Introducing The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon GMT
The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon GMT is probably as vanguard a contribution as one will discover from a top-level Swiss manufacture today, which appears to me to be something fascinating to consider. The line and the fundamental plan of its case have been with us for a very long time. The primary Royal Oak Concept watch, planned by Claude Emmenegger, was introduced in 2002 to stamp the 30th commemoration of the Royal Oak, and it accompanied a development created by Audemars Piguet Renaud & Papi (APR&P). As its name would persuade, the Royal Oak Concept line will in general be somewhat more test than, say, the Royal Oak Offshore. It’s been a springboard for specialized turns of events. The primary AP Supersonnerie was a Concept piece, for instance.
The watch we are presenting today is really the second Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon GMT. The primary rendition came out two years back and was itself a revive of the marginally diversely named Royal Oak Concept GMT Tourbillon . What made the invigorated 2018 form various was its uneven plan and its utilization of a scaffold less (or flying) tourbillon.
The watch of two years back combined a titanium case, a dark fired bezel, a passed out dial/development, and applied rose-gold accents, which amounted to a pretty flashy look. Today, in a restricted release of 30 pieces to be sold through Paris AP retailer Arije, we have a Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon GMT that conveys a significantly more serene vibe. Basically every little thing about it is a quieted, monochromatic dark, including the showcase, the elastic lash and fasten, and even the development’s back.
The huge case is produced using sandblasted titanium and has been fitted with a bezel that is additionally made of sandblasted titanium. There are still some earthenware components, to be specific the screw-down crown and the push-piece on the case, yet they are likewise delivered in grey.
The physically twisted type 2954 conveys almost 10 days of force hold (237 hours, to be definite) on one full wind by means of two huge barrels noticeable when you turn the watch over. On the dial side, everything is delivered in quieted dark tones, from the wheel showing the subsequent time region at three o’clock, to the capacity selector at six o’clock, to the rib with the hour/minute track. From the provided photographs, I get the feeling that there is sufficient difference between the skeletonized, lume-filled hands and the dial/development surface that I don’t expect neatness would be an issue. The development comprises 348 parts.
The Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon GMT is probably as commonsense a watch as you will discover in the RO Concept line. Without a doubt, there is next to no about a tourbillon-prepared wristwatch that shouts common sense, however this one offers a very long force hold coordinated with what I believe is the most valuable, all things considered, the GMT.
I believe any reasonable person would agree that AP’s Royal Oak Concept pieces aren’t for each very good quality watch sweetheart. Consider the size alone. At 44mm in distance across by 16.1mm thick, this watch is an assertion on the wrist, regardless of whether you have a major wrist. And keeping in mind that it unquestionably may pull in a similar stalwart AP fan as, say, a far easier Royal Oak Jumbo, this watch scratches an endlessly extraordinary tingle. I figure lovers may come to this watch from a couple of various points. Yet, as far as I might be concerned, it’s a compelling exhibition of what AP can don’t simply with complications, yet in addition from a plan point of view. I think the way that the Concept has been with us since 2002 is additionally a demonstration of the company’s wild free streak.
Brand: Audemars Piguet
Model: Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon GMT
Reference Number: 26589TI.GG.D006CA.01
Case Material: Sandblasted titanium
Dial Color: Grey
Water Resistance: 100 meters
Strap/Bracelet: Grey elastic tie with sandblasted titanium AP collapsing catch. Extra dark gator strap.
Caliber: Manufacture Caliber 2954
Functions: Hours, minutes, flying tourbillon, GMT, work selector
Diameter: 35.60 mm
Power Reserve: 237 hours
Winding: Manually wound
Frequency: 21,600 vph
Jewels: 24 hours
Evaluating & Availability
Limited Edition: Yes, 30 pieces
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