The Geneva International Senior Watch Salon (SIHH) is one of the most famous luxury watch trade shows in the world and is the first major event of the calendar year. The event was held in Geneva, with more than 30 of the largest watch brands showing their latest timepieces before release to the public.
Among these luxury watch brands, the most famous is Audemars Piguet, a Swiss company that has earned a good reputation for style and innovation. The company now traditionally uses SIHH instead of Baselworld as the platform to release the main version. In this article, we introduce the brand’s new models in 2018.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Ref. 26237ST
For AP enthusiasts, the big news of this event is that the company is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Royal Oak Offshore series. To commemorate this moment, Audemars Piguet (Audemars Piguet) released a modern revision of the original 1993 model, and incorporated modern timekeeping technology.
In appearance, it is very close to the 1993 model, including the use of the signature blue “Tapissierie” dial and 42 mm case size. Having said that, this watch enters the modern era by using the 3126/3840 movement, which is the same movement used in many current AP Royal Oak Offshore models.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph
In addition to celebrating the past with previous models, AP also launched a new reimagination of Royal Oak Offshore this year in the shape of a Royal Oak Offshore tourbillon chronograph. This model has a 45mm case and is available in stainless steel or 18k rose gold.
The hollow dial design replaces the traditional “Tapissierie” dial, making this version modern and contemporary. As a result, it looks different from almost all other models in the Royal Oak series, although the series defines the octagonal case shape.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak RD # 2
The Royal Oak Offshore 25th Anniversary event was discussed before the event, and at this year’s SIHH, the most controversial watch is probably the new Royal Oak RD # 2 that any manufacturer is talking about. This watch is famous for its thinnest automatic perpetual calendar watch in history and is a watch of any brand.
Indeed, its thickness is only 6.3mm. Due to the challenge of compressing such a complex movement into such a small space, it took five years for the internal work of the watch to be perfect. However, from a visual point of view, the watch retains the classic Royal Oak elements, including the octagon and “Tapissierie” dial.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon
The Royal Oak Concept series was first introduced into the Associated Press catalog in 2003. This year, with the addition of the Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon, its first ladies’ watch has also increased. As the name suggests, the watch also benefits from flying tourbillon technology. Another first of the manufacturer.
The case is 38.5 mm in diameter and is made in the classic Royal Oak style. However, the watch has a skeleton dial and is decorated with rectangular cut or brilliant cut diamonds, providing the watch with a luxurious, frosted beauty that exudes luxury, fashion, elegance and refinement.
Audemars Piguet Millennium Hand-wound Movement
In addition to the Royal Oak model, some new millennial women’s models will be launched in 2018. Like the Millennium series, the timepiece uses an oval case and an eccentric dial to provide a unique design, while also revealing some of the mechanical devices contained therein.
SIHH launched two new manual winding cases with a diameter of 39.5mm, available in 18k rose gold or 18k white gold. Both materials are equipped with matching Polish mesh style bracelet, with a retro atmosphere. By setting diamonds on the lugs and bezel, the timepiece is completed.
Audemars Piguet is rarely disappointed with its newly released products, and certainly not this year. They commemorate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of Royal Oak Offshore, and launched the first brand such as Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon (Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon), and with the release of new replica watches, watch design is second to none in the world Royal Oak RD # 2.