Now, the “best” for Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Watch Snob Replica signifies their striving to create the most clear and crisp sound of any moment repeater. The brand points into three accomplishments demonstrated within this watch, which I shall briefly run through. First, the unique preparation of the steel used to create the gong arrangement makes it possible for the watchmakers to accurately and easily adjust and hone the pitch, tone, and stability of this second repeater. Secondly, the method by which in which the case is built reduces sound absorption and maximizes amplification. I will discuss this “soundboard” technique a little bit in the future. Finally, the striking regulator is redesigned so that the anchor system behaves like a shock absorber, minimizing shock noise.One of the most important components of a minute repeater watch is the situation since it is responsible for broadening the sound. In case you have any doubts about this, you just have to look at exotic supercars and their titanium exhausts. Titanium is also used elsewhere round the watch to improve the quality of the sound, but more with this later.The use of titanium also suggests that despite the watch’s sizable measurements, at 44mm wide and 16.5mm thick, it still remains light and comfortable to wear. And due to its unique aesthetic, the situation design immediately identifies the watch as a Royal Oak Concept and nothing else.It goes without saying that the case is completed to an impeccably high standard with contrasting finishing. The bezel has mirror polished borders and features a satin-brushed complete on the surface, which matches the exposed polished 18k white gold screw heads. The case has been sandblasted and has a matte finish which juxtaposes quite nicely with the shinier bezel. The huge crown and chronograph pushers have been made from ceramic.
Last year Audemars Piguet Watches New Jersey Replica unveiled a slew of Royal Oak watches in yellow gold, with a notable omission, the Royal Oak Extra-Thin “Jumbo”. As the Royal Oak marks the 40th anniversary of the first yellow gold model of 1977, that has now been rectified with a pair that will make their debut at SIHH 2017.
The new Royal Oak Extra-Thin watches in 18k yellow gold join the 50-piece limited edition made for Singapore retailer The Hour Glass last year, with both the case and bracelet in yellow gold.
While the version for The Hour Glass had a green dial, the two new additions to the collection are in dark blue and yellow gold respectively. Both dials are finished in the traditional style of the Royal Oak, decorated with Petite Tapisserie guilloche and featuring yellow gold applied markers and hands.
The case diameter is 39mm, the exact same diameter as the 1977 original “Jumbo”, though the sapphire display back means the modern iteration is slightly thicker than the solid back original.
But the movement inside remains the 2121, the slim, self-winding calibre originally developed by Jaeger-LeCoultre but now made by Audemars Piguet.
Price and availability
The Royal Oak Extra-Thin in yellow gold with a blue dial is the ref. 15202BA.OO.1240BA.01, while the same with a matching yellow gold dial is the ref. 15202BA.OO.1240BA.02. Both are priced at US$55,400.