Some gifts keep on giving, such is the case of the iconic design invented by Gérald Genta back in 1972, which continues to keep turning heads after all this time. This latest pair of limited edition “Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon” marks the first combined use of the brands “frosted” technique with more conventional finishing. And if that wasn’t enough to get your attention, then the novel “dimpled” dial might make you take a closer look.The 41mm case is available in either 18k pink or white gold with a mix of vertical brushed flat surfaces and polished edges, while mounted by the iconic “Royal Oak” octagonal shaped bezel in a matching alloy. In common both bezels have exposed 18k white gold screws and a hand-hammered decoration that AP designated as “frosted gold”. On the flip-side is a sapphire exhibition case back that allows a view into the inner workings of the mechanical movement. They feature an openworked gold oscillating weight with a carved “AP” logo. It also comes equipped with a screw-down crown adorned with the AP logo. All topped by a sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating. Water-resistance can reach up to 50 meters (164 feet).Time is exhibited on a blue (white gold) or brown (pink gold) dial with matching gold applied hour indices, followed by a white minute track ring circling the flange portion. Instead of the traditional petite or grande tapisserie guilloché dial, the novelty of these versions comes in the form of a “dimpled dial”. One visible difference between these new models and the standard guilloché dial can be seen in the logo at 12 o'clock. Usually it would appear in an appliqué alloy form, but here they were printed. The texture of the “dimpled dial” with its varying heights must have made applying the appliqué logo rather Impracticable.At the 6 o’clock spot we encounter the large flying tourbillon with a central rotor, sparkling jewels, and its cage matches the case alloy of each version. The central gold hands and hour index markers have all been given a luminescent filling, for an enhanced legibility.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon
The “Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon” (References Below) is powered by the self-winding mechanical movement, caliber 2950 with 27 jewels, 270 parts, and 21,600 vph. Power reserve can last up to 65 hours, when fully wound.Mounted to the watch is either an 18k pink or white gold integrated bracelet with a vertically brushed and polished finish, while secured to the wrist by an AP folding clasp. Each of these models is a limited edition of 33 manufactured pieces. For more up to date information visit the official Audemars Piguet website here.
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