Audemars Piguet has announced two new versions of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding Chronograph in 41 mm. Available in 18-carat white or pink gold, these new references with a black onyx dial spotlight sparkling baguette-cut diamonds adorning the bezel and hour markers.
The black onyx dial provides the perfect background for the diamond hour-markers and for the chronograph counters that are framed by rings of gold matching the colour of the case. These two new references expand the AP Royal Oak Selfwinding Chronograph 38 mm range that was first unveiled by the Manufacture in 2019.
Both the 18-carat white gold and pink gold cases and bracelets feature alternating polished and satin-finished surfaces that are the signature of Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding Chronograph . Audemars Piguet unveils a new edition of the Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin, first introduced in 2018 as the thinnest of its kind. The new edition is presented in full titanium (case, bezel, and bracelet) and with a twist of its beautiful blue dial. With a case height of just 6.2 mm, the 41-mm watch lives up to its name. The same rings true for the self-winding manufacture caliber 5133, which was first introduced in 2017 and is a mere 2.9 mm thick. Comprising of 256 parts, this workhorse features a special design that positions the functions of the perpetual calendar, which are usually placed on three separate levels, on a single plane. This new technical feat led to the development of two patented innovations: the integration of the end-of-month cam with the date wheel and the association of the month cam with the month wheel. To further reduce thickness, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding Chronograph dial also acts as a bridge. The Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin introduces a new smoky-blue dial developed especially for this model. Light in the center and dark around the rim, it is decorated with a sunburst motif endowing it with luminous aesthetics. The deep background hue make the calendar indications, month and leap year at 3 o’clock, date at 6 o’clock, day and day/night indicator at 9 o’clock all the more legible.