AUDEMARS PIGUET - GREEN HUES FOR THE ROYAL OAK





Swiss Haute Horlogerie manufacturer, Audemars Piguet, is pleased to unveil several new Royal Oak models enriched with green dials. The new offerings include a 950 platinum Royal Oak “Jumbo” Extra-Thin with a smoked green dial embellished with a sunburst pattern, as well as a limited-edition Royal Oak Selfwinding Chronograph with an 18-carat yellow gold case and a green “Grande Tapisserie” dial. Lastly, the Manufacture also presents three new Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon variants in pink gold or titanium, all of which incorporate green hues.


Audemars Piguet first employed colourful stone dials during the 1970s, in brown, green and blue tones. This paved the way for a new generation of lively and expressive dials in the 1990s, which have permeated the Manufacture’s collections ever since.





ROYAL OAK “JUMBO” EXTRA-THIN



The 39mm “Jumbo” is presented with a full 950 platinum case and bracelet as well as a smoked green dial adorned with a sunburst pattern. This is the first time that this configuration has been employed within the 15202 collection. Just 8.1 mm in thickness, the case also confers a slender appearance.


The white gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands are treated with luminescent coating, aiding legibility in dim light. The “Audemars Piguet” signature is positioned below noon, while the AP initials are located at 6 o’clock, as “Jumbo” convention dictates.


At the heart of the watch is the selfwinding Manufacture Calibre 2121 fitted with a 22-carat gold oscillating weight. The inventory of functions includes: hours, minutes and date.

The Royal Oak “Jumbo” Extra-Thin is exclusively reserved for AP Houses.





ROYAL OAK SELFWINDING CHRONOGRAPH



The Royal Oak Selfwinding Chronograph is offered in a new colourway, pairing an 18-carat yellow gold case with a green dial. The dial is adorned with a “Grande Tapisserie” pattern complemented with three snailed counters. The “Audemars Piguet” name on the dial is formed of 24-carat gold and realised using galvanic growth. The model is fitted with a solid caseback engraved with “Limited Edition” (125 pieces).


Housed in a 41mm case, this version of the Royal Oak is powered by the selfwinding Manufacture Calibre 2385 which includes an 18-carat gold oscillating weight. As well as its chronograph, the movement indicates the hours, minutes, small seconds and date.


In addition to the yellow gold bracelet, with AP folding clasp, the model is supplied with two additional straps: green calfskin and green rubber.





ROYAL OAK SELFWINDING FLYING TOURBILLON



Upholding Audemars Piguet’s reputation for making high complications, the Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon showcases the talents of the Manufacture’s craftspeople with three new variants and much hand-finishing in evidence. Each option is presented in a 41mm case and is endowed with a green Tapisserie dial enriched with a sunburst pattern.


The first reference comes with an 18-carat pink gold case with matching hour-markers and hands. This model is limited to just 10 pieces.


The second model, limited to 50 pieces, is crafted in full titanium. The third model, limited to 15 pieces, combines a titanium case with an 18-carat white gold bezel set with 32 baguette-cut emeralds (~2.41 carats), each individually cut, faceted and set by hand. The emeralds’ verdant hues enhance the green colour of the Tapisserie dial, while offering a unique play of light. Both titanium models incorporate white gold applied hour-makers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating and are complemented with a titanium bracelet.





All models are equipped with the selfwinding Manufacture Calibre 2950, the latest generation of the Audemars Piguet flying tourbillon. Unlike a conventional tourbillon, a flying tourbillon eschews the upper bridge, affording views of the escapement, regulating organ and cage in motion.



TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS





Royal Oak “Jumbo” Extra-Thin / 39 mm



15202PT.OO.1240PT.01


FUNCTIONS


Hours, minutes and date.


CASE


950 platinum case, glareproofed sapphire crystal and caseback, water-resistant to 50 m.


DIAL


Smoked green dial with sunburst pattern, white gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating.


BRACELET


950 platinum bracelet with AP folding clasp.


MOVEMENT SPECIFICATIONS


Selfwinding Manufacture Calibre 2121


Total diameter 28.4 mm (12½ lignes)


Total thickness 3.05 mm


Number of jewels 36


Number of parts 247


Minimum guaranteed power reserve 40 hours


Frequency of balance wheel 2.75 Hz (19,800 vibrations/hour)





Royal Oak Selfwinding Chronograph / 41 mm



26331BA.OO.1220BA.02


FUNCTIONS


Chronograph, hours, minutes, small seconds and date.


CASE


18-carat yellow gold case, glareproofed sapphire crystal, screw-locked crown, water-resistant to 50 m.


DIAL


Green dial with “Grande Tapisserie” pattern, yellow gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating.


BRACELET


18-carat yellow gold bracelet, AP folding clasp. Two additional straps in green calfskin and green rubber.


MOVEMENT SPECIFICATIONS


Selfwinding Manufacture Calibre 2385


Total diameter 26.2 mm (11½ lignes)


Total thickness 5.5 mm


Number of jewels 37


Number of parts 304


Minimum guaranteed power reserve 40 hours


Frequency of balance wheel 3 Hz (21,600 vibrations/hour)





Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon / 41mm



26534TI.OO.1220TI.01


FUNCTIONS


Flying tourbillon, hours and minutes.


CASE


Titanium case, glareproofed sapphire crystal and caseback, screw-locked crown, water-resistant to 50 m.


DIAL


Green dial with “Evolutive Tapisserie” pattern, white gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating.


BRACELET


Titanium bracelet with AP folding clasp.


MOVEMENT SPECIFICATIONS


Selfwinding Manufacture Calibre 2950


Total diameter 30.9 mm (13¾ lignes)


Total thickness 6.24 mm


Number of jewels 27


Number of parts 270


Minimum guaranteed power reserve 65 hours


Frequency of balance wheel 3 Hz (21,600 vibrations/hour)





Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon / 41mm



26532IC.EE.1220TI.01


FUNCTIONS


Flying tourbillon, hours and minutes.


CASE


Titanium case, 18-carat white gold bezel set with baguette-cut emeralds (~2.41 carats), glareproofed sapphire crystal and caseback, screw-locked crown, water-resistant to 50 m.


DIAL


Green dial with “Evolutive Tapisserie” pattern, white gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating.


BRACELET


Titanium bracelet with AP folding clasp.


MOVEMENT SPECIFICATIONS


Selfwinding Manufacture Calibre 2950


Total diameter 30.9 mm (13¾ lignes)

Total thickness 6.24 mm

Number of jewels 27

Number of parts 270

Minimum guaranteed power reserve 65 hours

Frequency of balance wheel 3 Hz (21,600 vibrations/hour)





Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon / 41 mm



26533OR.OO.1220OR.01


FUNCTIONS


Flying tourbillon, hours and minutes.


CASE


18-carat pink gold case, glareproofed sapphire crystal and caseback, screw-locked crown, water-resistant to 50 m.


DIAL


Green dial with “Evolutive Tapisserie” pattern, pink gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating.


BRACELET


18-carat pink gold bracelet with AP folding clasp.


MOVEMENT SPECIFICATIONS


Selfwinding Manufacture Calibre 2950


Total diameter 30.9 mm (13¾ lignes)


Total thickness 6.24 mm


Number of jewels 27


Number of parts 270


Minimum guaranteed power reserve 65 hours


Frequency of balance wheel 3 Hz (21,600 vibrations/hour)









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