Over the years, Audemars Piguet has introduced numerous iterations that refresh the popular Royal Oak model, but every now and then Audemars Piguet manages to change it up to such an extent it feels fresh and exciting all over again. Such is the case with two new and quietly launched versions of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon 26730, in white or rose gold with dimple dials.
The latest Selfwinding Flying tourbillon sees the classic Tapisserie dial with a new dimpled texture in a mesmerizing blue against white gold hour. The first model, reference 26730BC.GG.1320BC.01, comes in white gold with a blue dimpled dial while the second, reference 26730OR.GG.1320OR.01, combines the warm tones of pink gold to an elegant brown dimpled dial. The case and bracelet are either in white or rose gold and with a hand-hammer, frosted octagonal bezel. The diameter is 41mm, with a height of 10.6mm. So far, nothing we haven’t seen before.
The dials are completed by white or pink gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating.
Technically, both rely on the in-house Calibre 2950, introduced with the Code 11.59 in 2019, which found its way into numerous Royal Oaks by now. Built to withstand 50 meters of water resistance, the timepiece also offers up to 65 hours of power reserve when fully wound.
Like most Royal Oaks, these Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon come on the signature linked bracelet, executed in white gold or rose gold. The bracelet is brushed and polished instead of frosted, making the bezel pop even more. There’s no word on pricing or limitation, but we expect it to be produced in highly limited quantities and priced over EUR 200,000. Discover Opulent Club on Apple news.