With its hand-finished steel case, octagonal bezel, 8 hexagonal screws, “Tapisserie” dial and integrated bracelet, Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak overturned the prevailing codes in 1972. Over the years, this timepiece witnessed endless variety in terms of materials, colors and complications, taking its rightful place as a modern icon. Among the brand’s iconic Royal Oak models, these two selfwinding models are really caught our eyes.
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Royal Oak Selfwinding (Ref. 15451ST.ZZ.1256ST.02)
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If you are into shimmering watches, this watch is for you. The 37 mm steel case, hand-finished with an alternation of satin-brushing and polished chamfers, is adorned with 40 brilliant-cut diamonds on the bezel. Meanwhile, to wrap it around your wrist, this watch features a stainless steel bracelet with AP folding clasp, all finished with satin-brushing and polished chamfers.
The grey ruthenium-toned “Grande Tapisserie” dial comes with white gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating. To protect the dial and movement, this watch is equipped with a glareproofed sapphire crystal.
Inside the gleaming stainless steel case, there’s an exceptional self winding movement, Calibre 3120, that has a 26.6 mm diameter and beats at 3 Hz (21600 vph). This exceptional selfwinding movement, which offers 60 hours of power reserve, combines functionality and precision timekeeping with the highest standard of aesthetics which can be admired through the sapphire caseback.
Royal Oak Selfwinding (Ref. 77350SR.OO.1261SR.01)
This 34 mm two-tone Selfwinding Royal Oak model is perfect for the smallest wrists. The architecture of the stainless steel case comes to life with its brushed and polished finishing, flowing in one continuous line all the way to the integrated bracelet. It is enhanced by an 18-carat pink gold bezel, bracelet studs and AP folding clasp.
The and a silver-toned “Grande Tapisserie” dial, provides an interesting textured background that is a key identity trait of the Royal Oak family. It features pink gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating for an elegant contrast reminiscent of the two-tone case and bracelet.
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This beautiful watch is powered by selfwinding Calibre 5800 which tracks hours, minutes, seconds and the date. Beating at 4 Hz (28800 vph) this watch will provide you with 50 hours of power reserve. Visible through the sapphire caseback, the movement presents refined decorations including Côtes de Genève, satin-brushing and polished chamfers.
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