Audemars Piguet opens a brand new chapter for the Royal Oak Idea with the discharge of its very first selfwinding split-seconds flyback chronograph. Impressed by the gathering’s high-tech id, this timepiece takes the Royal Oak Idea’s futuristic appears, ergonomics and expert efficiency to a brand new stage. Along with introducing each a brand new 43 mm case measurement and the primary interchangeable strap of the gathering, the sporty timepiece boasts a extremely up to date, three-dimensional titanium case enjoying with textures, depth and lightweight. It’s powered by a brand new cutting-edge motion, the selfwinding Calibre 4407, whose difficult micro-mechanics takes centre stage on the rear facet. For the primary time, the caseback showcases the superior split-seconds mechanism which has been inserted inside the ball bearing holding the oscillating weight.
Audemars Piguet continues to evolve the Royal Oak Idea with the addition of an progressive complication mixing ergonomics with the gathering’s daring aesthetic appears. This timepiece required intensive R&D engineering, pushing the groups’ technological experience additional. Along with introducing a brand new 43 mm case measurement, the titanium watch boasts a multifaceted design enjoying with contrasts and lightweight. The case’s elaborate structure necessitated complicated programming and manufacturing processes to strike the precise steadiness between ergonomics and ultramodern design.
Sandblasted titanium inserts convey the case’s juxtaposition of angular and rounded geometries into daring reduction. The sandblasted case is topped off with the Manufacture’s trademark satin-brushed octagonal bezel, whose rounded define is highlighted by polished chamfers. The mixture of satin-brushed, sandblasted and polished surfaces furthers the watch’s textured look, whereas offering an countless play of sunshine.
The gathering’s sturdy traces are amplified by the watch’s screw-locked crown and push-pieces, all honed from black ceramic. Three-dimensional push-piece guards overtly safe the pushers at 2, 4 and 9 o’clock, every completed with the identical juxtaposition of sandblasting, satin brushing and polished chamfers as seen on the case.
Conceived like a motion bridge, the openworked dial offers a glimpse of the difficult micro-mechanics ticking inside. The rounded openings have been minimize out from a single German silver plate, completed with sandblasted black PVD and polished rhodium-toned bevels. This distinction confers depth and lightweight to this sporty and architectural timepiece, which is additional enhanced by the absence of a brand on the dial.
White gold arms and hour-markers, complemented with white transferred numerals unfold throughout the dial, intensify the watch’s two-tone aesthetic. As well as, the hour-markers, arms, counters, massive date and GMT day/night time disc function luminescent coating for optimum visibility at the hours of darkness. Crimson and yellow accents, respectively marking the chronograph and GMT capabilities, add a refined, but vivid contact of color. A black internal bezel, on which a white tachymeter scale has been printed, completes the watch’s total design.
Extremely-contemporary in and out, the brand new timepiece premieres the selfwinding Calibre 4407 – a feat of mechanical and industrial engineering that mixes flyback chronograph, break up seconds, GMT perform and huge date into the extremely stylised case design of the Royal Oak Idea assortment. The primary of its type to be produced in a sequence at Audemars Piguet, it’s primarily based on the Manufacture’s newest technology built-in flyback chronograph motion, Calibre 4401, which was launched in 2019 with the Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet assortment.
In contrast to a daily chronograph, the flyback perform permits the wearer to reset and restart the chronograph with out having to cease it first. The column wheel works with a vertical clutch system. When beginning or stopping the chronograph, the arms reply accordingly with none trace of leaping. Moreover, a patented zero resetting mechanism ensures that each chronograph and split-seconds arms instantaneously reset to zero.
The design of the brand new black interchangeable rubber strap blends in with the sides of the case. The bevels on the case sides prolong onto the strap, offering a seamless continuity between the 2 elements. Moreover, the strap is embellished with symmetrical inserts in gray hues that echo the multidimensional, two-tone aesthetics of each the case and the dial. Two further black rubber straps contrasted with yellow or pink accents will probably be accessible in boutiques as a part of the interchangeable strap assortment for the brand new Royal Oak Idea 43 mm diameter.