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Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon

Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon

A new feminine look

October 8th, 2020

Swiss Haute Horlogerie manufacturer Audemars Piguet is delighted to present a new take on its women’s Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon, which pursues the collection’s interweaving of refined feminine aesthetics and complicated micro-mechanics.

 
Available in 18-carat pink or white gold, the new Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon combines the case’s shimmering Frosted Gold finish with a contemporary dial composed of multiple layers. For the first time, the Royal Oak Concept’s case is adorned with Frosted Gold — an ancient Florentine jewellery technique revisited by jewellery designer Carolina Bucci and adapted to adorn the Manufacture’s watches. Tiny indentations are created on the gold surface with a diamond-tipped tool, giving a sparkle effect similar to that of precious stones, like diamond dust. Superposed to the bezel’s polished bevels, this finishing highlights the watch’s design codes, while capturing attention from a distance.

 
The shimmering case nicely frames the multi-layered dial composed of four juxtaposed circles of increasing size and graded hues of blue emanating from the flying tourbillon cage at 6 o’clock. The graded nuances and sunburst motif further accentuate the dial’s depth and refinement. The flying tourbillon cage also presents a modern design with openworked gold-toned circles topped with an elegant touch of brilliant-cut diamonds. No hour-markers have been included on the dial to enhance the purity of this contemporary design.

 
Combiningtraditionandmodernity,thesewatchesarepoweredbyhand-woundManufacturecalibre 2964. The flying tourbillon — a high-end complication compensating for the effect of gravity on a watch — is today considered as of one the greatest expressions of watchmaking art. Only a few expert watchmakers retain the necessary skills for its realisation. The movement’s circular motif, visible through the sapphire caseback recalls the dial’s pattern. The alternation of sandblasting and satin-brushing also echoes the finishes of the Frosted Gold case and sunburst dial.

 
The two highly contemporary models are adorned with a blue “large square-scale” alligator strap for an elegant contrast. An additional blue textured rubber strap with constellation motif, recalling the Frosted Gold case, is also available. Both straps are complemented with a folding clasp adorned with Frosted Gold for a refined look to the slightest detail.

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Royal Oak Concept Frosted Gold Flying Tourbillon // 38.5 mm


 
Reference: 26630OR.GG.D326CR.01

Functions: Flying tourbillon, hours and minutes.

Case: Hammered 18-carat pink gold case, glareproofed sapphire crystal and caseback, crown set with a translucent sapphire cabochon, water-resistant to 20 m.

Dial: Multi-layered, graded blue dial with sunburst pattern, pink gold Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating.

 
Movement: Hand-wound Manufacture Calibre 2964
Total diameter: 29,5 mm (12 ¾ lignes)
Total thickness: 6,63 mm
Number of parts: 207
Number of jewels: 17
Minimum power reserve guaranteed: 72 h
Frequency of balance wheel: 3 Hz (21,600 vibrations/heure)

Bracelet
Hand-stitched “large square-scale” blue alligator strap with hammered 18-carat pink gold AP folding clasp. Additional shiny blue textured rubber strap.

Royal Oak Concept Frosted Gold FlyingTourbillon // 38.5 mm


 
Reference: 26630 BC.GG.D326CR.01

Functions: Flying tourbillon, hours and minutes.

Case: Hammered 18-carat white gold case, glareproofed sapphire crystal and caseback, crown set with a translucent sapphire cabochon, water-resistant to 20 m.

Dial: Multi-layered, graded blue dial with sunburst pattern, white gold Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating.

 
Movement: Hand-wound Manufacture Calibre 2964
Total diameter: 29,5 mm (12 ¾ lignes)
Total thickness: 6,63 mm
Number of parts: 207
Number of jewels: 17
Minimum power reserve guaranteed: 72 h
Frequency of balance wheel: 3 Hz (21,600 vibrations/heure)

Bracelet
Hand-stitched “large square-scale” blue alligator strap with hammered 18-carat pink gold AP folding clasp. Additional shiny blue textured rubber strap.

 
 
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