The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak series was born in 1972, its appearance subverted the design of the watch at that time and became the first luxury stainless steel watch in the history. At this year’s Geneva exhibition, Audemars Piguet launched a new art work – the Royal Oak series Double Balance Wheel Openworked watch, which continues the tradition of brand innovation and creates with a dazzling “golden” process, bringing a new visual aesthetic with a hollow design dial that allows complex internal mechanisms from both sides of the case have a panoramic view. This watch follows Audemars Piguet’s classic design and combines innovative design with a new interpretation of the wrist style. Just enjoy the fascinating interpretation of ancient craftsmanship: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Openworked Wristwatch 15466BC.GG.1259BC.01 together.
Fascinating Interpretation of Ancient Craftsmanship
One of the highlights of this watch is the brilliant glow of the watch. This glittering effect is based on the Florentine craft, an ancient sheet metal process that uses a diamond-tipped tool to hit the white gold, giving the surface a very subtle notch that looks like a diamond. At first glance, this watch has the effect of setting broken diamonds, but in fact, Audemars Piguet has carried out experiments for several months, making the surface of the watch’s frost gold look more awkward under the light, and retaining the flexibility of the Royal Oak series watches strap. The outside of the bezel and strap are treated with a brushed and polished finish that blends perfectly with the grainy texture of the frosted gold and the fine luster of the metal for a distinctive look.
The open-worked process has always been one of Audemars Piguet’s expertise. Its cuts the parts without damaging the metal parts, creating a light visual aesthetic that allows for clear and transparent changes in depth. The watch is equipped with the Calibre 3132 self-produced movement, and the hollow design allows us to see the internal machinery. Equipped with a patented double balance device, the two sets of balance wheel and balance spring are fixed on the same axis and swing at the same frequency, showing a harmonious beauty.
Watch Real Shot
The 37 mm diameter watch follows Audemars Piguet’s classic design elements of an octagonal bezel and a hexagonal screw. The case is made of 18K white gold and the surface is treated with a sturdy frosted gold to create a diamond-like effect. The sides of the octagonal bezel are polished, and the sides of the case are brushed and polished, presenting three different viewing experiences, and resulting in multiple levels of change.
The lugs and the case are integrally formed, making the overall structure simple and clean, and making the lines distinct.
The dial has a openworked design with a rose gold fluorescent hour markers and a Royal Oak pointer. The hands are suspended above the dial and look very solid. The movement is chrome-plated and creates a subtle visual contrast with the hour markers and hands. All grinding and finishing of the bridge and main splint are done by hand, including angular grinding, chamfering, polishing, satin polishing and ring matte polishing.
The 18K white gold bracelet is treated with frosted gold and the side is brushed and polished. It does not add or less, adding a visual effect on the basis of retaining the original flexibility. The strap is equipped with an AP folding clasp that is aesthetically pleasing and easy to wear.
This watch is equipped with the same Calibre 3132 self-winding calibre as the 41mm Royal Oak series double balance openworked watch launched in 2016. It consists of 245 parts and can provide 45 hours of power reserve. This watch uses an oscillating system with a double balance spring and double balance wheel, which greatly simplifies the structure and improves the accuracy and stability of the watch.
Summary: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak series double balance wheel openworked watch retains Audemars Piguet’s classic design elements and creates a brilliant frost on it, revealing the light beauty of the movement and adding charm to the watch. In addition to this 18K white gold openworked watch, there is also a skeleton watch made of 18K rose gold. Compared to this frosted white gold watch, the openwork watch made of 18K rose gold shows fashion and personality.