January 28, 2023

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Again in January 2020, Audemars Piguet’s signature Royal Oak was lined proper right here, and you’ll have seen that the total chrome steel model was solely out there in 3 colors then, Black, Blue and Gray. That has formally modified, with the Swiss luxurious watch producer quietly introducing an all-new model in Silver, supplying you with a complete of 4 thrilling colors to lust over.

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Now, should you discover that the silver dial rings a bell, you’re not solely incorrect. The color was a part of the line-up within the older Royal Oak fashions (reference 15400ST) that got here with Computerized featured prominently on the decrease half of the dial. Since then, Audemars Piguet has phased out the addition of the phrase (some weren’t followers that the phrase was just about stating the plain), with the present fashions (reference 15500ST) coming in a cleaner-looking dial that’s pleasing to the attention as properly. A few of the variations between the 2 additionally embrace the shift of the date window, now utterly flushed to the aspect and changing the hour marker on the 3 o’clock place.

The minute monitor can be printed on the sting of the dial exterior the signature Grande Tapisserie sample, supplying you with elevated legibility with a streamlined aesthetic. After all, probably the most essential enchancment has acquired to be the spectacular calibre 4302 motion, an in-house manufacture that’s extra highly effective than the calibre 3120 (discovered within the reference 15400ST fashions), beating at 4 Hz as an alternative of three and boasting a 70-hour energy reserve that’s an enchancment over 60.

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In different phrases, the Royal Oak Selfwinding is a lot better than now than it ever was, coming in a 41 mm case that may sit completely properly on the wrist of the modern-day gentleman. The addition of the silver-toned dial provides a horny choice for the followers preferring a brighter-looking piece. And as at all times, Audemars Piguet’s watches include a 2-year guarantee towards manufacturing defects, and it may be prolonged to a different 3 extra years should you bought it by way of AP’s authorised community. As for the value, this new Royal Oak comes on the similar worth as its 2019 counterparts, at SGD28,600 every.

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