Swiss high-end watch manufacturer Audemars Piguet is pleased to introduce a new version of its Royal Oak double balance hollow case, which combines an elegant black ceramic case and dial design to create a sharp contrast.
For the first time, the Royal Oak Double Balance Skeleton watch is equipped with a black ceramic case and bracelet. They are all handmade and are alternately processed with satin polishing and polishing on the manufacturer’s trademark.
The black ceramic case provides an elegant environment for the redesigned black hollow dial and rose gold double balance wheel mechanism, visible on both sides of the watch. This patented innovation released by Audemars Piguet in 2016 improves the accuracy and stability of the watch. By assembling two balance wheels and two hairsprings on the same shaft, the system can perfectly synchronize oscillations. The rose gold-plated hour markers and luminous hands, as well as the 22-carat rose gold oscillating weight visible on the back of the back cover, echo this self-regulating organ. The titanium back of this watch also uses a new engraving process: “Royal Oak Double Balancier” to commemorate the internal complex mechanical scale.
In addition, the blackened hollow bridge reveals rhodium-toned gear trains on both sides of the copy men watch. Open work has been Audemars Piguet’s specialty since the 1930s. It is an art that takes into account both aesthetics and function. Well-trained experts create the movement by starting from the final design and working backwards. Cut too little in the wrong place, it looks wrong. Too much tailoring can impair the function of the movement. Solving this problem requires proficient watchmaking craftsmanship and a deep understanding of materials and finishing techniques.
The Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Openwork, which combines traditional superb skills, cutting-edge technology and highly modern design, will be on sale in December 2020.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Openworked Technical Specifications and Price
Hours, minutes and centre seconds
Selfwinding Manufacture Calibre 3132
Total diameter: 26.59 mm (11 ¾ lignes)
Total thickness: 5.57 mm
Number of jewels: 38
Number of parts: 245
Minimum guaranteed power reserve: 45 hours
Frequency of balance wheel: 3 Hz (21,600 vibrations/hour)
Black ceramic case and screw-locked crown
Glareproofed sapphire crystal and caseback
Water-resistant to 50 m
Openworked slate grey dial
Pink gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating
Black ceramic bracelet with AP folding clasp