To celebrate 40 years of ongoing success for the first prestige sports watch, Audemars Piguet therefore presents its famous Royal Oak Chronograph in a new size suited to current trends. The case of the Royal Oak Chronograph now features a 41 mm diameter ensuring enhanced legibility.
This pink gold case with its resolutely contemporary size nonetheless retains all the key attributes that have made the Royal Oak Chronograph a truly legendary watch. Like the 1972 model, the latest Royal Oak Chronograph features a subtle interplay of alternating satin-brushed and polished surfaces, as well as the eight white gold hexagonal screws on the octagonal bezel. Water-resistant to 50 metres and equipped with a screw-locked crown, the case is fitted with a glareproofed sapphire crystal. The hand-sewn black crocodile leather strap is secured by an AP folding clasp that is also made of pink gold.
Typically for this collection, the black dial of this chronograph features a “Grande Tapisserie” pattern. This motif is crafted by Audemars Piguet using historical machines according to the ramolayé or pounced ornament technique. This rare and unique process that Audemars Piguet is proud to both possess and master, enables simultaneous cutting of squares interspersed with a gridwork pattern of fine grooves. The superimposition of two decorations, which is a unique feature of Royal Oak Chronograph dials, endows them with incomparable radiance. The applied AP initials placed just above the logo are more discreet than on other models. A double hour-marker appears at 12 o’clock, inspired by the first Royal Oak watches launched in 1972. The subdials and their inner graduated scales have been redesigned so as to further improve their readability.
This 41 mm Royal Oak Chronograph houses Calibre 2385, a mechanical selfwinding movement driving hour and minute hands, small seconds, a date display and the chronograph functions. 304-part Calibre 2385 has a 40-hour power reserve and a frequency of 21,600 vibrations/hour (3 Hz). The monobloc oscillating weight is made of 18-carat gold.
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