In 1972, Audemars Piguet delivered the first Royal Oak. This octagon bezel, connective lug and bracelet started a new era in watch designing in 1970th. The first Royal Oak was a 5402ST, which nicknamed A series. 39 mm case was a pretty big watch, and big rivets and connective lug are off-the track. The great popularity of Royal Oak saved Audemars Piguet from going to the edge of bankrupt. Now Royal Oak series has taken up 60 percent of revenue of all the sales and General Genta, who designed the Royal Oak, had gone famous and designed many derivatives. In 1972, a Royal Oak sold for 3200 Swiss Franc, to timer higher than a Rolex Submariner steel edition. Here we could conclude that Royal Oak had captured the niche for high-end sport watches.
Royal Oak Concept watch
To crown the whole, Audemars Piguet Royal Oak and Royal Oak Offshore have shaped Audemars Piguet. Now Offshore is an independent series whose size is more favorable for sports and daily needs. Audemars Piguet prefers white, blue and black on the dial, and chooses steel and gold as the material for the case. It is much brave and in the material and color combination. But this is by no means the rule. In the 2002 when Audemars Piguet celebrated Royal Oak 30 anniversary, it has a 150 Concept watches which completely broke the traditional elements. This concept watch is made of Alacrite 602 alloy and has an amazing performance on resist abrasion. In 2011 and 2014, two different concept watches are promoted.
The above concept watches have the similar layout. Left side tourbillon and naked bridge protection are innovation arts. New materials, like titanium alloy and carbon fiber are applied. Finally, the case rise to 44 mm in terms of its diameter and that goes contrary to the traditional Royal Oak. Anyway, they have a wide recognition in the collection circle.
Audemars Piguet is only one of few who are held by family. One of the most well-known watches is the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak and Royal Oak Offshore which were design by G¨¦rald Roden. In this year, Audemars Piguet launched 17 watches once at a time, and new elements are added to some of them, such as white ceramics, ceramics and diving ability. Now, let’s have a look at Audemars Piguet’s work in this year.
Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph
Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph is designed for sports and it mainly purses brave breakthrough and luxury sports. This series account for 60 percent of all series and is the most important part of Royal Oak offshore. This year, other eight chronographs were included in this series among which there are 4 steel version, 2 rose gold versions and 2 ceramics versions.
Different from the most Royal Oak Offshore series, 6 of them, except ceramics, use round chronometer button and it’s Arabic number that were marked on the dial, which, comparatively, no much difference are made. Ceramics versions got more attention this year as its light materials as well as the anti-abrasion improve the overall performance.
Lionel Messi and Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 26325PL.OO.D310CR.01
When we talk about Cristiano Ronaldo, we have to talk about Lionel Messi who is equally well. This Roayl Oak 26325PL.OO.D310CR.01 is one of three limited editions that Piguet rolled out for him. It is made of platinum and deep blue as the dominant hue really resemble Messi’ s character, an introvert, deep and mature.
The above are the new watches that Audemars Piguet rolled this year which mainly focuses on Royal Oak and Royal Oak Offshore. The most obvious feature is nothing but the white ceramics and a brand new Royal Oak Tourbillon with dual time zone, a completely design.
Who says aesthetic value and practical ability cannot have both for a watch? Audemars Piguet Millenary 4101 is to challenge this kind of tradition. The appearance and inner of the watch, pioneering has realized the seamless joint of function and design.
Audemars Piguet Millenary 4101 watch is representative in the oval watchcase and eccentric small dial with Roman numerals, the watch ring with grind arenaceous processing and watch bezel with polishing processing forms bright contrast, and cleverly adds effects on this watch. Three-dimensional high-tech ancillary makes the watch design exquisitely to be unique among all other watches.
Calibre 4101 movement completely and independently designed, developed and produced by Audemars Piguet, which is usually hidden at the back components of the watch and you can see everything of the movement operation from positive in a glance. To achieve this goal, the Calibration institutions composed of balance wheel, lever and tackled longitudinal device redesigned after processing. At 9 o ‘clock position, the precise structure that everyday can’t see will clearly present in front of you: eight inertia weights, unique across-type golden bridge plate, lever and escape wheel are clearly visible.
In addition, more than 12 bridge plates on the surface of movement is cleverly arranged. The bridge plates in addition to ensure that various parts setting at its position, also certainly have the effect of beautifying movement, have you noticed the three beautiful parallel lines on the left side of the dial. Transverse Geneva ripple, round grains, cochlear lines such as decorative patterns are distributed in different parts of the movement, so as to build a contrast and depth effect. On the left side of the watch dial, the screw arrangement is more highlighting the case of elliptical shape, hemispherical convex table mirror and the Glittering gems on the positions of 10, 11 and 12 o ‘clock on the watch dial, which has shaped the Overall impression inside and outside this Audemars Piguet Millenary 4101 watch.