SIHH 2018: Royal Oak "Jumbo" in Titanium and Platinum
January 15, 2018
Audemars Piguet is at a point where they don’t really need to sell newness in the way many of their competitors do. Their iconic Gerald Genta designed A-Series Royal Oak “Jumbo” from 1972 is so well designed that they’ve left it alone for the most part.
Today, however, they’ve done something exciting, without really doing a whole lot. They have taken their current 15202ST line (the stainless steel Jumbo), which has the same dimensions as the original at 39 mm x 8.01 mm and produced it in a titanium case and bracelet with a polished platinum bezel and bracelet links.
Plus, they created a stunning new smoked blue “Petite Tapisserie” pattern dial, which is a mixture of dark blue and black hues, combined with white gold applied hour-markers and luminescent Royal Oak hands.
Driving the hours, minutes, and date is the same automatic caliber 2121, derived originally from a Jaeger-LeCoultre movement. The movement beats at 2.75Hz (19,800 vph), measures 28.40 mm x 3.05 mm, has 247 components, 36 jewels, and has 40-hour power reserve. Plus it has Geneva stripes, perlage, chamfering, and a 21K rose gold skeletonized rotor – all the same as the current Jumbo in steel.
However, unlike the steel version, this titanium and platinum model is limited to 250 pieces and is available exclusively at Audemars Piguet boutiques worldwide. The retail price is $34,800. (Ref. 15202IP.OO.1240IP.01)
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