Audemars Piguet today released a new version of its Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Skeleton Watch with a black ceramic case and bracelet. This is the first watch of this particular model.
The Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Openworked patented innovation technology launched in 2016 aims to improve the accuracy and stability of the watch by assembling two balance wheels and two hairsprings on the same shaft, so that the system vibrates synchronously.
This is not only an engineering achievement, but also aesthetically fascinating, which is why Audemars Piguet’s completely hollowed out black movement. Rose gold double balance wheel mechanism, hour markers and luminous hands enhance the overall sense.
The titanium caseback of the watch is engraved with the words “Royal Oak Double Balancier“, and the back of the movement and its 22-carat rose gold oscillations are displayed through a transparent sapphire crystal.
The 3132 self-winding movement has a starting frequency of 3 Hz (21,600 vibrations per hour) and provides a 45-hour power reserve.
The 41mm case and bracelet have been carefully decorated by hand, alternating with satin-brushed and polished surfaces.