While the stars of the Royal Oak’s 50th anniversary celebration are the RO Jumbo Extra-Thin 16202 and Openworked 16204, the brand has announced that the permanent AAA Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Replica collection will also be updated throughout 2022, including this RO Selfwinding 37mm, a new automatic movement.
While we’ll be looking at two blue 37mm self-winding models, there are 11 37mm models in the collection that benefit from a “new design evolution,” ranging from stainless steel, two-tone and solid gold cases to diamonds— Set the bezel and a range of attractive dial colors. The design evolution involves 34, 37, 38 and 41 mm self-winding and self-winding chronograph models.
Before we look at the changes, rest assured that the Swiss Audemars Piguet Replica defining aesthetic code – the tonneau-shaped case, octagonal bezel and integrated bracelet, eight visible hex screws and Tapisserie dial – is intact.
The evolution of the case design between the new and old 37mm self-winding watches is extremely subtle. Obviously, the diameter is the same, but the new self-winding calibre 5900 has reduced the height from 9.8 to 9 mm.
If you look at the Best Audemars Piguet Replica from the side, you will see that the bevels (chamfers) on the bezel, bracelet and back are more pronounced than in the past. This might not seem like a big deal, but the brightly polished sloping bevel draws in more light and visually lowers the height of the case. The overall effect is that the case looks slimmer.
The ergonomic features of the bracelet have also been enhanced to make it more comfortable to wear. The first four links are now trapezoidal rather than parallel, and the transition from the Perfect Audemars Piguet Replica case to the tapered bracelet is more fluid and elegant. Another positive aspect of the more pronounced polished bevels is their enhanced contrast with the satin-brushed hand-finished finish.
Bleu Nuit, Nuage 50 And Light Blue Dials
Other subtle changes on the dial include the minute track, the platinum hour markers and the size of the Luxury Royal Oak Replica hands are now the uniform of the Royal Oak collection. AP’s designers recognized that the truncated indexes were an annoyance for many purists, so they eliminated the truncated indexes at 3 o’clock in the date window.
The word “Auto” and the AP monogram no longer appear on the dial, which now displays the same embossed signature as the Code 11.59 model. Similar to 3D printing, thin layers of 24k gold are applied to the dial using a chemical process called galvanic growth, with each letter connected by links about the width of a human hair and applied to the dial by hand.
Calibre 5900 By Vaucher
The High Quality Audemars Piguet Replica calibre 5900, an automatic movement made by Vaucher, is marginally thinner than the 3120 with a height of 3.9mm compared to 4.26mm and has a higher frequency of 4Hz. Distinguished by a 22k rhodium-plated rose gold rotor with the “50 Years” logo – the movement delivers a 60-hour power reserve and reveals refined Haute Horlogerie finishings.
With Best Audemars Piguet Replica Watches In The World 37mm case size, this might well be the most versatile RO model in the collection today. The more prominent polished bevels shine even more light on Genta’s iconic octagonal architecture and visually attenuate the case thickness. Although purists might be attracted to the original ‘Bleu Nuit, Nuage 50’ dial colour, I wager that the attractive light blue dial will fly off the shelves in no time.