Audemars Piguet Royal Oak turns green in 2021

Although many watchmakers have been embracing green in the past few years, Audemars Piguet just dabbled everywhere. There is a camouflaged offshore type here and there is a hint of emerald there. Obviously, the watchmaker is just waiting for the opportunity. For the manufacturer of the Royal Oak, 2021 is a green year, not only one, but five offering eye-catching colored dials-including a special, non-limited treasure.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak “Jumbo” ultra-thin model

The supreme glory of the new series is the new 15202 Royal Oak Treasure, and Audemars Piguet will not be able to produce enough products. The brand’s 2019 boutique rose gold dial quickly sold out, and I want to say that this version with a green smoke dial is even more eye-catching.

This is the first ever 15202 with a green dial, enough to excite collectors. Even better, this is an absolute stunner. As a fresh and simple alternative to the iconic large tapestry guilloche pattern of the series, the brushed smoky appearance immediately became the winner, bright but not too shiny, eye-catching but unassuming.

The case is 39 mm platinum, which is a large piece of precious metal in a Royal Oak-sized watch. Fortunately, its thickness has reached the ultra-thin nickname of 8.1 mm, which means that it will not put too much burden on the slim wrist. Equipped with AP caliber 2121 with a 40-hour power reserve (and cute decorations on the sapphire back cover), we can’t wait to see one of the bad boys in these metals. However, while 15202 is almost impossible to pick for your collection, at least Audemars Piguet is expanding their green plan elsewhere.

The Specs:

Ref: 15202PT.OO.1240PT.01 | Case/dial: 39mm diameter x 8.1mm thickness, 950 platinum case, smoked green dial with sunburst pattern | Water resistance: 50m | Movement: In-house calibre 2121, automatic, 36 jewels | Frequency: 19,800 vph (2.75 Hz) | Power reserve: 40h | Functions: Hour, minutes, date | Strap: 950 platinum bracelet with AP folding clasp

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Automatic Chronograph

Particularly eye-catching is the new gold Royal Oak automatic chronograph with green dial. This is a more classic watch dial, meaning that the usual checkered pattern, Grande Tapisserie, is just a beautiful forest green. It is more about the contrast between the 41 mm gold case and the dial than the green itself, but if you want to sprinkle a large patch of gold on your wrist, this is a very good color combination.

The watch is equipped with a 2385 chronograph movement, a power reserve of 40 hours (which is quickly becoming less than we would like to see), and an all-gold Royal Oak integrated bracelet with green calfskin and green rubber shoulder straps. The image we have so far is only golden, but I bet it looks great on leather. Although not subtle, it is a complete golden RO.

Unlike Jumbo (thankfully), the chronograph is a limited edition, especially 125 pieces, not many. Nevertheless, compared with the last three, this is more than enough.

The Specs:

Ref: 26331BA.OO.1220BA.02 | Case/dial: 41mm diameter, 18-carat yellow gold case, green dial with “Grande Tapisserie” pattern | Water resistance: 50m | Movement: In-house calibre 2385, automatic, 37 jewels | Frequency: 21,600 vph (3 Hz) | Power reserve: 40h | Functions: Hour, minutes, small seconds, date, chronograph | Strap: 18-carat yellow gold bracelet with AP folding clasp, two additional straps in green calfskin and green rubber

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Automatic Tourbillon

The last enviable timepiece comes in three forms: three new variants of the Royal Oak automatic tourbillon. One of the two 41 mm models is in rose gold and the other is in titanium. One of the titanium models is inlaid with 32 rectangular-cut emeralds between the iconic octagonal screws on the bezel.

They all share a unique twist on the iconic Royal Oak dial called the Evolutive Tapisserie, with a rectangular wave emanating from the tourbillon at 6 o’clock. Of these three, I prefer the pure titanium version-the Royal Oak with gems makes me feel wrong-but the emeralds really set off the forest green dial very well. I think emeralds are more suitable for precious metal versions than lightweight titanium, but this may be a bit more. replica watches swiss

All three watches are equipped with Calibre 2950 automatic movement, with an open tourbillon at 6 o’clock and a power reserve of up to 65 hours. They are also limited editions, and the rarity of their materials has risen.

The Specs

Ref: 26534TI.OO.1220TI.01 (titanium case), 26532IC.EE.1220TI.01 (titanium case, 18-carat white gold bezel), 26533OR.OO.1220OR.01 (titanium/18k white gold) | Case/dial: 41mm diameter, green dial with “Evolutive Tapisserie” pattern | Water resistance: 50m | Movement: In-house calibre 2950, automatic, 77 jewels | Frequency: 21,600 vph (3 Hz) | Power reserve: 65h | Functions: Hour, minutes, flying tourbillion | Strap: Titanium or 18-carat pink gold bracelet with AP folding clasp