Today, January 18th, 2016 in Geneva at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Geneve SIHH 2016, Audemars Piguet presented a very unique an interesting Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Openworked watch. The Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Openworked ref. 15407 available in stainless steel as ref. 15407ST.OO.1220ST.01 or 18K rose gold as ref. 15407OR.OO.1220OR.01 with a case measuring 41 mm and 5.51 mm in thickness, tackles the stabilizing issues by fixing a second balance wheel and balance-spring assembly on the same axis. The new patented geometry involves a very complex manufacturing procedure, but the payoff is huge: greatly improved precision and stability. Fitted with a slate grey openworked dial with pink gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating, this watch is truly a stunner.
The new Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Openworked is powered by the automatic AP calibre 3132 composed of 245 parts, 38 jewels and which provides a power reserve of 45 hours when fully charged, while beating at a frequency of 21,600 vph with a double balance wheel. The movement fully visible via the display case back is simply stunning.
On the wrist, the watch wears true to its size and impeccably. This is one of those Royal Oaks that is just captivating and we absolutely love it. This watch is a perfect example of the level of expertise and craftsmanship that Audemars Piguet possesses.
Sticker $44,100 USD for stainless steel and $76,800 for 18K rose gold. For more info on Audemars Piguet click here.