Two-Tone Selfwinding Royal Oak
February 4, 2015
The modern Royal Oak collection (non-Jumbo) is 41 mm in diameter, and is currently available steel or 18K gold. For 2015, it is now available in a two-tone version the consists of a steel case, bracelet and caseback – with an 18K pink bezel, hands, indices and bracelet plots.
This is not the first two-tone look to come from Le Brassus (the home of Audemars Piguet). It is, however, the first in many years.
Apart from the combining pink gold with steel, nothing else on the watch has changed from when we REVIEWED it here in steel.
It has the same superb self-winding movement (caliber 3120) with 280 parts, 40 jewels, a 60-hour power reserve and a frequency of 3Hz. Same pink gold relief engraved rotor. Same 41 mm by 9.80 mm case dimensions. Same glare-proofed sapphire crystal and see-through caseback, and so on.
The dial is silver-toned and features the sublime “Grande Tapisserie” pattern (made in-house), along with pink gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating.
The crown is screwed-down and water-resistance is 50 meters. Functions include hours, minutes and center seconds. Retail price is $25,600. (Ref. 15400SR.OO.1220SR.01)