak Self-Winding Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin model showing its prototype at SIHH a year ago under the name RD#2. The 6.3mm-thick calendar watch was powered by a movement that was only 2.89mm thick, making it the thinnest automatic calendar watch in the world at the time. To achieve this feat, the calendar functions normally installed on three levels are concentrated on a single plane. The manufacturer’s specialists have also developed two patented innovations concerning the integration of the end-of-month cam with the date wheel and the association of the month cam with the month wheel. Marking a turning point in the history of complication watches,

This year, the latest technological advancement of the watch factory, the Royal Oak Self-winding Flying Tourbillon Ultra Thin Watch, continues the previous innovations. Powered by the new Calibre 2968, these two RD#3 watches pay tribute to the Royal Oak’s 50th anniversary by combining technical innovation with aesthetic sophistication.

Audemars Piguet’s new-generation 7121 ultra-thin automatic movement Royal Oak’s 50th anniversary is the key to the future

After Audemars Piguet announced in 2021 that it would discontinue the most popular model of the Royal Oak, the 15202, this year – the 50th anniversary of the Royal series – announced that a new generation of the 16202 will be the successor model. For watch lovers who love Royal Oak fake watches, the most gratifying thing is that the 16202 faithfully preserves the design elements and appearance of the previous generation 15202, or even the more classic first-generation Royal Oak 5402, because it has been upgraded to a brand new one. The developed 7121 movement makes this classic, which has stood for half a century, with a more modern practical functional connotation.

Speaking of this, I have to introduce the 7121 movement. This new generation of ultra-thin automatic movement developed by Audemars Piguet for 5 years is the key core of the 16202 facelift and upgrade. Because watch lovers have always been sensitive to the change of the model, especially for a series that has not changed its movement in the past 50 years, how should the wearer clearly feel the functional upgrade after the change, and at the same time maintain The familiar classic appearance and wearing feel are the important factors that Audemars Piguet fake considered when developing the 7121 movement.

The brand-new model 16202 is launched this year, including stainless steel with blue dial, 18K gold with smoked gold dial, rose gold with smoked gray dial, and platinum with smoked green dial, a total of 4 styles. The diameter of the case is 39mm and the thickness is 8.1mm. The size of the case is exactly the same as that of the previous generation 15202. Other design elements are only slightly adjusted, but the biggest change is actually in the case.

The Royal Oak series that came out in 1972, from the first model 5402 launched to the model 15202, which was discontinued last year, has been equipped with the same 2121 movement for 50 years. The 2121 movement was developed on the basis of the Jaeger-LeCoultre 902 movement, which was born in the late 1960s, with a thickness of only 3.05mm. However, since the 2121 movement adopts the ancient movement structure of the 1960s, some functions, including the accuracy of 19,800vph, the power reserve of 40 hours, and the date display lacking the quick adjustment function, can no longer fully meet the needs of modern people. daily use needs.

Therefore, Audemars Piguet took the 50th anniversary of Royal Oak as an opportunity to launch the new Royal Oak “Jumbo” model 16202. The new 7121 caliber equipped with it not only means that the 2121 caliber that has stood for half a century has left the scene, it has the meaning of inheriting the past. The more substantive purpose is to transform the Royal Oak watch into a more modern watch that is closer to the new generation of users, while preparing for further use in the future.

Core Architecture Upgrade

The most significant upgrade of the new Royal Oak “Jumbo” model 16202 is that it is equipped with the latest 7121 automatic movement. Compared with the 2121 movement carried by the previous model 15202, it is quite impressive whether it is a visual or functional improvement. The first is the first impression of the appearance of the 7121 movement, which are two opposite golden cross-bridge hollow bridges, which respectively fix the balance wheel and the barrel. Not only does it bring a more modern visual impression, but the structural function is also more stable than the 2121 movement.

Then it comes to the most obvious and core architecture upgrade for users. Including the increase of the vibration frequency from 19,800 vph to 28,800 vph, and the increase of the power reserve from 40 hours to 55 hours, which could not be achieved simultaneously under the dynamic conditions of the 2121 movement in the past. Audemars Piguet first used a larger barrel in the 7121 movement as a power source for the long-term and accurate supply of the movement, followed by a ball bearing automatic disc, and a more efficient satellite wheel-type two-way winding. mechanism to improve the efficiency of the chain.

Another detail is the part of the balance wheel. The 2121 movement adopts the design concept of a card-free balance wheel adjusted with 6 weights. The new 7121 movement further sets 6 adjustment weights on the balance. The inner side of the wheel can maintain the smooth outline of the outer edge of the balance wheel, so as to reduce the air resistance generated during high-speed operation, and improve the working efficiency to reduce energy consumption.

The classic appearance remains unchanged and the practicality is improved

In addition, it is about the 7121 movement to improve the user experience. The Royal Oak “Jumbo” is a watch with three needles and a date. For users, there is often a need to adjust the date, but the date fast adjustment function There is no movement structure in the 1960s used by the 2121 movement, so when users need to adjust the date for multiple days, they can only do it through a more time-consuming time adjustment. The patented ultra-thin energy-saving date setting mechanism is added to the new 7121 movement, which not only meets the needs of users, but also takes into account the kinetic energy demand of ultra-thin movement to reduce energy consumption.

In addition to the functional upgrade, another key point of Audemars Piguet’s development of the 7121 movement is to maintain the classic appearance proportion and wearing feel of the Royal Oak “Jumbo”, and the size of the movement is the key. As described above, the evolution of many functional upgrades from the 2121 movement to the 7121 movement is bound to increase the complexity of the movement. However, because of the modern movement design and watchmaking technology, although the total number of parts has increased from 247 to 268, the size of the movement has only slightly increased from 28.4mm to 29.6mm, and the thickness has increased from 3.05mm to 29.6mm. 3.2mm, perfectly controlled within the allowable range, was able to successfully fit into the classic Royal Oak “Jumbo” case with a diameter of 39mm and a thickness of 8.1mm. This also confirms Audemars Piguet’s strong strength in movement technology. fake watches for sale

Is this the Royal Oak? ! Sapphire AP ROO Chronograph Inspired by Spartans

When it comes to the German high-end watch modification brand AET REMOULD, the first thing that comes to mind is the various Rolex Daytona watches they have modified. Shell Green Face Daytona. But it may also be because we have seen too many Daytona modified by AET REMOULD, which leads us to preconceived that the brand is to change Daytona. Compared with the Rolex watch replaced by a transparent case, the degree of surprise is still relatively high); however, in addition to these two brands, recently AET REMOULD has also actively expanded their territory, expanding the watch change object to AUDEMARS PIGUET Audemars Piguet, launched a The new work “Lochagos” based on the ROO 44mm chronograph.

Lochagos is the symbol of ancient Greek Sparta’s brave and good warriors, so AET REMOULD with such a legendary figure as the theme, naturally want to make the watch look imposing, just like the old people when they heard the Spartan army. a feeling of. The appearance of this ROO 44mm chronograph is remade with sapphire crystal. Just by looking at the outside of the watch, you know that this work should not be easy to do, because the Royal Oak Offshore case is full of layers, including the octagonal watch. The ring, the faceted crown shoulder, and the button base, etc., must not be easy to make from hard sapphire material, and this watch has a special feature that AET REMOULD even has chronograph buttons. Made of sapphire material, chronographs with sapphire cases are often paired with metal chronograph buttons. This detail highlights the craftsmanship of the watch again. As for the transparent bezel, the series of famous exposed screws are still locked. On the one hand, it has undergone in-depth transformation, but it is also committed to maintaining the identification characteristics of the work itself.

AET REMOULD is based on AP’s Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph, and launches a modified watch with the theme of the famous Spartan warrior. The octagonal-shaped bezel and case, including the chronograph pushers, are reinterpreted with sapphire material, which is quite special.

There is a clear contrast between the dial and the case. AET REMOULD uses red and yellow to represent the blood and the warrior’s armor respectively. The former is applied to the scale ring on the outer edge of the dial, the small dial pointer and the central chronograph large second hand, etc. The latter appears At 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock, the sub-dial scale ring – the pattern on the top is inspired by the shield of the Spartan warrior, creating a fighter’s spirit without anger. In addition, there will be some red and yellow irregular patterns on the open face plate, as if to emphasize the “victory results” obtained by the soldiers when they returned from the expedition, pushing the momentum of the entire watch to the apex.

Interestingly, when AET REMOULD creates modified Rolex watches, it usually retains the original brand logo on the dial of the watch, but this ROO 44mm chronograph “Lochagos” directly replaces the AP logo with AET REMOULD’s own logo. The consideration is unknown, but this may affect the willingness of collectors to some extent. After all, the original brand lineage is also an important element when starting this type of modified watch, otherwise it will look like a tribute watch made by his own factory or even a watch. There are doubts about fake products, but because AET REMOULD also has a certain reputation in the market, it will not make people think that it is a plagiarized work of unknown origin.

Due to the difficulty of making the sapphire case, the ROO 44mm Chronograph “Lochagos” is produced in limited quantities. It is hoped that starting from this watch, AET REMOULD can develop more replica watches luxury from other AP series and even other brands in the future, so that we can learn more rare creativity and craftsmanship.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Self-winding Flying Tourbillon

50 years is an important anniversary for the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak. One of the updated models is the Royal Oak Self-Winding Flying Tourbillon, with three new additions to the collection: one in rose gold, one in stainless steel and one in titanium.

The first two have a plain smoked blue dial with the Grande Tapisserie motif, while the third has a matte blue dial. Each new model is powered by the calibre 2950, ​​which debuted in 2020, with a power reserve of 65 hours and a frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour. Only now, on the back of the movement is a special gold oscillating weight with the “50 Years” logo, bringing attention to the Royal Oak’s 50th anniversary on the agenda.

This watch features design improvements aimed at improving its appearance. Improvements include wider bevels on the case and bracelet to better emphasise the effect of light on the surface; first link thickness on the one-piece bracelet is tapered to emphasise slimness for a more comfortable fit; slightly cut A sapphire crystal case back to better fit the wearer’s wrist; and hour markers and hands with new proportions that are more in harmony with the dial. Despite the changes, the watch still measures 41 x 10.6 mm, the same as the existing self-winding tourbillon. Audemars Piguet fake

The Audemars Piguet lettering on the dial is made from a thin layer of 24-karat gold using a galvanic growth process that the Associated Press describes as a chemical process similar to 3D printing. The letters are connected by thin chains that are hard to see with the naked eye. They are then attached to the dial with the help of the shank. Originally, the method of appending letters was developed for Audemars Piguet’s Code 11:59 series. The updated tourbillon looks great, as do the existing models that people are already lining up to buy.

Specifications Audemars Piguet Automatic Royal Oak Flying Tourbillon

Reference 26730OR.OO.1320OR.0 1 (18k rose gold); 26730ST.OO.1320ST.01 (stainless steel); 26730TI.OO.1320TI.01 (titanium).
Frame 41 x 10.6 mm, gold, steel, titanium. Waterproof to 50 meters
Clock face blue, luminous indices.
One bracelet Stainless steel, titanium​​​, 18k rose gold
Mechanism Automatic, Calibre 2950. Functions: hours, minutes, tourbillon. Power reserve 65 hours. Balanced frequency 21,600 vph, 27 jewels.

Auction Phillips Announces Royal Oak 50th Highlights Including Possible ‘Lagerfeld Black PVD’ and Ultra Early A-Series

A promotion dedicated to the 50th anniversary of Audemars Piguet’s iconic timepieces.

As we all know, this year the wholesale Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, the most iconic watch in the Le Brassus-based watchmaker’s collection, is approaching its 50th anniversary. As a result, the brand has launched a number of new models to celebrate half a century of Genta-designed sports watches with integrated bracelets, including a new version of the Jumbo Extra-Thin with an unprecedented movement, reference 16202. As you might expect, the auction house in Knowing the cult status of this watch is getting in on the festivities by preparing a dedicated sale. In this framework, Phillips, in association with Bacs & Russo, presents “The Royal Oak 50th”, a themed sale that will bring together some of the most important models produced by AP. This includes some Grande Complications, rare editions and historic watches, such as Karl Lagerfeld’s black PVD ​​coated watch or the first 5402ST A series to hit the auction market.

The 50th Royal Oak Auction will be held in Geneva on 6 May 2022 and will be a curated auction offering 88 treasures including rare, complex, historic and well-preserved Model.

Royal Oak 5402ST “A2”
The Royal Oak Jumbo was born in 1972 under the number 5402ST and was first released in a series of 1,000 pieces under the A-series code. Part of the Royal Oak’s 50th auction will be the first-ever numbered reference 5402 to appear at auction, a watch with serial number A2, meaning the second Royal Oak ever produced by Audemars Piguet. In addition, this watch was one of four Royal Oak models presented to the media and the public at the opening of Baselworld 1972. In addition, this watch comes with a full set of accessories and has never been worn.

KARL LAGERFELD Black PVD ​​Coated 5402ST Series A
One icon is worn by another… There is no other way to describe this famous black watch that has been featured many times in watches and fashion magazines, a watch that somehow started the trend of black and bespoke pieces… And a timepiece that achieved even more after its owner passed away in 2019.

Part of the Royal Oak’s 50th sale will be Karl Lagerfeld’s Black PVD ​​Coated Royal Oak Jumbo Reference 5402ST. The German creative director, fashion designer, artist and photographer is often seen wearing black PVD ​​Royal Oak models in different sizes, which he then presents to friends and collaborators. There are multiple period photos showing the designer wearing such a watch. Purchased in early 1974 while Lagerfeld was living in Italy, this watch was returned to the market in 1995 and remained in the same collection for over 20 years. Note: Phillips explained, “The location of the watch’s delivery and the amount of wear led Phillips’ watch experts to believe that the watch was the property of Lagerfeld.”

Royal Oak 25831ST Stainless Steel Tourbillon
Model 25831ST was introduced in 1997 as part of the celebration of the model’s 25th anniversary and was the first time a Royal Oak was fitted with a tourbillon regulator. It stands out most thanks to its off-centre display with date and power reserve indicators, and a striking octagonal tourbillon ring reminiscent of a watch bezel. Made of stainless steel, this watch is part of a collection of only 25 pieces, with the numerals 1/25, and features a blue Petite Tapisserie dial.

Following the introduction of the tourbillon in 1997, Audemars Piguet quickly introduced most of the complications that could be found in a Royal Oak case. To showcase its virtuosity, the Associated Press took the concept to the extreme with what it called the Grande Complication, a combination of a split-seconds chronograph, perpetual calendar and minute repeater. This watch is made of stainless steel and has a classic plaid blue dial, which is unique.

Platinum Royal Oak 25636PT Skeleton Perpetual Calendar
The perpetual calendar is one of Audemars Piguet’s most important complications and has therefore long been part of the Royal Oak collection. First introduced in 1984 as reference 5554, the Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar watch quickly became a must-have in the collection, with several different versions being introduced. As part of the Royal Oak’s 50th auction, Phillips will be offering reference 25636PT, a platinum case model that also happens to be one of the first models with a skeletonized dial to reveal the QP mechanism below. It comes with a midnight blue sub-dial and no leap year indicator.

Royal Oak 25829TP Platinum and Tantalum Skeleton Perpetual Calendar
The current 25829TP is a slightly more modern version of the watch seen above, as it showcases a classic but rare and desirable combination of materials with a case made of tantalum highlighted with platinum elements. Made in just 16 pieces, this Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar in platinum and tantalum features a skeleton movement with leap year indicator and an attractive blue-grey tones.

Royal Oak 14802PT JUBILEE Platinum
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Royal Oak, Audemars Piguet launched the so-called Jubilee collection in 1992, marking the first 10 years of the Royal Oak Jumbo Extra-Thin (since 5402 in the early 1980s). Of the 1,000 pieces made for the 20-year collection, around 700 are wrapped in steel, 280 in gold and only 20 in platinum. Fewer watches feature so-called blue “Tuscan” dials with specific textures.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak’s new generation of Jumbo 16202 comes out, the three key points that watch fans care about most

Audemars Piguet best suddenly released a large number of new styles the day before yesterday, almost completely without notice, killing everyone by surprise may be a little bit ignorant of martial arts, but seeing the styles they brought out will definitely make you swallow the murmur that you just spit in your mouth. This year 2022 is the 50th anniversary of the Royal Oak series. In addition to the retirement of the popular model 15202, the successor model that everyone was looking forward to as early as last year was released: the new generation Royal Oak series 39mm “Jumbo” ultra-thin watch, model 16202, Equipped with the new Audemars Piguet 7121 self-winding ultra-thin movement, available in stainless steel, platinum, 18K rose gold and 18K yellow gold.

Model 16202 Four materials
Steel, Platinum, Gold & Rose Gold

AUDEMARS PIGUET ROYAL OAK 50th Anniversary 16202ST.OO.1240ST.01 Watch

The one closest to the original is the “Jumbo” stainless steel case style 16202ST, adhering to the design features of the original Royal Oak series in 1972. The stainless steel case and strap are hand satin-finished and polished and chamfered. Cloud Night Blue 50″ shade and “Petite Tapisserie” small check surface. The special blue is produced by electroplating, and the “cloud” in the hue name describes the cloudy rendering effect that occurs when the black pigment comes into contact with the protective paint.

In addition, the watch also uses the original 1972 “bathtub” (called “Baignoire” in French)-shaped hour markers and hands, which can be injected with fluorescent materials to make it easier to read. The surface also retains the original design, with a polished 18K gold three-dimensional “AP” logo at 6 o’clock, and the words “AUDEMARS PIGUET AUTOMATIC” at 12 o’clock. In the mid-1980s, the “SWISS MADE” (Swiss Made) logo, which replaced the “SWISS” (Swiss) word, remains at 6 o’clock. feel.

AUDEMARS PIGUET ROYAL OAK 50th Anniversary 16202BA.OO.1240BA.01 Watch

AUDEMARS PIGUET ROYAL OAK 50th Anniversary 16202OR.OO.1240OR.01 Watch

The two new colors are 16202BA in 18K gold and 16202OR in 18K rose gold. The former has a smoky yellow dial that brings brilliance to the 18K yellow gold model, while the latter’s novel smoky gray finish contrasts with the 18K rose gold model. On the turntable, while rotating, the outer edge is carefully painted to create a smoky effect.

Finally, the fourth, the AP House limited edition 16202PT, features a hand-finished 950 platinum case with a sun-patterned smoky green finish for an elegant contrast. The same material and color scheme will also be launched in 2021, 15202PT. Since it is one of the very few Royal Oak styles that does not use a plaid face plate, plus the striking green face, although the platinum material is expensive, there are still many powerful collectors. Interested, this time also joined the ranks of the 16202 family.

AUDEMARS PIGUET ROYAL OAK 50th Anniversary 16202PT.OO.1240PT.01 Watch

No more tears of the times
Equipped with 7121 new movement

7121 self-winding movement, diameter 29.6 mm, thickness 3.2 mm, the number of parts is 268, the minimum guaranteed dynamic reserve is 55 hours, and the vibration frequency is 28,800 times per hour.
This is the first time since 1972 that the Royal Oak “Jumbo” ultra-thin watch is equipped with a new movement. The Audemars Piguet 7121 self-winding movement with time, minutes and date display functions, accompanied by the new reference 16202 “Jumbo” watch. Looking back to 1972, the 2121 movement, which came out with the Royal Oak series, was the thinnest movement in the world at that time with a central automatic dial and a date display. The thickness was only 3.05 mm, and it was regarded as a classic model for decades.

However, after all, it is a model 50 years ago, and the current watchmaking technology is no longer the same, so with the 2121 also successfully retired, it was replaced by the 7121 movement. The thickness of the new 7121 movement is only 3.2 mm, which can be perfectly incorporated into a case with a thickness of 8.1 mm, and most importantly, a quick date adjustment device has been added. And it takes 24 grids to move forward one day), and now you can quickly adjust to the desired date by pulling out the crown.

2022 limited
50th Anniversary Exclusive Automatic Disc

The 50th anniversary automatic disc will be a feature of all Royal Oak Anniversary models launched in 2022.

The 7121 movements of the four 16202 models are all equipped with a 22K gold 50th anniversary exclusive automatic disc, which not only presents the 50th anniversary logo through hollowing skills, but also engraves the Audemars Piguet logo. The anniversary model features an automatic dial in the same colour as the case, a refined match usually reserved for complication watches. Like the case, the automatic dial is satin-finished and polished and chamfered alternately for added beauty. The 50th anniversary automatic disc will also feature on all Royal Oak Anniversary models launched in 2022.

In addition to the special anniversary-limited automatic dial, the 7121 movement seems to have more secrets. For example, the span bridge of the balance wheel and some of the gears are rose gold, and the mainspring barrel roll car is also specially equipped with rose gold bridges and three ruby ​​bearings. The stability and smoothness of the release power should also bring improvements. The material and structure of the details need more information from the brand. After all, Royal Oak’s 50th anniversary has only just begun! I believe that the future is even more exciting.

Introducing the Royal Oak Offshore where you won’t be able to see these gems adorned

Breaking: The large table is covered with large stones.

What, do you think this will be an all-new version of the Jumbo, refined complications, and careful tweaks and tweaks to the existing models in the lineup? If that’s what you think, ho, ho, ho, my friend, how wrong you are. As part of the Royal Oak celebrations, in its 50th year, fake Audemars Piguet released not one, not two, or even three, but four, or four, Royal Oak Offshore. . .

All three models feature rubber straps, which make the watch look a bit like a combat swimmer who unexpectedly emerges from a group of princess tiaras. One only has diamonds on the bezel (presumably the one that has to stay home and frolic with friendly woodland creatures while everyone else goes to the dance).

Of the other two strap models, one features a pavé dial with a fully diamond-set case and lugs, while the other features a Mega-Tapisserie dial set with baguette diamonds (the press release calls it “muscle” – when It’s not the first adjective or even the hundredth adjective that comes to mind when I think of baguette cut diamonds, but hey, why baguette diamonds shouldn’t aspire to be bragged). The fourth is, of course, fully set with diamonds, including the bracelet.

The movement is a striking contrast to the watch – it’s our old and new friend, the calibre 4401 flyback chronograph, first seen in the Code 11.59 collection (32mm x 6.8mm, 40 jewels running at 28,800 vph) , actually a muscular 70-hour power reserve. Maybe it’s the baguette found at the gym on arm day).

I absolutely love looking at a watch and asking, “What kind of watch does this watch want to be?” From there, in the spirit of consistency, these are pretty obvious what they are and what they aren’t, and it feels a little bit silly to write about them. Pointless – you might as well complain that Bohemian Rhapsody isn’t a plain song by Hildegard of Bingen. The problem is not the song – or in this case the watch – the problem is expecting it to not be it, in fact it is the exact opposite.

Oh sure, I could say these would make Gérald Genta spin in his grave, but the truth is that Royal Oak Offshore had him spin in his grave (or if he rented it when the grave came out, he would have 1992 was very active in 2010 and was very opposed to what he thought the AP had access to his designs). In fact, this hyperbole was part of Offshore from the start. These fake watches don’t make sense? Really, the Royal Oak Offshore doesn’t have any models either (I mean, remember Survivor and Doom? There’s no reason for these watches). Instead, when you’re actually Biff The Hedge Fund Guy (or whatever), it should make you feel like Conan the Barbarian, by the way, I’m saying this with sincerity because I’ve worn Offshores more than once and every time All had a great time. You’

Watches evolve like everything else, like life, and if available, they expand into available niches. A 130-foot Supersaurus doesn’t make any sense either, but the niche is there, and this beast has adapted to it. The same goes for offshore companies. I think these are probably best understood in terms of peacock feathers – an exaggerated, highly visible, unmistakable, and even, hahaha, muscular representation of reproductive health.

Royal Oak Offshore 43mm with diamonds: Case, 18k white gold. Movement, Caliber 4401, self-winding flyback chronograph, 32mm x 6.8mm, 40 jewels running at 28,800 vph. Interchangeable strap system with a choice of rubber or black alligator straps. Versions: some diamonds, more diamonds, even more diamonds, all diamonds.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Automatic Chronograph 42mm (1993)

Audemars Piguet has launched a new evolution of the original Royal Oak Offshore in 1993

Swiss high-end watch manufacturer Audemars Piguet released a new evolution of the original Royal Oak Offshore in 1993, which includes three materials: stainless steel, titanium metal or 18 carat rose gold. Although retaining the essence of the original timepiece, the three 42mm models are equipped with the manufacturer’s latest self-winding flyback chronograph, a new interchangeable strap system and slightly modified dial design. The sapphire caseback has also returned, bringing extraordinary vision to the hand-made integrated chronograph.

Constantly improving performance
Three new Royal Oak Offshore watches are equipped with a new self-winding integrated chronograph Calibre 4404, equipped with a column wheel and flyback function.

Unlike ordinary chronographs, the flyback function allows the wearer to stop, reset and start the chronograph with a simple action. The column wheel and the vertical clutch system work together. When the chronograph is started or stopped, the hands will react accordingly without any signs of beating. In addition, the button feels smooth when pressed. The patented reset mechanism ensures that each counter pointer instantly resets to zero. Audemars Piguet fake

The extraordinary vision of the 4404 movement
This new evolution has an anti-glare sapphire back cover that reveals the inner workings of Calibre 4404, including its column wheel and the so-called “dance” of the chronograph hammer when its chronograph function is activated.

Visitors can also admire the special 22-carat rose gold oscillating weight and exquisite hand-modification of the movement, including “Côtes de Genève”, satin-brushed and polished chamfers.

Reinterpreted in stainless steel, rose gold or titanium
The new Royal Oak Offshore watch offers stainless steel and two new case options: one is titanium and the other is 18-carat rose gold. Audemars Piguet released a previous model made entirely of titanium in 2004 (reference number 25721TI), but this is the evolution of the first 18-carat rose gold “Petite Tapisserie” watch. The cases and bracelets of the three timepieces are hand-decorated alternately with the manufacturer’s signature satin brushed and polished chamfers.

The stainless steel and rose gold models have blue rubber buttons and crowns, as well as blue rubber gaskets that seal the bezel to the case. In contrast, the crown, washers and buttons of a titanium timepiece are made of black rubber.

Unique design combining past and present
Three new Royal Oak Offshore watches are faithful to the original aesthetics and incorporate the “Petite Tapisserie” pattern. The stainless steel model uses the iconic blue dial of the Royal Oak Offshore in 1993. This color is called “Night Blue, Cloud 50” in the archives of the watch factory. The rose gold reference model highlights the “Night Blue, Cloud 50” dial, with a rose gold timing counter that echoes the color of the precious case. Last but not least, the titanium version is decorated with a light gray dial, and the black counter and black inner bezel are more prominent.

Although the timepiece retains the original Royal Oak Offshore vertical chronograph display, the hours and small seconds have been inverted: the hour counter is now at 12 o’clock and the small seconds at 6 o’clock. For its part, the minute counter has been kept at the 9 o’clock position. In addition, all counters are now equidistant from the center of the dial to increase visual appeal.

To pay tribute to the original watch, the gold application AP initials and the transferred “Audemars Piguet” signature are located at 3 o’clock. There is also a magnifying glass integrated in the dial at the top of the date window to enlarge the date numbers, just like the 1993 timepiece.

Interchangeable bracelet and strap
These new models complement the factory’s new interchangeable strap system-appearing on metal bracelets for the first time. Interchangeability is directly integrated into the buckle and the rivets of the case, perfectly blending with the aesthetic criteria of the case. Review copy watch

Customers can easily and efficiently replace the bracelet and buckle of a new timepiece with a quick click and release, while the double push system provides the best safety when wearing the watch on the wrist.

The metal strap can be replaced with a rubber strap for a more sporty look and lifestyle, because the latest 42mm version is equipped with a second interchangeable rubber strap-the stainless steel and rose gold versions are blue; black Of titanium flakes. Completely waterproof, when wearing a rubber strap, these three models can travel to a depth of 100 meters underwater.

The 42mm Royal Oak Offshore 2021 Interchangeable Strap Collection also includes light blue and khaki textured rubber straps, as well as black calfskin straps.

A more modern but enduring watch
The Royal Oak offshore model designed by Emmanuel Gueit entered the world of high-end watches in 1993. Although its octagonal bezel and hexagonal screws retain the Royal Oak’s aesthetic guidelines, the Royal Oak Offshore challenged the established traditional bezel with its amazing 42mm case size. The huge visible black gasket and rubber bag underneath the traditional bezel Cover the crown and buttons, and the curved links of the bracelet. The Royal Oak, nicknamed “The Beast”, is sturdy and muscular, leading the trend of large-scale watches. Over time, the Royal Oak Offshore has become a platform for innovation, with a large number of new materials, case sizes, complications and colors, while still being faithful to the timeless design of the original model.

In 2013, the original Royal Oak Offshore watch underwent a major redesign for the first time to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the watch. This limited edition of 20 pieces (model 26218) is equipped with the 3126/3840 movement, which was first introduced in the Royal Oak Offshore Collection (model 26170) in 2006. The watch is also equipped with a sapphire back cover, you can see the hand-made self-winding mechanical movement ticking inside. This work also witnessed the extraordinary return of the “Petite Tapisserie” pattern, which decorated the original Royal Oak and was used in the Royal Oak Offshore series for the last time in 2008.

The Royal Oak Offshore has undergone another design evolution in 2018 for the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the series. As the last anniversary model, this model uses the original “Petite Tapisserie” pattern, marking its official return to the Royal Oak offshore core series. The 2018 edition is another tribute to the original timepiece, with the words “Royal Oak Offshore” engraved on its solid caseback. However, this special edition presents subtle differences in dial aesthetics, especially the logo renamed in 2012 and the unified layout of the entire dial.

The latest watch released this year adopts the manufacturer’s latest integrated chronograph technology, interchangeable strap system and slightly updated dial aesthetics, once again improving this iconic timepiece, as a timeless Royal Oak offshore watch Provide continuously improved performance and efficiency.

The cheapest AP at entry level is the rarest of things: The Royal Oak of the Value Proposition

is steel. It is 34mm. While it’s still very expensive, the lowest-priced machinery on the menu is a bargain for an Audemars Piguet house, where prices can soar into the stratosphere.

At the entry level, we consider the cheapest watches from luxury watchmakers. They’re still not cheap, but hey – every brand has to start somewhere.

A famous observation about German automaker BMW is that it makes the same sausages, just different lengths. While Audemars Piguet has moved away from its most famous collection — the Royal Oak — which recently launched the CODE 11:59 — Gérald Genta’s designs remain the company’s most recognizable watches.

The Royal Oak also represents the gateway into the world of AP. Technically, the real entry point is the 33mm Quartz Royal Oak in stainless steel. Now, not that there’s anything wrong with quartz, but I bet if you’re reading , you’re more interested in learning about the most affordable mechanical watches in the stable.

As it happens, that’s also the Royal Oak. Specifically, the 34mm Royal Oak Automatic is currently priced at $21,500. In terms of diameter (34mm), thickness (8.8mm) and automatic movement (cal. 5800), this is functionally equivalent to one of the hottest watches of 2021, the 34mm AP Royal Oak Automatic Ceramic, Dimepiece by Brynn Wallner was recently reviewed in Splendid Fashion. The watch you see here is not the hyped ceramic watch. It is stainless steel.

AP Royal Oak Automatic Winding Reference. The 77350ST.OO.1261ST.01 is a new addition to the Royal Oak series, which we covered back in April 2020. At launch, AP showcased four styles, including a two-tone style and two diamond-set bezel styles. At the time, AP didn’t directly say it was a ladies’ watch, but with a plain steel case with a large silver check pattern dial and two-tone variation, it could be said that it was a royal oak for every ratio. NFL linebacker small man. A year later, we got the ceramic version with gold trim. There’s also frosted gold, but it’s a bit more expensive.

Perhaps the 34mm Royal Oak is shrugged as a women’s watch by some male potential buyers, but the market effect of the hype has yet to take over the cheapest automatic Audemars Piguet currently produced. It’s a watch online – in common places I won’t name – for less than you might think.

I haven’t had a chance to see a Royal Oak of this size in person, but someone I know has. I’ve heard that the 34mm Royal Oak is perfectly fine to wear on a man’s wrist. I’m still not under the illusion that wearing this 34mm RO is like wearing the 15202, but for those of us with smaller wrists, it’s a watch worth knowing.

Under the hood, you have the Vaucher cal based AP calibre 5800. 3002, equipped to display the hours, minutes, seconds and date, with a 50-hour power reserve and automatic winding via a solid gold rotor. It’s a compact movement, measuring 23.3mm from edge to edge, for a Review fake watch that has to bridge the gap between the 33mm Quartz Royal Oak and the 37mm Royal Oak Automatic. A scrupulous purist might object to cal. The 5800 isn’t entirely built in-house, but Vaucher itself is a manufacturer of quality movements. It is jointly owned by Parmigiani Fleurier (majority) and Hermès (minority), and in addition to supplying movements for Richard Mille and other high-end brands, it also serves both.

You have to jump up to the 37mm Royal Oak and its 3120 movement to get a fully in-house developed movement, but I don’t think that’s a major hit against the 34mm Royal Oak. Just discontinued reference. The 15202 is the king of the 39mm Royal Oak Collection and is powered by the automatic 2121 movement, originally developed by JLC and used by Holy Trinity members Vacheron Constantin and Patek Philippe.

This watch may be the smallest and most affordable Royal Oak Automatic, but it doesn’t seem to be particularly cut or underwhelmed considering the Royal Oak Automatic’s full range of dates.

Still, the 34mm size is bound to polarize. Still, the watch is the exact same size as the 34mm Ceramic Royal Oak, a watch that excites at least as many guys and girls as I know. AP’s use of ceramics now attracts all the attention it does because of the sheer amount of detail it applies to this difficult-to-machine material. It’s just that this steel watch can be said to be a more core fake Audemars Piguet, and its hype train hasn’t quite left the station.

Audemars Piguet-Code 11.59

Since its official launch in 2019, this year Audemars Piguet’s Code 11.59 series has added five new self-winding three-hand watches and five new self-winding chronographs.

The new model is characterized by the lacquered dial with blue, burgundy, purple and light gray and dark gray sunburst patterns, all with 41 mm white gold, rose gold or two-tone white gold and rose gold cases.

These new Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 models are equipped with a new generation of self-winding and self-winding chronograph movements released by the manufacturer in 2019. The self-winding model is equipped with a 4302 movement, an automatic movement with seconds and instant date indication, and a 22-carat oscillating weight visible through the sapphire back cover.

The self-winding chronograph model is powered by the 4401 movement, which is an integrated chronograph with a column wheel and flyback function. The chronograph can be restarted without first stopping and resetting.

Because of the complicated and highly manual work required to make them, the dials in this series are all made by a single supplier. This was partly due to the choice to display the lacquered dial, which then had to accommodate a rather unusual logo.

The 12.5 mm long copy Audemars Piguet logo is made using an electroplating growth process, which is a chemical process used to achieve micro-measurement accuracy. It is applied by superimposing thin layers of 24 carats of gold on top of each other to produce a 3D effect. Although other watchmakers have also adopted this process, Audemars Piguet was the first company to use 24-carat gold in this process. This complex logo implementation took about two years to develop, partly because the “A” and “U” of the Audemars Piguet logo are very thin. More importantly, these letters are connected to each other by links about the size of a hair.

Unexpected Dimension: Crystal
As mentioned earlier, Audemars Piguet’s CODE 11.59 bezel is very thin. The reason behind this geometric shape is that the bezel needs to integrate an unusual sapphire crystal, which is also designed for this series. The inner surface of the anti-glare sapphire crystal is dome-shaped, while the outer surface is vertically curved from 6 o’clock to 12 o’clock.

This arched profile is designed to provide the best readability for the dial. Regardless of clarity, this also means that the depth, viewing angle and even light of the timepiece can play a role, because it is tilted and studied from a contrasting angle and surface. Even if the watch is not your style, it is well worth seeing for yourself-the execution of the crystal is a truly impressive design feat, very clear, even at a glance.

Specially built: internal movement
The movement of the self-winding watch and the self-winding chronograph was specially developed by the Audemars Piguet series for CODE 11.59. Like the case and dial, the development of the movement is no small feat—especially for the long-awaited self-winding chronograph model of the brand’s fans.

The chronograph model is powered by the internal calibre 4401, which is an integrated chronograph with a column wheel and flyback function. The chronograph can be restarted without first stopping and resetting. The movement has a diameter of 32 mm, and of course it also provides an hour, small seconds and date window. The movement is also equipped with a patented reset mechanism to ensure that each counter pointer is reset to zero.

In addition, it is also equipped with a vertical clutch system to prevent the hands from jumping when the chronograph is stopped or started. Audemars Piguet is keen to showcase as many 367 components and functions as possible. Parts that are usually hidden from sight, such as the so-called “dance” of the chronograph hammer when the column wheel and the chronograph are reset, can be seen through the back cover, and even the 22-carat gold pendulum is open-working.

At the same time, the self-winding movement 4302 (also with a large diameter of 32 mm) belongs to the same movement series as its chronograph cousin, but it is naturally much simpler. It provides hour, minute, central seconds and immediate date indication. The movement is equipped with a decorative 22-carat gold oscillating weight, which is clearly visible through the sapphire crystal case back.

Finally, let us not forget the basics-both movements beat at a frequency of 4 Hz and have a power reserve of 70 hours. In addition, due to the sapphire crystal back cover, wearers of both models can see several exquisite decoration techniques completed by hand. This includes “traits tirés”, “Côtes de Genève”, as well as round grain patterns, round satin patterns and diamond polishing angles.

The watch itself uses a hand-stitched leather strap that matches the color of the dial. It will be interesting to see the dial with a simple black strap, because brighter models such as burgundy watches will have a completely different appearance. It will be more interesting to see how these watches-at least the platinum version-match bracelets, especially the chronograph, with a digital tachymeter scale, which looks more like a sports online watch.

The strap also controls the color of the dial to a certain extent—for example, if there is no gray leather strap, the gray dial might be considered white. In any case, the current hand-stitched “big square” alligator leather strap with an 18-carat white/pink gold pin buckle is well integrated into the design, finally allowing the shape of the case and the eye-catching dial to take center stage.

In the final analysis, 2020 does not bring too many major changes to Audemars Piguet watch CODE 11.59. We can simply conclude that this is due to the already impressive case design, the high attention to detail, and the colorful sunburst dial. However, while these elements are a key part of any watch review, it is also worth analyzing what the latest series actually tells us about the brand, strategy and followers.

Back to the first point of this article: Audemars Piguet is famous for its Royal Oak series. So why did Audemars Piguet invest in CODE 11.59 watches again, despite any really exciting new qualities? Of course, it obviously sold well in the first year. But at a deeper level, my answer is that, fundamentally, these watches not only encourage watch companies, but also encourage their followers to step out of their comfort zone.

One thing to define us is both a blessing and a curse, but unfortunately how easy it is to forget what the brand must provide, because we often focus on the most iconic designs of the brand, from Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Reverso to Breitling’s Navitimer. No, Audemars Piguet’s CODE 11.59 is almost unrecognizable on your wrist. Yes, very few people will stop to replenish your watch in public—at least for now. But of course this is not all the meaning a watch should have.

Some people may argue that Audemars Piguet’s latest Code 11.59 watch is an obscure strategy designed to drive consumers in new directions, reach new customers, and remind consumers of the manufacturer’s capabilities. Others may argue that Audemars Piguet’s CODE 11.59 does not have the same amazing elements as Royal Oak’s iconic and modern design. But let us remember that at the beginning of its conception, the Royal Oak was also ignored and ridiculed. Personally, I think the case and sapphire crystal are particularly capable of making the watch a valuable part of the brand’s history.

After exploring the depth and details of the thought behind his creation, it is obvious that Audemars Piguet’s CODE 11.59 can encourage us as individuals to open our eyes and thoughts and see that there are a large number of watches waiting to be discovered-if we learn to transcend the cult classics Enough. perfect cheap watches