Audemars Piguet has just released a new pair of Royal Oak Tourbillon Chronograph Openworked timepieces in collaboration with SoHo luxury retailer Material Good.
The design “was conceived out of a creative dialogue between Audemars Piguet and SoHo luxury retailer, Material Good,” according to the manufacture.
Driving the tourbillon, chronograph, hours, minutes, and small seconds functions is manual wind caliber 2936 which runs at 3Hz, has 299 components, 28 jewels, and a power reserve of 72-hours.
Both versions feature pink gold luminescent markers applied to the sapphire crystal dial, with a ruthenium-toned outer minute/seconds ring, and ruthenium counters.
Through the sapphire dial, you can admire the completely openworked bridges and components. And while the tourbillon bridge at 6 o’clock creates a visual show as the balance wheel oscillates to and fro beneath it perhaps the most striking element is the mainspring barrel bridge at 12 o’clock, which features internal angle beveling and polishing, a finishing element that is both technically difficult to achieve and incredibly pleasing to look at.
The retail price is $261,000 in titanium (Ref. 26347TI.OO.1205TI.01) and $297,000 in pink gold (Ref. 26347OR.OO.1205OR.01).