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Audemars Piguet presents its new products for the first half of 2022. A year marked by the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Royal Oak. Although retaining the aesthetic codes of the original model from 1972, designed by Gérald Genta, the new references present slight evolutions in terms of case, bracelet, and dial design. Welcoming new calibres, they are also equipped with a dedicated Royal Oak “50-years” rotor. Here is an overview.

Royal Oak “Jumbo” Extra-Thin: 4 new models in steel, platinum, pink and yellow gold

To celebrate the Royal Oak’s 50th anniversary, Audemars Piguet introduces a new generation of 39 mm Royal Oak “Jumbo” Extra-Thin (ref. 16202), which houses the Manufacture’s new selfwinding extra-thin movement, Calibre 7121. The collection comprises four models in steel, platinum, 18-carat pink and yellow gold. The four timepieces are also fitted with the dedicated Royal Oak’s “50 years” oscillating weight matched to the hue of the case.

Price: from USD 33,200

A new design evolution for the Royal Oak 50th anniversary

The brand unveils an array of new selfwinding hour, minute, second and date models in 37 mm as well as new 38- and 41-mm selfwinding chronographs, which will be launched throughout the year. Although retaining the aesthetic codes of the original Royal Oak designed by Gérald Genta, these new references present slight evolutions in terms of case, bracelet and dial design, furthering the collection’s contemporary appeal. In addition to welcoming new calibres, most of the new models are equipped with the dedicated Royal Oak “50-years” oscillating weight.

Price: from USD 24,100

Royal Oak “Jumbo” Extra-Thin Openworked

Audemars Piguet introduces a brand-new generation of Royal Oak “Jumbo” Extra-Thin Openworked (ref. 16204) on the occasion of the Royal Oak’s 50th anniversary. Available in either stainless steel or 18-carat pink gold, this watch houses the Manufacture’s new dedicated selfwinding extra-thin openworked movement, Calibre 7124, as well as the Royal Oak’s “50-years” anniversary oscillating weight visible through the sapphire caseback.

Price: from USD 90,400

First Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Openworked 

Audemars Piguet unveil its very first Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Openworked in a 41 mm diameter to celebrate the Royal Oak’s 50th anniversary. This stainless steel timepiece is powered by the Manufacture’s first ever selfwinding flying tourbillon openworked mechanism, Calibre 2972, premiered on this elegant monochromatic timepiece. This latest in-house movement builds on Audemars Piguet’s long expertise in both openworking and tourbillon mechanisms.

Price: ~ USD 250,000

Three new Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon models

Audemars Piguet is pleased to reveal three new variations of its 41 mm Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon. Available in stainless steel, titanium and 18-carat pink gold, these new models add to the first three unveiled in 2020 and present the design evolution developed for this jubilee year. All three are equipped with the Calibre 2950, the Manufacture’s latest generation selfwinding movement combining a flying tourbillon with a central rotor.

Price: from ~ USD 193,000



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