Every year Audemars Piguet has something new for the Royal Oak lovers. This time, there’s a new color combination for the Royal Oak ‘Jumbo’ Extra-Thin, four new chronographs for the smaller wrist, a luscious Frosted Gold Chronograph with purple dial, the Royal Oak Tourbillon Extra-Thin with case and bracelet in black ceramic, and a crazy cool openworked variant with ‘rainbow’ bezel.
Royal Oak ‘Jumbo’ Extra-Thin Ref. 15202BC
Two highly regarded pieces of the past come together in this 39 mm model. For the first time, the pink gold ‘Petite Tapisserie’ dial appearing in the Royal Oak’s 20th anniversary in 1992 is matched with a satin-brushed white gold case and bracelet. White gold was used only once in the 1980s for a Royal Oak with a blue dial and diamond-set hour-markers. The thickness of this ‘Jumbo’ watch is just 8,1 mm.
Royal Oak Selfwinding Chronograph
At 38 mm, this new smaller size for the Royal Oak Selfwinding Chronograph is going to appeal to both men and women. Reducing the diameter of the case resulted in a design update of the ‘Grande Tapisserie' patterned dial. There are four versions: the pink gold variant comes with a silver-toned dial and pink gold-toned counters or with silver-toned dial and counters. The stainless steel model is available with silver-toned dial and blue counters or with ruthenium-toned dial and rhodium-toned counters.
Royal Oak Frosted Gold Selfwinding Chronograph
The frosted white gold case and bracelet of this 200-pieces limited edition finished with polished chamfers, enhance the deep purple of the ‘Grande Tapisserie’ dial. The rhodium-toned counters, gold applied hour-markers and luminescent hands also illuminate the color of the dial.
Royal Oak Tourbillon Extra-Thin
The intense blackness of this 100-pieces limited edition gives some extra elegance and refinement to the polished ceramic case. The ‘Tapisserie Evolutive’ dial pattern kind-of radiates from the tourbillon cage. A hand-wound in-house 2924 movement offers some 70 hours of power reserve.
Royal Oak Frosted Gold Double Balance Wheel
A 37-mm frosted white gold case and the bezel featuring 32 baguette-cut rainbow-coloured sapphires (2.24 carats) go hand in hand with some stunning watchmaking, visible to your eyes via an openworked dial. The in-house automatic movement 3132 features a double balance wheels and two hairsprings that are assembled on the same axis. It oscillates in perfect synchrony with a 21,600 vibrations/hour frequency and has a power reserve of 45 hours.