Audemars Piguet - Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon

Audemars Piguet – Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon

Audemars Piguet delivered its first since forever Royal Oak model with a flying tourbillon. Instead of being upheld by a bridge on the dial side and a bridge on the development side, the flying tourbillon is cantilevered, i.e. is just gotten to the plate on one side so offering an unhampered view of the mechanism on the opposite side. The new Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon is available in three variations: in steel, in titanium and in rose gold.  The most interesting is presumably the titanium version, especially for its dim opalin dial that makes without the typical tapisserie motif. Secured by a glareproofed sapphire gem, the dial is upgraded by white gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating. The 41 mm case has a thickness of 10.4 mm and is waterproof up to a pressing factor of 50 meters/165 feet. The straightforward sapphire precious stone caseback uncovers the Manufacture caliber 2950 beating at the recurrence of 3 Hz (21,600 vibrations each hour) with a force hold of 65 hours. Matched to a titanium arm band with AP folding catch, the new Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon ref. 26530TI has a price of Euro 138,700. Same price for the steel version (ref. 26530ST) while the gold version (ref. 26530OR) is Euro 170,000. audemarspiguet.com