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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Openwork

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Openwork

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Double Balance Openworks.

This year Audemars Piguet released an extraordinary piece of horology at the 2016 SIHH (Salon International De La Haute Horlogerie Genève), Audemars Piguet Double Balance Openworks.

The owner of this piece is from South-East Asia and was the first to own such a novelty piece. He mentioned the watch was such a beauty that he felt he should be the first to own one from his part of the world, and that’s exactly what he did.

On receiving this watch, the collector was personally invited to the Audemars Piguet boutique to personally have a coffee with the boutique owners to celebrate his acquisition.

Going back to why this particular watch is so unique with quotes from Audemars Piguet;

“The new “Dualbalance” patented geometry involves a very complex manufacturing procedure, but the payoff is huge: greatly improved precision and stability.”

“This is not only a new world-first, it is also an imposing combination of art and architecture, which is why Audemars Piguet has fully openworked the movement to reveal this two-fold beauty from both sides of the watch.”

This amazing piece is available in stainless steel and pink gold with a state-grey dial and applied pink gold hour markers. You can see

The openworked dial, also known to be called a skeletonised dial shows off Audemars Piguet’s new uniqe in-house made calibre 3132 automatic movement.  Since we are mainly focusing on what makes this particular watch unique please click here for a further information.

 

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Stainless Steel Model

MOVEMENT: Selfwinding Manufacture Calibre 3132 Total diameter 26.59 mm (11 ¾ lignes)Total thickness 5.57 mmNumber of jewels 38Number of parts 245Minimal guaranteed power reserve 45 hFrequency of balance wheel 3 Hz (= 21,600 vibrations/hour)

CASE: Stainless steel case, glareproofed sapphire crystal and caseback, screw-locked crown, water-resistant to 50 m.

DIAL: Slate grey openworked dial, pink gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating.

BRACELET: Stainless steel bracelet with AP folding clasp.

FUNCTIONS: HoursMinutesCentre seconds

REFERENCE: 15407ST.OO.1220ST.01

Pink Gold Model

MOVEMENT: Selfwinding Manufacture Calibre 3132 Total diameter 26.59 mm (11 ¾ lignes)Total thickness 5.57 mmNumber of jewels 38Number of parts 245Minimal guaranteed power reserve 45 hFrequency of balance wheel 3 Hz (= 21,600 vibrations/hour)

CASE: 18-carat pink gold case, glareproofed sapphire crystal and caseback, screw-locked crown, water-resistant to 50m.

DIAL: Slate grey openworked dial, pink gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating.

BRACELET: 18-carat pink gold bracelet with AP folding clasp.

FUNCTIONS: HoursMinutesCentre seconds

REFERENCE: 15407OR.OO.1220OR.01

 

About The Author

Dimitri Tsilioris

From his daily updates on his Instagram page (@haulogerie), to his constant and borderline excessive pursuit of the perfect watch, Dimitri lives and breathes horology. A passion that only begun a few short years ago, he has embroiled himself in the intricate world of tiny mechanisms and astronomical prices. The endless hunt of the perfect watch to satisfy his overarching criterion; aesthetically captivating and mechanically intriguing.

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