Introducing: The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Extra-Thin In Black Ceramic

Introducing: The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Extra-Thin In Black Ceramic

Fast Take

Officially just the third historically speaking ceramic Royal Oak, the new Royal Oak Tourbillon Extra-Thin follows 2017’s Perpetual Calendar and the wild Tourbillon Chronograph Openworked in contribution that notable Royal Oak structure in an advanced material like ceramic. Estimated to 41mm simply like the ceramic QP, this new hand-wound model shakes an enormous tourbillon cut into the six o’clock position of the “Tapisserie Evolutive” dial pattern. 

Beginning Thoughts

Save for the titanium case back and collapsing catch, the whole case, wristband, and bezel of the Royal Oak Tourbillon Extra-Thin are made of ceramic. With a blend of brushed finishing and polished angles, the rather monochrome nature of this model just attempts to highlight the tourbillon and guarantee such an intelligibility one anticipates from a Royal Oak. 

Also unique in relation to its unending kin is the Tourbillon Extra-Thin’s utilization of a bolder example for the dial, which Audemars Piguet calls “Tapisserie Evolutive.” Expanding from a main issue shared by the tourbillon, this example is balanced from the focal point of the dial and extends unevenly. Tucked under the dial is AP’s hand-wound 2924 development, which ticks at 3 Hz and offers somewhere in the range of 70 hours of force hold. The development’s beautiful architecture can be seen both to a limited extent by means of the enormous gap for the tourbillon and through a wide showcase case back. 

Limited to 100 pieces, this ceramic Royal Oak is basically authority admission from the second it hits the market. Indeed, even at CHF 156,000, with a high-tech case and arm band, an eye-catching dial, and a tourbillon all enveloped with the certain allure of the Royal Oak, I question it’ll be excessively hard for AP to discover a wrist for each and every one they make. 

The Basics

Brand: Audemars Piguet
Model: Royal Oak Tourbillon Extra-Thin
Reference Number: 26522CE.OO.1225CE.01

Diameter: 41mm
Thickness: 9mm
Case Material: Ceramic
Dial Color: Black
Indexes: Applied
Lume: Yes
Water Resistance: 50 meters
Strap/Bracelet: Full ceramic arm band with titanium collapsing clasp

The Movement

Caliber: 2924 Manufacture
Functions: Hours, minutes, tourbillon, back side force save indication
Diameter: 31.5mm
Thickness: 4.46mm
Power Reserve: 70 hours
Winding: Hand-wound
Frequency: 21,600 vph
Jewels: 25

Valuing & Availability

Price: CHF 156,000 
Limited Edition: 100 pieces

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