Audemars Piguet is one of the most recognized watch manufacturers in the world. The brand has been making the best watches since 1875. One of its achievements is to ensure that tradition and quality always go hand in hand.
Audemars Piguet is a work of craftsmanship crafted with precision. At the same time, this is combined with an unusual commitment to innovation, proving time and again that tradition and modernity are not contradictory. The Royal Oaks in particular are considered the most luxurious.
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AUDEMARS PIGUET ROYAL OAK DOUBLE SKELETONIZED BALANCE WHEEL
The Royal Oak Double Skeletonized balance wheel can be considered Audemars Piguet’s most luxurious watch, it addresses these stabilization problems by fixing a second set of balance wheel and balance spring on the same axis.
The patented geometry of the new “Dualbalance” involves a very complex manufacturing procedure, but it more than compensates, as greater precision and stability are achieved. It has a stainless steel case, sapphire crystal and sapphire case back with anti-reflective treatment, screw-down crown, water-resistant to 50m.
All vertices and angles have been carefully polished by the craftsmen of the manufacture to achieve a fine mirror finish, the most complicated in a decoration of these characteristics.
The movement has received an anthracite finish that contrasts with the gold-plated balance bridge. The latter is the great technical exclusivity of caliber 3132. As the balance wheel is the component responsible for providing the movement with the necessary precision,
Audemars Piguet engineers have chosen on this occasion to place two on the same axis and thus achieve that the alterations that may suffer one of them are compensated with the proper functioning of the other. An interesting proposal that makes this watch unique in the market. The movement is also automatic with a power reserve of 45 hours.
AUDEMARS PIGUET ROYAL OAK STEEL
Launched in 1972, the Royal Oak was the first stainless steel watch marketed as a luxury piece.
Steel case, octagonal bezel, “Tapisserie” dial and integrated bracelet. In 1972, the Royal Oak revolutionized the codes and established itself as a true contemporary icon.
In the early seventies, prestigious timepieces were only conceived in gold. In addition, small watches were in vogue. That’s why Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak, the first steel luxury sports watch, revolutionized the established norms. Its powerful appearance gave shape to a new style, now considered mythical.
An imposing 39 mm diameter case, with a highly technical architecture and reinforced by an emblematic octagonal bezel fixed by eight hexagonal screws; the “Tapisserie” guilloché on the dial; and the bracelet fully integrated into the case establish new codes of identity that marked an era and survive in this legendary watch.