Introducing: The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding 41mm Ref. 15500

Introducing: The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding 41mm Ref. 15500

Speedy Take

It wouldn’t be SIHH without certain updates to the Royal Oak assortment. This year we have another base model Royal Oak as the ref. 15500, supplanting the ref. 15400 that returned out in 2012. The ref. 15500 is as yet a 41mm, programmed Royal Oak with exemplary looks, however the proportions and specifying have been refreshed with expanded readability and neatness as a top priority. In particular, the date window is currently further from the middle, the applied glowing lists are somewhat more extensive, and the moment track is imprinted on the actual edge of the dial outside the “Grande Tapisserie” design. There are five references altogether, three in hardened steel (with blue, dim, and dark dial choices) and two in rose gold (one on a wristband and one on a strap, both with dark dials).

One of the main updates though is the utilization of another development, the type 4302. This in-house development was simply introduced yesterday in the three-hand CODE 11.59 model (see, we revealed to you AP would probably roll these developments out to other watches). This is a much more current development than the exemplary type 3120 that controlled the ref. 15400 – it beats at 4 Hz rather than 3 Hz, it has 70 hours of force save rather than a 60, and it was planned and made absolutely in-house. Presently, this has the additional impact of making the fake watch prices thicker as well, with the ref. 15500 estimating in at 10.4mm through and through rather than 9.8mm. Whether or not this has any effect is yet to be seen, however we’ll be searching for it when we see these in the metal soon.

Starting Thoughts

For many stalwart gatherers, the “Large” is the “base” Royal Oak, yet that’s simply not the situation. The ref. 15202 is tough to come by and addresses a little level of the general Royal Oak production. It’s this fake watch prices the ref. 15500, that shapes the genuine establishment of the assortment, and the technical and esthetic changes offer both something new for clients right now and some insight into where AP sees the Royal Oak going overall.

One of the things I find intriguing about the ref. 15500 is exactly how unique is really is from its archetype. It is not difficult to shrug this delivery off as a gradual update – that was certainly my first response. In any case, simply take a gander at how unique the 15500 appears from the 15400 when you put the two next to each other (the 15500 is on the left, the 15400 on the right): 

And that doesn’t consider the development swap. I think that while it is anything but an especially splashy delivery, we will glance back at this fake watch prices as one of the more significant introductions of the reasonable regarding sway on consumers.

The Basics

Brand: Audemars Piguet

Model: Royal Oak Selfwinding

Reference Number: 15500ST.OO.1220ST.01 (steel/blue dial); 15500ST.OO.1220ST.02 (steel/dim dial); 15500ST.OO.1220ST.03 (steel/dark dial); 15500OR.OO.1220OR.01 (rose gold/arm band); 15500OR.OO.D002CR.01 (rose gold/strap)

Diameter: 41mm

Thickness: 10.4mm

Case Material: Stainless steel or rose gold

Dial Color: Blue, dim, or black

Indexes: Applied batons

Lume: Yes, on hands and hour markers

Water Resistance: 50 meters

Strap/Bracelet: Integrated arm band or dark croc (strap for rose gold model only)

The Movement

Caliber: In-House Caliber 4302

Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date

Diameter: 32mm

Power Reserve: 70 hours

Winding: Automatic

Frequency: 4 Hz (28,800 vph)

Jewels: 32

Total Components: 257

Estimating & Availability

Price: $19,200 (treated steel); $32,000 (rose gold on strap); $50,500 (rose gold on bracelet)

Availability: Not yet available

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