One of the most iconic watch designs returns to market in yet another complication packed edition. Its demeanor in size provides enough room to keep it simple, or be jam packed with technical features. This new edition has opted for the latter approach, introducing the new “Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Chronograph Openworked Material Good”.
This particular timepiece has been developed by Audemars Piguet in collaboration with “Material Good”, which is a New York based luxury retailer, offering a unique shopping experience. Instead of having to be exposed to shady, sly talking salesmen, in the cold environment of a department store, or even the classier 5th Avenue boutiques. At Material Good acquiring a new timepiece can be a relaxed and personalized experience, occurring inside a luxuriously decorated SoHo loft.
The 44mm case originally designed by the historic Gérald Genta is available in either: 18k pink gold or a titanium version, both with a transparent caseback that allows to view the inner workings of this hand-wound mechanical movement. Its elaborate bridge design bestows the skeletonized dial with a very thoughtful and gaze inducing quality. The bridges are made out of gold with a polished and luminous finish, plus the chamfering touches give it a nuanced look.
Time is exhibited on both versions of this watch with: an open-worked dial, while circling around it is a satin-brushed, ruthenium-toned ring with 18k pink gold applied hour index markers. There are two anthracite colored sub-dials: a 30-minute counter at the 3 o’clock position and a sub-seconds counter at the 9 o’clock position; both with printed text and white baton-shaped hands. The tourbillon can be seen with all its whirlwind charm, aligned at the 6 o’clock position.
The 18k pink gold baton-shaped hands and hour index markers have all undergone a luminescent filling, for an enhanced legibility. The dial is covered by a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with the “Audemars Piguet” logo printed on the surface, providing a detached floating effect to it. A concern for some potential consumers may be the lack of legibility for the chronograph seconds hand. Audemars Piguet choose to paint it black, although it does have a white lumed tip which was clearly added to avoid such an issue.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Chronograph Openworked Material Good
This “Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Chronograph Openworked Material Good” (References below) is powered by a hand-wound mechanical movement, caliber 2936 with 28 jewels, 299 components and 21,600 vph. Power reserve on this timepiece can last up to 72 hours, when fully wound.
Mounted to each version of this watch is a bracelet matching its case material, while secured to the wrist by a double-folding butterfly deployment buckle. An additional alligator leather strap will also be included with the purchase of either one of these timepieces. This watch will be exclusively sold via Audemars Piguet boutiques and the Material Good store in NY, for more up to date info visit their website here.
Ref#: 26347OR.OO.1205OR.01 – 18k rose gold
MSRP: $297,000.00 USD
Ref#: 26347TI.OO.1205TI.01 – titanium
MSRP: $261,000.00 USD
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