|Quick specs Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Black Ceramic
Price: CHF 85’000 | approx. $ 83,500 | approx. € 76.500 | approx. £ 57,900
Size: 41 mm
The current collection of the Royal Oak with perpetual calendar includes five 41-millimeter models in steel or different gold tones. This Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Black Ceramic is the first model in matte black with a brushed ceramic case and bracelet.
AP’s says they need about six hours to machine, polish, hand-finish and assemble a steel bracelet. The same process takes about thirty hours for a ceramic bracelet. In other words; treating ceramic is far more labor-intensive than steel (or gold). The result is a case and bracelet that feels softly and smooth but is also virtually unscratchable, resistant to high temperatures, ‘aging’, and even thermal shocks. Which is the reason ceramic becomes more and more popular these days.
Every 125 years and 317 days the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Black Ceramic needs correction
The watch houses Audemars Piguet’s caliber 5134, an automatic offering 40 hours of power-reserve. It features a perpetual calendar with week indication, day, date, astronomical moon, month and leap year. The accuracy of the moon phase astronomical indicator only requires correction every 125 years and 317 days, like most modern perpetual calendars.
The white gold applied hour markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating contrasts perfectly with the slate grey dial. The moon phase at the 6 o’clock position is in dark blue with a photorealistic image of the moon, yet another perfect contrast with the dial.
The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Black Ceramic isn’t a limited edition (a good thing) and is expected to become one of the most popular Royal Oaks in the near future.
technical data Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Black Ceramic
Audemars Piguet 5134 | Automatic | Diameter: 29.00 mm | Frequency: 19,800 vph (2.75 Hz) | Parts: 374 | Jewels: 38 | Hours, minutes, date, day, week, month, leap year, moon phase | Power-reserve: 40 hours
|Case & dial:
41 mm | Black ceramic | Thickness: 9.5 mm | Glare-proofed sapphire crystal and case back | Slate grey dial with “Grande Tapisserie” pattern | Black counters | White gold applied hour markers | White gold Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating | Black inner bezel | Water-resistance: 20 meters
Black ceramic bracelet | Titanium AP folding clasp
|Price Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Black Ceramic:
CHF 85’000 | approx. $ 83,500 | approx. € 76.500 | approx. £ 57,900