Audemars Piguet presents its first ever Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon 41 mm in stainless steel, titanium and 18-carat pink gold.
“The Royal Oak Tourbillon first made its debut in 1997 for the 25th anniversary of the Royal Oak. This latest evolution featuring the flying tourbillon and selfwinding mechanism reintroduces this modern classic with updated aesthetics for the new decade,” Michael Friedman, Head of Complications.
Reminiscent of other models in the Royal Oak collection, the stainless steel version adorns a refined smoked blue “Tapisserie” dial. Its state-of-the-art sunburst motif evolves from the flying tourbillon cage at 6 o’clock. These vibrant hues of blue give depth to the flying tourbillon, while serving as an elegant backdrop to the white gold hour-markers and hands.
The third model in 18-carat pink gold provides a contemporary contrast. A smoked grey sunburst “Tapisserie” dial enriched with pink gold hour-markers and hands illuminates the pink gold case and bracelet. The flying tourbillon cage adds a delicate glimmer of pink gold.
The new Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon presents an applied 24-carat gold Audemars Piguet signature—a first in the Royal Oak collection. Made of thin layers of gold, it is achieved through a chemical process akin to 3D printing known as galvanic growth. Each letter is connected with thin links almost invisible to the eye.
This new model is powered by Calibre 2950, the Manufacture’s latest generation of selfwinding movement combining a flying tourbillon with a central rotor, released in 2019. Audemars Piguet’s first flying tourbillon wristwatch made its appearance in 2018 in the Royal Oak Concept collection.
Visible from the dial and caseback sides, the hand-finished flying tourbillon cage provides a beautiful view of some of the watch’s regulating components enabling its rotation. It is a beautiful piece that will definitely be highly coveted by collectors around the world.