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New Release: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak RD#2 Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin

Thin, thinner, thinnest: The latest record breaker from Audemars Piguet
by Chelsey Chen on January 15, 2018

The 12 o’clock moon phase of the new ultra-thin prototype pays homage to the Company’s first perpetual calendar wristwatch that was introduced in year 1955.

Complications and ultra-thin models: two time-honoured Audemars Piguet specialties meet in the Royal Oak RD#2. It has taken five years to develop the new ultra-thin 5133 calibre with perpetual calendar.

The challenge has been to re-engineer a three-storey movement into a single level, making it ultra-thin while combining and re-arranging functions to boost ergonomy, efficiency and robustness. This patented system features a record shattering 2.89 mm central rotor. At just 6.30 mm, the redesigned case shaves almost 2 mm off the Royal Oak Extra-Thin Jumbo, making the Royal Oak RD#2 the thinnest self-winding perpetual calendar on the market today.

Improved readability with expanded counters and a night and day indication.

 

Thinnest ever, but no compromise on quality: 40-hour power reserve, and same frequency (2.75 Hz / 19’800 vibrations per hour) as calibre 5134.

 

950 platinum case and bracelet with “Grande Tapisserie” pattern blue dial.

 

Technical Specifications

Self-winding manufacture: Calibre 5133
Total diameter: 32.00 mm (14 ¾ lignes)
Total thickness: 2.89 mm
Number of jewels: 37
Number of parts: 256
Minimal guaranteed power reserve: 40 h
Frequency of balance wheel 2.75 Hz (=19,800 vibrations/hour)

CASE
950 platinum case, glareproofed sapphire crystal and caseback, water-resistant to 20 m, RD#2 engraved on the caseback

DIAL
Blue dial with “Grande Tapisserie” pattern, blue counters, white gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating

BRACELET
950 platinum bracelet with AP folding clasp

Read also:   Review: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak RD#2 Ultra Thin Perpetual Calendar

FUNCTIONS
Perpetual calendar with day, date, astronomical moon, month, leap year, night and day indication, hours and minutes

REFERENCE
26586PT.OO.1240PT.01

 

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