Audemars Piguet launches the Green Royal Oak Ensemble

Chronograph or tourbillon.

Although blue has been the fashion of watches for some time, green has become popular recently, unless there is a steady stream of endless blue dials. Therefore, the pioneer of sports luxury watches has just launched five different Royal Oak models with dark green dials-this year is the first (but probably not the last) brand to do so.

The new product is actually a trio of three different models, the simplest (and perhaps the most attractive) is the classic Royal Oak “Jumbo” with a smoked sunburst green dial, which is unique to AP Houses. In contrast, the rose gold Royal Oak Automatic Chronograph and Royal Oak Automatic Tourbillon (three variants) both come with the familiar pastry guilloche.

initial thoughts
The Royal Oak is a luxury sports watch and one of the hottest watches today-in almost all styles. When it comes to unsatisfied needs, even small changes are advisable. Therefore, the new green dial will undoubtedly aggravate this hustle-because the color is attractive, deep and shiny-and because the color is unusual for the Royal Oak.

It is almost interesting to see that the brand uses existing colors, finishes, and sophistication to make Royal Oak attractive in many ways, while repeatedly using 40-year-old design techniques. Of course, this is based on a formula that is both inherently attractive and versatile-Royal Oak is just a unique and beautiful watch. For example, the Royal Oak Chronograph is attractive in gold and dark green. This is a slightly retro combination that looks very luxurious.

One might argue that the Royal Oak has been iterated too many times, and it has too many versions. But Royal Oak is still a bestseller for decades, so reality may at least not be enough.

Gold is relatively uncommon now, because most watchmakers prefer the more fashionable rose gold. Audemars Piguet is one of the few high-end watch manufacturers that still use this alloy. Although it is used occasionally, it launched a full series of gold Royal Oak chronographs five years ago.

That is, apart from the new dial, the rest of the watches are essentially stock Royal Oak chronographs-meaning it is large, shiny, finely crafted and expensive-but this may be the most eye-catching version to date.

The chronograph is powered by the calibrator. 2385, this is Frederic Piguet cal. 1185. Lightweight and compact movement, cal. For about two decades, the 1185 has been the movement of choice for the Royal Oak Chronograph, although eventually it will be replaced by the internal movement in Code 11.59.

Flying tourbillon
There are three versions of the newly launched Royal Oak Tourbillon. The most striking is the titanium version, which is set with baguette-cut emeralds, and the bezel and dial echo each other. In other words, the other two versions look equally good and are definitely more wearable for ordinary people.

Unlike the chronograph, the Royal Oak Flying Tourbillon has a newer and more refined movement. Cal was launched two years ago. It first appeared in a tourbillon with a tourbillon glass dial code 11.59 in 2950.

Not only does it have a longer power reserve of 60 hours, but it is also beautifully designed, as evidenced by the huge Sonnerie-style winding clicks visible from above the rotor axis.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding Chronograph 41 mm
Ref. 26331BA.OO.1220BA.02

Diameter: 41 mm
Height: 11 mm
Material: 18 yellow gold
Crystal: Sapphire
Water-resistance: 50 m

Movement: Cal. 2385
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date, and chronograph
Winding: Automatic
Frequency: 21,600 beats per hour (3 Hz)
Power reserve: 40 hours

Strap: Yellow gold bracelet