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Pre-SIHH 2016: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Yellow Gold

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Last September, Audemars Piguet presented the new Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar, the latest interpretation of a classic complication by the brand based in Le Brassus.

Initially presented in stainless and in pink gold, this exclusive perpetual calendar model will be available also in yellow gold, a material that in the last decade apparently lost some appeal among watch enthusiasts.

But, just like in 1972 when Audemars Piguet started treating stainless steel as a precious metal for its game-changing Royal Oak sport luxury watch, today the Swiss watchmaker makes an unexpected move bringing the warm and brilliant tones of yellow gold back to the forefront.


The features of the timepiece are the same that we described in our article presenting the steel and pink gold versions with the 41 mm case to frame the Grande Tapisserie decorated dial — a pattern of three-dimensional squares — which displays the numerous perpetual calendar indications: day, month, date, leap year, astronomical moon and, on the outer chapter ring, the week of the year,

The yellow gold applied hour-markers and the Royal Oak hands with luminescent against the blue dial create a perfect contrast for excellent legibility.


The heavy 18-carat yellow gold bracelet is secured by the typical AP folding clasp.

Well protected by the massive case but visible through the sapphire crystal case back, the self-winding new calibre 5134 beats at 19,800 vph (2.75 Hz) with a minimal guaranteed power reserve of power reserve.



The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Yellow Gold (ref. 26574BA.OO.1220BA.01) is delivered with a luxury box including a watch rewinding mechanism and should be priced like the pink gold version at Euro 95,900 / US$ 95,700. audemarspiguet.com 


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