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Introducing The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon

Introducing The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon

Fast Take

What initially began in idea structure has now hit the standard. Audemars Piguet has quite recently reported a 41mm Royal Oak highlighting a flying tourbillon, and it’s accessible in three astonishing variations – 18k pink gold (not unreasonably amazing), titanium (OK, OK, OK), and…steel (hello now). While this isn’t at all the first occasion when that the Royal Oak has played host to a tourbillon, this is the first occasion when that a non-idea model has shaken a flying tourbillon, and they’ve even tossed in programmed twisting to boot. 

The new Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon in steel, pink gold, and titanium (left to right). 

Starting Thoughts

The first Royal Oak Tourbillon traces all the way back to the model’s 25th commemoration and was dispatched in 1997. The new Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon follows that late-’90s lead inside the now-current 41mm configuration. AP reference geeks will need to observe another brand signature highlighted on these models, which interestingly is delivered in galvanic development 18k gold (Audemars Piguet says the cycle is like 3D printing), a fragile interaction that was initially utilized for the lacquered dials of the Code 11.59 family. 

The three references are effectively separated by their dials, with the steel 26530ST model highlighting a brilliant blue shading over a tappisserie design that exudes from the focal point of the tourbillon. Similarly, the gold 26530OR model has a smoked dim emphasis of a similar dial plan. At last, the titanium 26530TI heads out in a different direction with a really exquisite and totally downplayed sandblasted record dim dial. As a peaceful setting for an ostentatious complication, this blending finds some kind of harmony that hopes to work perfectly with the 26530TI’s titanium case and bracelet. 

These Royal Oaks convey their high-flying usefulness from Audemars Piguet’s Caliber 2950, a naturally wound development that ticks at 3 Hz while offering 65 hours of force save to keep the hands moving and that tourbillon turning. While the 2950 was initially dispatched in the Code 11.59 line, flying tourbillons are a leader complication for Audemars Piguet and are portrayed by a tourbillon that doesn’t have an upper (dial side) tourbillon connect. Upheld by the posterior of the instrument (by means of a component called the arbor), flying tourbillons permit a superior perspective on the vivified work as it turns. Since that enrapturing movement is a gigantic piece of a tourbillon’s allure, in case you will pay for a tourbillon, you should see however much of it as could be expected, right?

As is the situation with every single Royal Oak, one truly should see them in the metal, and I’m very eager to see live photographs and wrist shots (particularly of the titanium rendition) as these without a doubt restrictive watches begin to discover homes with fortunate new proprietors. Evaluating is expressed as “accessible upon demand” and, while I assuredly mentioned, AP more likely than not known there was no chance I could see myself as a certified purchaser. Tourbillon or not, I guess I need not fly excessively near the sun.

The Basics

Brand: Audemars Piguet

Model: Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon

Reference Number: 26530ST, 26530TI, 26530OR

Diameter: 41mm

Case Material: Steel, titanium, or 18k pink gold

Dial Color: Blue (steel), dim (titanium), dim with Evolutive Tapisserie (pink gold)

Indexes: Applied

Water Resistance: 50 meters

Strap/Bracelet: Integrated coordinated metal bracelet

The Movement

Caliber: AP Caliber 2950

Functions: Hours, minutes, flying tourbillon

Diameter: 30.9mm

Thickness: 6.24mm

Power Reserve: 65 hours

Winding: Automatic

Frequency: 21, 600 vph

Jewels: 27 

Estimating & Availability

Price: Available upon demand

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