This Season sees the 40th anniversary of the famous Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, and the landmark is being celebrated at the Geneva Watch Salon Together with the unveiling of the new Openworked Extra-Thin.
The newest Royal Oak Extra-thin looks remarkably like the first from 1972, which was created by Gérald Genta. To begin with, the remake matches the magnitude of this revered classic, in 39 millimetres, a diameter that seemed huge in 1972 but now is by no means a particularly big watch. Really, it was the very first Royal Oak that helped create the style for larger Chronograph Watches. Additionally, the most recent version has an extra-flat circumstance, an undying nod to the past. There is also the special blue colour of the dial — and at the most recent model, the date disk, too — while the AP initials in white gold are again at their original 1972 position of 6 o’clock.
In the technical heart of the new ultra-thin Royal Oak beats exactly the same movement as the original, the renowned, mechanical self-winding Calibre 2121, using a thickness of just 3.05mm. The rebirth of this classic is unquestionably one of the most noteworthy models at the Geneva Salon this season.