An amazing combination of Double Balance and RO Full Ceramic.
Watch a large number of Royal Oak watches, from the classic Selfwinding model to Grande Complications, this is the most sought after model. In addition to ultra-thin and oversized watches, the desirability of the all-ceramic Royal Oak and Double Balance Wheel Openworked is obviously also very high. So, what if you want to combine the two concepts? You will end up with the amazing Audemars Piguet, which is the new Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Openworked 41mm Black Ceramic that we provide you today.
This is the first time that the Royal Oak Double Balance Skeleton Watch is equipped with a ceramic case and bracelet. Before this watch came out, the tourbillon was ultra-thin, the perpetual calendar (black ceramic, white ceramic and black ceramic skeleton movement) and the tourbillon chronograph skeleton movement all retained the full ceramic (case and bracelet) attire. Although ceramic is a material often seen on Royal Oak Offshore watches, the use of ceramics is still not so common for classic Royal Oak watches, especially since the case and bracelet are made of this material-absolutely No easy task.
On the other hand, we have the concept of “dual balance hollow”, which is a very fascinating mechanical innovation introduced in the Royal Oak series in 2016. It is a substitute for the Royal Oak hollow automatic winding. Its 3120 calibre has been developed in a completely hollow version. The new Double Balance concept is a watch for high-end watch lovers, whether it is executing movement and decoration or focusing At the chronograph. The impressive movement, intricate all-ceramic case and bracelet combine to form one of the most striking Royal Oak models in the current series.
The watch itself retains most of the elements of the previous Royal Oak double balance wheel skeletonized watch. What we see today is mainly the evolution of materials and colors. Therefore, the diameter of the case is still 41mm, with the iconic octagonal bezel, with eight gold screws on the top. It has a relatively thin profile of 9.7mm, a hexagonal screw-locked crown, and alternating frosted surfaces and polished accents-these characteristics are retained despite the new materials. The main update involves the case, the crown and the bracelet are made of lightweight super-resistant materials made of black ceramic. The bottom cover is made of titanium.
As we have explained on many occasions, using ceramics on the Royal Oak is not easy. In order to maintain the exact same shape and finishing as stainless steel or pure gold watches, Royal Oak ceramic watches require a lot of time to machine and hand-finish the parts-the bracelet alone requires 30 hours of finishing. Five times longer than the steel version. But obviously, the results are shocking. As can be seen from the photos, depending on the light conditions, the black ceramic material is also interesting and can reflect or absorb ambient light.
There are also some changes in the dial. While retaining the movement, its decorations and the visible dual balance wheel assembly, the inner flange with tiny rails is now painted black to match the case. The pointer and the applied index finger are still made of 18k rose gold with luminescent material. The complexity of this Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Openworked will not be hidden in this classic three-hand watch. There is no doubt that the star of the performance is the complex adjustment mechanism, highlighted between 6 o’clock and 9 o’clock. Its golden bridge and balance contrast with the dark gray movement-as you can see, the movement is composed of exquisite The decoration comes with sharp inward angles and hand-polished chamfers (and other decorations).
The principle of the double balance wheel is completely related to timing performance. Compared with the traditional single balance movement, the advantages of placing this dual balance device on the classic movement 3120 can be measured. The idea is to take advantage of having two balance springs without the problems that come with it. Double springs improve accuracy. However, this structure (when you have two hairsprings on the same side of a single balance) is difficult to adjust and does cause additional friction to the balance bar. Taking two springs made of the same alloy and separating them by 180° completely eliminates this situation, which is beneficial to the overall timekeeping performance of the watch.
In addition, best replica Audemars Piguet does not use a double hairspring but a double balance wheel solution. This means that a structure with a balance wheel and a hairspring on each side of the balance lever can be removed from each movement of the movement. Adjust on one side. Since there are two variable inertia balances placed opposite to each other, the weights can be perfectly distributed on the balance, and the watchmaker can fine-tune the watch in all positions. Moreover, because the weight on both sides of the balance bar is equal, this means that friction can be reduced and friction can be better distributed.
Except for the skeletonization of the movement and the double balance structure, the rest of the movement is close to the classic Calibre 3120, which has been the core automatic movement of this movement for many years. The 3132 movement you see here has a frequency of 3Hz and has a power reserve of 45 hours-shorter than the 3120, because the dual balance consumes more energy. The back cover of the watch adopts traditional high-end clockwork, decorated with exquisite decoration, and a hollow 22k gold rotor.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak double balance wheel hollow 41 mm ceramic is another display of the brand’s superb skills. Combine tradition and innovation in a true AP style. Although the design and materials use technology and a bold and ultra-modern style, from the mechanical point of view, the movement is an ode to traditional craftsmanship and chronographs. This contrast creates stunning, shocking watches with impressive expertise. The use of ceramics is again fully suitable for the Royal Oak concept, which makes the watch extremely demanding.
Technical Specifications-Hollow Myrtle Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel 41MM
Case: 41 mm diameter x 9.7 mm height-black ceramic case, brushed and polished-ceramic octagonal bezel with 8 gold screws-sapphire crystal glass case and back-titanium case-ceramic screw locking watch Crown-Waterproof 50m
Dial: hollow slate gray dial-rose gold coated hour markers-luminous lacquered Royal Oak hands
Movement: 3132 movement, internal-hollow automatic winding, bubble balance structure-26.59mm x 5.57mm-38 jewels-245 components-45 hours power reserve-21,600 vibrations per hour-hours, minutes, seconds
Bracelet: black ceramic bracelet with brushed and polished surface-titanium folding clasp