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Audemars Piguet celebrates 50 years of Royal Oak with the new extra-slim “Jumbo”

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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Jumbo Extra ThinPHOTO COURTESY OF AUDEMARS PIGUET

Believe it or not, theRoyal Oakwill officially celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2022. To commemorate this milestone, Audemars Piguet has launched four exclusive watches in 18K rose and yellow gold, as well as platinum and steel versions for the newExtra-fine “Jumbo”.

ReplacingGauge 2121(one the AP has been using for theRoyal Oaksince 1972) is theGauge 7121It features a new automatic hour, minute and date movement.

All four 38mm watches are part of the newRoyal Oak “Jumbo” extra finecollection, with special emphasis on the 8.1mm “jumbo”(reference 16202)case equipped withGauge 7121movement, all without changing the overall aesthetic and size.

Created by Audemars Piguet’s expert engineers after five years of research and development, the new movement features a larger barrel that maintains accurate time for longer periods, along with a power-efficient date setting mechanism.

Other refined elements such as the “Côtes de Genève”, “traits tirés” and fine watchmaking decorations with circular graining can also be seen through the sapphire caseback, adding a precious touch to these 50th anniversary watches. . A highlight includes the 22-carat gold open oscillating weight matched to the color of each case, accompanied by the “50 YEARS” logo and engraved Audemars Piguet signature, typically reserved for complicated timepieces.

Do you want to know the key specifications of each watch? Well, you can start with the stainless steel version combined with the iconicSmall upholsterydial in the specific tone ofMidnight blue, Nuage 50(or ‘night blue, cloud 50’).

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Jumbo Extra Thin

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Jumbo Extra ThinPHOTOS COURTESY OF AUDEMARS PIGUET

The next two in 18k rose and yellow gold each come in smoky gray and smoky golden yellow tones, respectively. The result is a shimmering effect on theSmall upholsteryDial, complemented by gold-tone hour markers for a truly precious touch.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Jumbo Extra ThinPHOTO COURTESY OF AUDEMARS PIGUET

The fourth and final design is the most exclusive of all, coming in a 950 platinum case and bracelet with a smoky green dial set against a sunburst pattern base. This specific shade is created by adding drops of green over the protective varnish, further accentuated by the smoky effect on the periphery to create additional depth.

The firstRoyal Oakin platinum it made its debut in the 1980s, and continues to be produced in only limited numbers with exclusive dials for the precious metal today. These pieces are ready to be discovered at the Audemars Piguet boutiques at Liat Towers and Marina Bay Sands, as well as The Hour Glass at Paragon Shopping Centre.

For more information, visitAUDEMARSPIGUET.com

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