Audemars Piguet - 26552BC.OO.D002CR.01

Royal Oak Grande Complication Openworked White Gold / Strap

Brand: Audemars Piguet
Family: Royal Oak
Reference: 26552BC.OO.D002CR.01
Name: Royal Oak Grande Complication Openworked White Gold / Strap
Limited: No

Case

Material: White gold
Glass: Sapphire
Back: Open
Shape: Other
Diameter: 44.00 mm
Height: 15.00 mm
W/R: 20.00 m

Dial

Color: Skeleton
Indexes: Stick / Dot
Hands: Stick

Description

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 handsomely crafted white gold case with 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.

Movement

Audemars Piguet caliber AP 2885 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.

Type:Automatic
Brand:Audemars Piguet
Caliber:AP 2885
Display:Analog
Diameter:31.60 mm
Jewels:52
Reserve:45 h
Frequency:19800 bph
Time:Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds
Date:Date, Day, Month, Perpetual Calendar
Chronograph:Chronograph, Column wheel, Rattrapante
Astronomical:Moonphase
Acoustic:Minute Repeater

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