First released in 2012 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Royal Oak Jumbo ref. 5402, the Royal Oak Extra-Thin Jumbo ref. 15202 is the closest one can get to the original Royal Oak from 1972. After several iterations have been released of this watch in stainless steel, 18K rose gold, 18K yellow gold with green dial for The Hourglass and more recently in 18K yellow gold with two different dials, the saga of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Extra-Thin continues this year at the SIHH 2019 with an 18K white gold case and a pink gold toned dial. In person, the watch is stunning and simply one of the best 15202s ever released. In the metal, the hue of the dial is not really salmon but more of a darker hue of champagne —dark sand to be more specific— slightly different to what the stock images originally showed.
If you want to see a real Salmon Royal Oak check out our article on the Royal Oak Jubilee ref. 14802ST here. Below there’s an image of this particular watch from our article for you to make your own comparison between a salmon dial and the one on the new white gold ref. 15202BC.
On the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Extra-Thin White Gold ref. 15202BC.OO.1240BC.01 just released, two much-loved pieces of the past come together in this 39 mm model. For the first time, the pink gold-toned ‘Petite Tapisserie’ dial that appeared for the Royal Oak’s 20th anniversary in 1992 is matched with a satin-brushed 18K white gold case and bracelet.
White gold was only used once in the 1980s for a Royal Oak with a blue dial and diamond-set hour-markers. The watch is still powered by the automatic calibre 2121.
On the Wrist & Pricing
On the wrist, the new Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Extra-Thin Jumbo in white gold ref. 15202BC wears true to its size with impeccable wrist presence. An incredible release that will fly off the displays as soon as it hits the AP boutiques. Available in a limited edition of 75 pieces, AP boutique exclusive.
Sticker $55,400 USD. For more info on Audemars Piguet click here.