The Classic Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Now Features a Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Mechanism
As a fellow watch aficionado, you probably already know about the classic Audemars Piguet Royal Oak luxury watch. However, what may be news to you is that there is now a version with a self-winding flying tourbillon mechanism.
The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak self-winding version of this classic timepiece is turning heads, given the exceptional upgrade. No longer do you need to worry about your Royal Oak needing to get winded up again.
This luxury watch is available in steel, titanium, and 18K pink gold versions. It was originally designed as a time-and-date model back in 1972, which was the first year it was released. Since its initial release, there have been several different complications, such as the tourbillion. This is one of Audemars Piguet’s specialties, used on the Royal Oak line since 1997, as a way to celebrate the model’s 25th anniversary.
The new version has an automatic flying tourbillon movement that is available in three different versions, including an impressive 41mm titanium edition that has become quite popular. While there already was a tourbillion model within the Royal Oak collection, the model we are discussing here is self-winding. This is a novel technology that is the first of its kind to combine self-winding and flying mechanisms and architecture.
The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak self-winding flying tourbillion luxury timepiece is 41mm in diameter across all three versions mentioned earlier. Each one's thickness is 11.5 mm. Besides these features, it is just like other Audemars Piguet Royal Oak editions. The signature eight-sided bezel contains eight gold screws, along with a shaped case. There is also an integrated metallic bracelet. Each one of these luxury timepieces comes with a well-brushed surface that contains exquisitely polished accents.
When we focus on the dial, we see that there is a guilloche surface that has an Evolutive Tapisserie pattern, first unveiled on hound-winded tourbillon models in 2018. The new model’s titanium edition looks a bit different, and in fact, is quite novel.
There has been an application of 24K gold signature on the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak self-winding flying tourbillion. This is the first use of this feature on the Royal Oak line from AP. The way it was achieved was by using a chemical process called galvanic growth. This is similar to how 3D printing works. Every letter is connected with microscopically thin links. The signature has equally tiny legs that affix it to the dial.
Combining flying tourbillon and self-winding is an exceptional way to upgrade an already great luxury wristwatch. With a power reserve clocking in at 65 hours, you are sure to have plenty of power for even the lengthiest trips. This is a modern upgrade to the classic Audemars Piguet Royal Oak line of luxury watches that are enjoyed by sophisticated watch aficionados the world over.
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