Audemars Piguet Royal Oak TOURBILLON EXTRA-THIN
Audemars Piguet’s signature “Tapisserie” design has evolved into a splendid sunburst “Evolutive” pattern. Here it is on a classic blue dial with the tourbillon taking pride of place, seen for the first time on this 18-carat pink gold watch.
Royal Oak Tourbillon Extra-thin. Price available upon request MAKE AN APPOINTMENT The intense blackness of this limited edition of 100 pieces gives elegance and refinement to the ceramic satin-finished and polished case, which is seven times harder than steel.
Royal Oak TOURBILLON EXTRA-THIN. In tribute to the legendary Royal Oak, the first prestige sports watch (made of steel at the time) launched by Audemars Piguet in 1972, the new Extra-Thin Royal Oak Tourbillon is a double nod to the original idea governing the collection – namely a prestigious movement within an ultra-thin case – as well as to the first tourbillon wristwatch introduced in 1986.
Also different from its perpetual sibling is the Tourbillon Extra-Thin’s use of a bolder pattern for the dial, which Audemars Piguet calls “Tapisserie Evolutive.” Expanding from a central point shared by the tourbillon, this pattern is offset from the center of the dial and expands asymmetrically.
A couple of years ago, Audemars Piguet debuted the Royal Oak Extra-Thin Tourbillon, and it came with a unique sunburst tapisserie dial that changed the look of the watch dramatically. For 2020, Audemars Piguet brings back that sunburst tapisserie dial now with the flying tourbillon.
Audemars Piguet Style No: 26516OR.ZZ.1220OR.01 Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Extra-Thin Watch. 41 mm 18K pink gold case, 8.95 mm thick, glareproofed sapphire crystal back, bezel set with baguette-cut diamonds, glareproofed sapphire crystal, brown dial with Petite Tapisserie” pattern, pink gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating, Calibre 2924 Manufacture …
The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Extra-Thin Black Ceramic ref. 26522CE is offered as a limited edition of just 100 pieces, and as you might expect, it is a Boutique exclusive. The price is CHF 156,000 and the word on the street is that all 100 examples have already been spoken for.
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The other model is 41mm wide and is the tourbillon version called the Audemars Piguet Openworked Extra-Thin Royal Oak Tourbillon 40th Anniversary Limited Edition. Geez these names are long. In this watch is the in-house made (and skeletonized) Calibre 2924 manually wound movement with a 70 hour power reserve.
The process used on these new Code 11.59 By Audemars Piguet Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon is relatively complex and again, while using traditional techniques, results in a modern design – just like, for instance, the ultra-complex dials by Anita Porchet found on the new Grande Sonnerie Carillon Supersonnerie.Here, AP’s dial makers have covered the solid gold dial with a blend of crushed