Introducing The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph In 38mm

Introducing The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph In 38mm

Brisk Take

While a large portion of the consideration encompassing Audemars Piguet is being paid to the fresh out of the plastic new CODE 11.59 assortment , that is not all that AP is delivering at SIHH 2019. Truth be told, there are some total executioner new minor departure from the Royal Oak that you’ll unquestionably need to think about. Boss among these? The Royal Oak Selfwinding Chronograph in another 38mm size! Indeed, you read that right: the basic F. Piguet-fueled Royal Oak Chrono is accessible in a more modest size, sitting comfortably between the “Large” and the 37mm Royal Oak models. As of late, this watch was just accessible in the 41mm size, which supplanted the old 39mm models back in 2012. There are four renditions of the new watch, two in steel and two in rose gold, with minor departure from white/dim/silver dials all through. These will be another backbone in the AP assortment and I would expect that these four references are only the start of a well known new sub-collection.

Introductory Thoughts

I’m feeling free to call it now: These watches are one of the sleeper hits of SIHH 2019. Of course, they’re not progressive and they don’t present any new developments or materials to the blend, yet they take an exemplary model with a famous development and offer an important update that makes the watch more contemporary and wearable (as I would like to think). Also, chronographs! Who doesn’t adore a decent chrono nowadays? Of the bundle, I believe it’s the steel model with the silver and blue dial that I’m generally eager to find in the metal, however really each of the four look damn great from the early images. You can wager we’ll have huge loads of involved inclusion of these coming to you soon, so stay tuned!

The Basics

Brand: Audemars Piguet

Model: Royal Oak Selfwinding Chronograph

Reference Number: 26315ST.OO.1256ST.01 (hardened steel with silver-conditioned dial and blue sub-registers); 26315ST.OO.1256ST.02  (stainless steel with ruthenium dial and rhodium-conditioned sub-registers); 26315OR.OO.1256OR.01 (rose gold with white dial and rose gold sub-registers); 26315OR.OO.1256OR.02 (rose gold with silver-conditioned dial and silver-conditioned sub-registers)

Diameter: 38mm

Thickness: 11mm

Case Material: Stainless steel or rose gold

Dial Color: Silver-conditioned or ruthenium, with shifting sub-registers

Indexes: Applied cudgel and printed Arabic numerals

Lume: Yes, on all fours markers

Water Resistance: 50 meters

Strap/Bracelet: Integrate wristband in tempered steel or rose gold

The Movement

Caliber: Caliber 2385 (Frédéric Piguet 1185 base)

Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph

Diameter: 26.2mm

Thickness: 5.5mm

Power Reserve: 40 hours

Winding: Automatic

Frequency: 3 Hz (21,600 vph)

Jewels: 37

Total Components: 304

Additional Details: Features a section wheel

Evaluating & Availability

Price: $23,800 (hardened steel); $52,700 (rose gold)

Availability: Not yet announced

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