With summer in full swing, Swiss Haute Horlogerie manufacturer Audemars Piguet enriches its collection of Royal Oak Perpetual Calendars with a new hand-finished white ceramic model.
This new white ceramic Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar follows on from a previously introduced black version, highly praised for being durable yet light, sporty and elegant. Challenging to master but virtually unscratchable, white ceramic resists high temperatures, thermal shocks and ageing. Numerous operations demanding patience and skill are required to achieve a uniform, compact and ultra-hard material that can be machined and hand finished.
Thewatch’swhite ceramic bracelet, like the case, has been beautifully finished with alternating satin-brushed and polished surfaces andis complemented by a titanium AP folding clasp.
The timepieceis endowed with ablue “Grande Tapisserie” dial, enriched withsilver-toned day, dateandmonthcounters. The dial also features the astronomical moonindication at 6 o’clock, the week of the year transferred on the blue inner bezel andthe leap year indication–pioneeredby Audemars Piguet in 1955– at 12 o’clock.White gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coatingcomplement the patterned dial.
Housed in a 41 mm case, the watch’s selfwinding calibre is fully visible through the glareproofed sapphirecrystal caseback.
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