Bert Casal

Mean Green Machine

Audemars Piguet unveils new Royal Oaks in vivid green dials.

The Swiss Haute Horlogerie manufacturer from Le Brassus releases new Royal Oak models with powerful green dials. They first employed colourful stone dials during the 1970s in brown, green, and blue tones. This paved the way for a new generation of lively and expressive dials in the 1990s. This year, they present new Royal Oaks with brilliant emerald displays.

Royal Oak

This watch is presented with a sunburst pattern within its full 950 platinum case that measures 39 mm. Its bracelet is also made of 950 platinum. This is the first time that this configuration has been employed within the 15202 collection. Its 8.1 mm thickness gives it a slender appearance.

The heart of the watch is the self winding Manufacture Calibre 2121 with a 22-darat gold oscillating weight. This movement features the hours, minutes, and a date at 3 o’clock. It beats at a frequency of 2.75 Hz (19,800 vibrations per hour) and is guaranteed to have a power reserve of 40 hours.

Royal Oak

The Royal Oak Selfwinding Chronograph is offered in a new colorway, pairing an 18-carat yellow gold case with a green dial. The dial is adorned with a “Grande Tapisserie” pattern complemented with three snailed counters. This model is fitted with a solid caseback engraved with “Limited Edition” (125 pieces). It has a frequency of 3 Hz (21,600 vibrations per hour) and a guaranteed power reserve of 40 hours.

Housed in a 41 mm case, this version of the Royal Oak is powered by the self-winding Manufacture Calibre 2385 that utilises an 18-carat gold oscillating weight. It comes with a yellow gold bracelet with the AP folding clasp. This model is supplied with two additional straps: green calfskin and green rubber.

Royal Oak
Royal Oak

For this model, Audemars Piguet presents it in three versions. The first reference comes with an 18-carat pink gold case with matching hour markers and hands. This model is limited to only 10 pieces.

The second model, limited to 50 pieces, is crafted in full titanium. The third model, limited to 15 examples, combines a titanium case with an 18-carat white gold bezel set with 32 baguette-cut emeralds (~2.41 carats), each individually cut, faceted, and set by hand. Both titanium models are complemented with a titanium bracelet.

Royal Oak
Royal Oak

All three models of the Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon are equipped with the self-winding Manufacture Calibre 2950, the latest generation of the Audemars Piguet flying tourbillon. It beats at a frequency of 3 Hz and has a minimum guaranteed power reserve of 65 hours.