The Royal Oak made its first flight.
What started out in conceptual form has now become mainstream. Audemars Piguet has just announced a 41mm Royal Oak with a flying tourbillon and offers three surprising variants-18k rose gold (not surprisingly), titanium (OK, OK, OK) and…steel (hey). Although this is not the first time the Royal Oak has become the host of a tourbillon, this is the first time that a non-concept model has shocked the flight of the tourbillon, and even they are automatically wound up.
The first Royal Oak Tourbillon Tourbillon watch dates back to its 25th anniversary and was released in 1997. The new Royal Oak self-winding tourbillon tourbillon watch follows the leading position in today’s 41mm movement in the late 1990s. The Associated Press reference nerd will want to notice the new brand features on these models. This is the first time they are made with electroplated 18k gold (Audemars Piguet says the process is similar to 3D printing), which is the fine process originally used for Code 11.59 Series of lacquered dials.
The dials of these three models are easy to distinguish. The steel 26530ST model has a radiant blue on the tap-like pattern emitted from the center of the tourbillon. Similarly, the gold 26530OR model has a smoky gray iteration of the same dial design. In the end, the Titanium 26530TI adopts a truly gorgeous and completely low-key sandblasted slate gray dial to achieve its own style. As a quiet background for very complicated complications, this pairing achieves a lovely balance and looks perfect with the 26530TI titanium case and bracelet.
These Royal Oak watches have the goofy function of Audemars Piguet’s 2950 movement. This self-winding movement has a beating frequency of 3 Hz and has a 65-hour power reserve to keep the hands turning and the tourbillon spinning. 2950 was originally launched in the Code 11.59 series, and the flying tourbillon is Audemars Piguet’s flagship movement, which features a tourbillon without an upper (dial side) tourbillon bridge. With the support of the back of the mechanism (through a component called a shaft), the flying tourbillon can better view the animation function as it rotates. Since the fascinating action is an important part of the attraction of the tourbillon, if you were to pay for the tourbillon, you might see as many tourbillons as possible, right?
As with all Royal Oaks, people really have to see them in metal, and I am very excited to see live photos and wrist photos (especially the titanium version) because these undoubtedly exclusive wholesale watches are starting to find Lucky new house. owner. The pricing is called “on request.” Although I can certainly ask for it, the Associated Press must know that I cannot consider myself a qualified buyer. Whether it’s a tourbillon or not, I don’t think I need to fly too close to the sun.
Brand: Audemars Piguet
Model: Royal Oak Automatic Tourbillon
Reference number: 26530ST, 26530TI, 26530OR
Diameter: 41 mm
Case material: steel, titanium or 18k rose gold
Dial color: blue (steel), gray (titanium), gray and Evolutive Tapisserie (pink gold)
Waterproof depth: 50 meters
Strap/Bracelet: Integrated matching metal bracelet
Movement: AP Movement 2950
Functions: hours, minutes, flying tourbillon
Diameter: 30.9 mm
Power reserve: 65 hours
Frequency: 21,600 vph