When you think that the innovation of the most hyped brand must be exhausted in this year, the manufacturer of Le Brassus surpassed everything in an unexpected way. During the year, were all fans of Royal Oak not satisfied with the demand for new watches?
Take the Royal Oak ultra-thin tourbillon in black ceramic as an example. Or soon, the Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar in white ceramics will be released-first of all, the heartbreaking work “Jumbo” in platinum with a salmon dial, some enthusiastic AP fans will do their best to watch the live broadcast. What has not caused any sensation or fuss is that a new model magically appeared on the Internet in early October, and it will definitely win a lot of time. But as people like to say, “absence makes the heart cuter.” This is the motto that Audemars Piguet has since perfected.
This secret star is the direct heir of Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Ref. 26579CE.OO.1225CE.01 black ceramic was launched in 2017. It uses a tapestry pattern instead of a tapestry pattern, allowing you to catch a glimpse of the eternally crafted hand-finished calendar movement. The watch appears to have great depth at first glance, but it immediately attracts the visual focus to the hollow dial in the foreground, which is usually missing in hollow watches. But here, the rose gold component of the hour scale is mainly applied, and the ring around the counter and Royal Oak hands enhance the appearance of the dial.
The 41 mm case and bracelet are made of high-tech ceramics, and the lugs are integrated in the case. Since the hardness of ceramics is 7 times that of steel, it is difficult to make them. The ceramic used on Royal Oak watches is unique because AP is the only manufacturer that polishes its ceramic cases by hand. This took about 30% of the production time, but it was worth it because the finishing found a unique beauty. Unlike other brands, AP does not press or cast its ceramic components, but instead manufactures them by cutting chips or grinding them from whole blocks or rods. They are already composed of the required ceramic, a mixture of yttria and zirconia used by AP.
Automatic manufacturing movement of the new Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Openworked Ceramic Ref.5135. 26585CE.OO.1225CE.01 is technically related to the previous model 5134 movement (with tapestry dial). It has now been retouched by hand to make it appear “naked” from the most beautiful side. It is equipped with a perpetual calendar with week display, day of the week, date and astronomical moon with leap year display. It provides a power reserve of 40 hours.
Now, we can of course speculate that as far as Royal Oak is concerned, AP will stand out next. Will white ceramics still have hollow open hands? Or can we expect ceramic hollow out ultra-thin perpetual calendar? Before that, we should first look back at an exciting AP year and then enjoy it.
In a sense, the new Royal Oak perpetual calendar hollow ceramics may immediately arouse the madness of some collectors.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak self-winding perpetual calendar white ceramic
In addition to using ultra-thin mechanical devices, the new styles of best swiss replica watches brand Audemars Piguet convinced the handmade ornaments and pendulum to be personalized by the owner.
The case of the Royal Oak Automatic Perpetual Calendar (Ref. 26579CB.OO.1225CB.01) is made of ceramic. The watch is also equipped with a non-reflective sapphire crystal and a screw-in crown. The bottom cover is also made of sapphire crystal.
The blue dial of this Royal Oak is decorated with the’Grand-Tapisserie’ pattern. The model has a silver-plated counter, a practical index and a typical Royal-Oak hand made of platinum and coated with a luminous coating. On the edge of the watch, there is a blue flange.
This watch is powered by automatic movement 5134, which is based on its predecessor, movement 2120, and has been modified due to the larger case size (41 mm). The 4.31mm high mechanism is made of 374 individual parts and is visible through the back cover of the watch. The movement is automatically wound in both directions.
The special feature of this Royal Oak is the perpetual calendar. In addition, the new model also has a flying spring box and moon phase indicator. The top luxury replica watches has adopted a microstructure design and only needs to be calibrated every 122 years and 108 days. The pendulum is located on the 4 ruby rollers by means of a peripheral ring. This can effectively reduce friction.
Like the case, the strap is made of white ceramic and is equipped with a titanium AP folding clasp. The power reserve of the Royal Oak self-winding perpetual calendar is 40 hours.
Brand: Audemars Piguet
Model: Royal Oak Self-winding Perpetual Calendar
Reference: Reference. 26579CB.OO.1225CB.01
Price: EUR 94’500
Shell material: white ceramic
Diameter: 41 mm
Dial: blue, decorated with “Grand-Tapisserie” pattern, silver-plated counter, coated with indigo, platinum hands coated with luminous coating
Back cover: Sapphire crystal
Strap: white ceramic, AP folding titanium buckle
Movement: Movement 5134
Mechanism: automatic winding
Power reserve: 40 hours
Function: Perpetual calendar, with week, day of the week, date, astronomical calendar, month, leap year, hour and minute