AAA Audemars Piguet Replica launched a deluge of releases.Truly celebrate what the Royal Oak represents – an incredible piece of design that has managed to not only remain relevant but has defined the current design output of the industry and in many ways watch collecting itself.Out of the 34 new releases, from chronographs to flying tourbillons, from case sizes of 37mm to 41mm, all everyone wanted to know was what the new time and date only, Swiss 39mm Royal Oak ‘Jumbo’ Replica would look like.
There were subtle changes made to the case and integrated bracelet, that accentuates its iconic silhouette and makes it wear more comfortably. But the biggest change of all is the Jumbo is now powered by a brand new caliber 7121. The Best Audemars Piguet Replica caliber 2870 in the Ra’s ultra-thin 5.3mm case remains one of the smallest and lightest in the world, and thanks to its pioneering use of titanium, its tourbillon cage measures only 7.2mm in diameter and is 0.123g light.
RD#1 was the most refined expression of a minute repeater AP could make, that focused on improving the volume, quality and harmony of a repeater’s chimes. Its patented gongs and case design were able to produce in a wristwatch a chime as loud and clear as those found in pocket watches. And it was water resistant to 20m, which is 20 more than its contemporaries. The Audemars Piguet Replica Watches was another grand complication in the form of an ultra-thin perpetual calendar.
However, to fit their existing selfwinding flying tourbillon movement, the caliber 2950, which was designed to fit in the 41mm Royal Oak, AP’s research and development team had to find a way to shave off height from the caliber 2950. They decided not to rework the caliber 2950 but to create a whole new movement from the ground up.
The RD#3’s caliber 2968 was developed in conjunction with the new Jumbo’s caliber 7121, and the two movements share much of the same architecture with one another. To achieve the AAA Audemars Piguet Replica caliber 2968’s ultra-thin height of 3.4mm, a mere 0.2mm more than the caliber 7121, AP focused on redesigning the traditional tourbillon’s composition itself.
And just like that, the height of the tourbillon cage is reduced, which in turn reduced the movement height by one level, and the caliber 2968 can be fitted into the Jumbo Replica Watches For Sale case. Energy transmission to the tourbillon is also improved due to the smaller angular pitch between the peripheral drive wheel and the rest of the wheel train. Translation: the RD#3 will keep better time over a longer period of time, which is a good thing.
The hairspring stud disc has been removed from underneath the anti-shock unit and the balance wheel itself no longer uses timing weight screws that protrude from the Quality Audemars Piguet Replica wheel but much more streamlined timing weights that sit flat within the perimeter of the wheel itself. Lastly, the escapement itself has been redesigned to reveal more of the inner workings of the movement. All these changes have been implemented to create a feeling of lightness and airiness that complements the thinness of the Jumbo’s case.
Looking through the sapphire case back, the feeling of airiness persists with a semi-skeletonized movement with open-worked bridges for the automatic winding wheel train, barrel, and movement going train. The bridges themselves are no longer decorated with traditional Swiss Made Audemars Piguet Replica but the more contemporary straight-graining of traits tirés. In contrast, the exquisite polished beveling of the exterior edges and even for the interior angles of the skeletonized portions showcase AP’s expertise in classic hand finishing techniques.