Royal Oak Chronographs have assumed the status of an icon ever since their introduction in 1997. HOT takes a look at the new pieces that will continue this legacy.
It was right back in 1997 that Audemars Piguet introduced the Royal Oak Chronographs. The concept of the Royal Oak was always a canvas on which many more precious complications could be expressed.
So here we are, in 2017…twenty years hence…and the watches look as fresh as ever! Well, that’s what classics are!
In order to celebrate two successful decades, there are seven new models. They all go back a bit into the past. The design is a nod to a look first seen in 2008. The result? A fresh two-tone dial design.
There are also many subtle details like chronograph counters of increased size that expand at 9 o’clock and 3 o’clock, shorter but wider hour markers, additional luminescent coating for better readability and relocation of the date window to between the 4 and 5 o’clock positions.
There is a wide combination of finishes with options of bracelet or strap. Four of the versions are in pink gold. These are available on a matching pink gold bracelet or an alligator strap.
Also, how can one forget a design icon…the ‘Grande Tapisserie’ dials? These are also offered in a variety of colours. For the pink gold versions, the dial is offered in brown or blue. For the steel versions, there is choice of black, silver and blue, fitted with stainless steel bracelets.
Indeed, these novelties will serve to highlight Audemars Piguet’s ongoing commitment to technical progress and the perfect embodiment of the Manufacture’s motto, “to break the rules, you must first master them.”
The Royal Oak legacy continues with the Royal Oak Chronographs!