The name Royal Oak resonates with excellence and quality. If you listen to the origin story of the Royal Oak, It almost sounds like a fairytale. The truth is that it really is. The watch was conceived in a matter of hours and then it went on to become the greatest timepiece to ever exist in the history of the Haute Horlogerie business. Audemars Piguet is a brand that is not afraid to push boundaries and try new things. But at the same time, as it happens with all businesses, AP is also very serious about traditions and likes to adhere to them.
Such is the uniqueness of this Swiss watchmaker. Let’s dive in and check out the most unique Audemars Piguet timepieces made by the horologist in the recent past.
Royal Oak Openworked Grande Complication Ref. 26065IS.OO.1105IS.01
The watch is a brilliant combination of the three pillars of any great watch, namely, bulletproof mechanism, precision timekeeping, and state of the art complications. When you see the name Audemars Piguet Royal Oak in the title, you know you can expect greatness. But this timepiece is even better. The case is made of titanium and is 44 mm wide and 15 mm thick. The bezel is made of stainless steel, the front and back are sapphire and the bracelet is titanium as well. The movement inside is the show stopper with a 45-hour power reserve and 648 individual components.
Royal Oak Tourbillon Chronograph Openworked Ref. 26347TI.OO.1205TI.01
With ingenious engineering and classic Swiss horology techniques, the Royal Oak steps up to the challenge and delivers yet again. The 44 mm titanium case might have a water resistance of only 20 meters but it makes up for it by adding an abundance of class. Its hand-wound in-house movement 2936 is a masterpiece that sprints at 3 Hz and musters a power reserve of 72 hours.
Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph Ref. 26421OR.OO.A002CA.01
Tourbillon chronographs have a special place in the Audemars Piguet catalogue. The architecture of the watch is contemporary but at the same time it retains that classic Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore vibe which makes it all the more unique. The 45 mm 18-carat pink gold case and pink gold bezel are complemented by the sapphire crystal and case back. The 173-hour power reserve from Calibre 2947 is not only astounding but also quite impressive. With a water resistance of 100 meters, the watch seals the deal with ample panache.
It is impossible to separate Audemars Piguet and brilliance and that is for sure. The idea of creating something this exquisite can only worked upon by someone who really believes in it. Audemars Piguet has not just proven its capabilities as a horologist but also as an artist and that too one of the greatest in the industry.