Join us as we explore a prized watch by any watch enthusiast’s standards. It is not every day that I get to review a iconic Audemars Piguet watches, the likes of which only 100 exist in the world. That can be as much a treat to me personally as it’s for me to talk with you. Let us jump right in!
A few things about this Audemars Piguet Royal Oak watch make it distinctively special. Like we just mentioned, it is a limited edition with only 100 units made, thus there’s a good chance that you will never see another individual wear one. In a universe of copy-cats and unprecedented prosperity, rarity and creativity are becoming a thing nowadays. However, all vanity aside, it’s made of a highly scratch-resistant black ceramic material. Not only that, but uses exactly the same blend of brushed and polished finishing together with the case, bracelet and bezel as you would see on the metal and steel models that everyone has grown to love over time. So, it’s still true to this original just with some added advantages that will keep your watch looking newer for longer. However, in the past couple of decades, it became very mainstream, even for upper-market luxury watches brands like AP and such. The circumstance is 44m in diameter with a 13.20 case thickness and can be sealed tight. The bezel is adjusted to the situation with 8 stainless steel hex-shaped screws. The transparent and scratch-resistant sapphire case back is secured into the back of the case with a 8 round stainless-steel screw. Some special engraving can be found on the back of the case that says:”Royal Oak” on the very top, and”LIMITED EDITION OF 100 PIECES” wrapping around the bottom.
This view is also unique because of its mechanical complexity. Equipped with a tourbillon which is a horological complication or mechanical feature known to enhance precision by counterbalancing the haul which gravity puts on the motion when the watch is at different angles. Even though it didn’t have some advantage, it’s mesmerizing to the eye to observe and will fascinate anyone who sees it in action. The tourbillon cage are discovered at the 6 o’clock position on the open-worked dial. The baton-shaped hands on the dial are made from polished white gold and are filled with a luminous material that glows in the dark green just like the matching rounded index hour markers and downward-facing triangle at the 12 o’clock position. Black sub-dials appear to float in thin air on the dial. Another is a small running second’s sub-register and is at the 9 o’clock position. Another hands excluding the small running minute’s hand, meaning that the 30-minute counter hand and black and white large central seconds hand are utilized by the chronograph because of its timing function. The dial flange around the outskirts of this dial is black and has a white finely printed minute’s and split second’s monitor for exact timing.
The entire skeleton dial, when looking at it in ordinary light, monochromatic with only a few little flashes of crimson used in the watch jewels found in the tourbillon watches and its own cage. This matches perfectly with the dark ceramic bracelet and even both extra sporty rubber straps that are included with the opinion. One is solid black rubber while the other is black rubber with grey sides. The bracelet contains an extra single set of black ceramic lug links, a titanium AP style deployant (folding) buckle. It’s powered with the manual end (hand-wound), in-house Audemars Piguet caliber 2936 that’s a 28-jewel 3Hz movement beating in 21,600 VpH with a power reserve of roughly 72 hours.