|Name:||Royal Oak Grande Complication Openworked Titanium|
Price in euro
Audemars Piguet is a notable brand - and the Royal Oak Grande Complication is a notable watch.
AP has traditionally been a part of the so-called 'Big Three' - the other two being Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin. However, Audemars Piguet has been drawing rather heavily on its Royal Oak heritage in the last few years, causing the name to be almost synonymous with the decisively sporty and rugged Offshore for the almost a decade. Still, AP has a rich pedigree when it comes to complications and can be considered somewhat of a specialist when it comes to the traditional 'Grande Complication'.
But that's not where it ends. Audemars Piguet has been one of the first to merge its tradition in haute horlogerie with its tradition in sports watches, perhaps creating a new segment in the blink of an eye - that of extreme high-end, haute horlogerie sports watches. The present Royal Oak is an example of this: the sporty and emblematic Royal Oak design is paired with an ultra-complex movement, and it's housed in titanium case with matching bracelet and a skeleton dial revealing much of the movements inner workings. How is that for merging tradition with an avant-garde mindset?
Selfwinding watch with perpetual calendar indicating the day, the date, the week, the moon phases, the month and the leap years, minute repeater, split-seconds chronograph and small seconds at 9 o'clock.
Fourteen lignes in diameter (31.60 mm) and 8.55 mm thick, this self-winding mechanical watch is endowed with a split-seconds chronograph, a minute repeater and a perpetual calendar with moon-phase functions.
The prestigious " Grande Complication " designation is bestowed upon a watch that possesses at least four different functions out of these three categories. It takes great mastery to create a timepiece offering excellence in every department: design and reliability, as well as precision. The Calibre 2885 by the Manufacture Audemars Piguet is a case in point.
|Time:||Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds|
|Date:||Date, Day, Month, Perpetual Calendar|
|Chronograph:||Chronograph, Column wheel, Rattrapante|