AUDEMARS PIGUET Royal Oak double balance wheel hollow black ceramic reference. 15416CE Audemars Piguet (Audemars Piguet) launched another very popular, very suitable for “Black Friday”. This time made of black ceramic, the new Audemars Piguet Royal Oak double balance wheel hollow black ceramic ref. 15416CE.OO.1225CE.01 is the latest product of Royal Oaks’ “Double Balancier” series, which was first released at SIHH in 2016. The dual balance wheel solves the stability problem by fixing the second balance wheel and the balance wheel spring assembly on the same shaft. This watch is equipped with an off-white hollow dial, with rose gold-plated hour markers and Royal Oak hands with luminous coating, it is a stunning watch. The watch comes with a matching black Royal Oak ceramic bracelet.
The new Audemars Piguet Royal Oak double balance wheel hollow black ceramic ref. 15416CE.OO.1225CE.01 is powered by the internal self-winding movement 3132. The movement is composed of 245 parts and 38 jewels. It provides a 45-hour power reserve while oscillating at a frequency of 21,600 vph. The movement has patented innovative technology, involving a complicated manufacturing process, which can improve the precision and stability of the watch. By assembling two balance wheels and two hairsprings on the same shaft, the system can perfectly synchronize oscillations. The 22K rose gold hollow swing pendulum is the icing on the cake. The new member of the Double Balancier series is a specially engraved case back with the words “Royal Oak Double Balancier” engraved on it, which did not appear in any previous version of this model.
AUDEMARS PIGUET Royal Oak automatic winding flying tourbillon REF. 26530. This is the first time ever.
Audemars Piguet is pleased to introduce its first Royal Oak self-winding flying tourbillon. In this case, the manufacturer introduced three 41mm stainless steel, titanium and 18K rose gold benchmarks, all with exquisite dial designs. The Royal Oak Tourbillon made its debut in 1997 for the 25th anniversary of the Royal Oak. This latest movement with flying tourbillon and automatic winding mechanism reinterprets modern classics and brings a new aesthetic to the new decade.
The new Royal Oak self-winding flying tourbillon is another first in the Royal Oak series, showing the applied 24K gold Audemars Piguet signature. It is made of a thin layer of gold and is achieved through a chemical process similar to 3D printing (called current growth). Each letter has a thin link that is almost invisible. Then use the tiny legs to manually fix the signature on the dial. The signature was originally developed to decorate the smooth lacquered dial of Audemars Piguet code 11.59
The all-titanium reference 26530TI.OO.1220TI.01 proposes an innovative dial design. The elegant sandblasted slate gray dial with snails on the periphery is an alternative to Royal Oak’s Tapisserie logo. The gray tone of the dial and the platinum hour markers and hands cleverly echo the flying tourbillon, making it rotate at 6 o’clock.
The stainless steel version reference 26530ST.OO.1220ST.01 is reminiscent of other models in the Royal Oak series, and is decorated with an exquisite smoked blue Tapisserie dial. Its most advanced sunrise pattern originates from the flying tourbillon cage at 6 o’clock. These vibrant blue tones give the flying tourbillon depth and at the same time are the elegant background of platinum hour markers and hands.
The third 18K rose gold model 26530OR.OO.1220OR.01 provides a modern feel. The smoked gray sunburst “Tapisserie” dial, decorated with rose gold hour markers and hands, illuminates the rose gold case and bracelet. A subtle rose gold luster is added to the flying tourbillon cage.
The hand-finished flying tourbillon cage can be seen from the back of the dial and case, and some adjustment components of the watch can be clearly seen so that it can be rotated. The interior and exterior of the Royal Oak self-winding flying tourbillon are meticulously crafted, blending modern design with ancient craftsmanship.
This new model is powered by the Audemars Piguet 2950 movement released in 2019. The movement consists of 270 parts, combining a flying tourbillon and a 22K central rotor. Audemars Piguet’s first flying tourbillon copy men watch was unveiled in the Royal Oak Concept series in 2018. The 27 jewel movement beats at 21,600 vph when fully tightened, providing a 65-hour power reserve. The case back reveals the exquisite decoration of the movement, such as “Côtes de Genève”, frosted, nailed and hand-polished chamfers, as well as a special hollow pendulum, made of 22K rhodium rose gold or 22K rose gold.
Whether it is stainless steel, titanium or 18K rose gold, the case and bracelet are hand polished, with the brand’s signature frosted and polished chamfers, which perfectly juxtapose the frosted and polished finishes.