Swiss made Audemars Piguet replica is delighted to introduce its first-ever Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon. For the occasion, the manufacture launches three 41 mm references in stainless steel, titanium, and 18K pink gold, all complemented with a refined dial design. The Royal Oak Tourbillon first made its debut in 1997 for the 25th anniversary of the Royal Oak. This latest evolution featuring the flying tourbillon and self-winding mechanism reintroduces this modern classic with updated aesthetics for the new decade.
In another first in the Royal Oak collection, the new fake Royal Oak Self-winding Flying Tourbillon presents an applied 24K gold Audemars Piguet signature. Made of thin layers of gold, it is achieved through a chemical process akin to 3D printing known as galvanic growth. Each letter is connected with thin links almost invisible to the eye. The signature is then fixed on the dial by hand with minuscule legs. The signature was originally developed to adorn the smooth lacquered dials of the Audemars Piguet Code 11.59
The full titanium reference 26530TI.OO.1220TI.01 replica presents an innovative dial design. An elegant sandblasted slate grey dial, with snailing in the periphery, offers an alternative to the Royal Oak’s trademark Tapisserie pattern. The dial’s grey shades and white gold hour-markers and hands subtly echo the flying tourbillon making its rotation at 6 o’clock.
Reminiscent of other models in the Royal Oak collection, the stainless steel version reference 26530ST.OO.1220ST.01 adorns a refined smoked blue Tapisserie dial. Its state-of-the-art sunburst motif evolves from the flying tourbillon cage at 6 o’clock. These vibrant hues of blue give depth to the flying tourbillon while serving as an elegant backdrop to the white gold hour-markers and hands.
The third model in 18K pink gold reference 26530OR.OO.1220OR.01 replica provides a contemporary contrast. A smoked grey sunburst “Tapisserie” dial enriched with pink gold hour-markers and hands illuminates the pink gold case and bracelet. The flying tourbillon cage adds a delicate glimmer of pink gold.
Visible from the dial and case backsides, the hand-finished flying tourbillon cage provides a beautiful view of some of the watch’s regulating components enabling its rotation. Meticulously crafted inside and out, the Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon interweaves contemporary design with age-old savoir-faire.
This new model is powered by the Audemars Piguet calibre 2950 released in 2019. This 270-part automatic movement combines a flying tourbillon with a 22K central rotor. Audemars Piguet’s first flying tourbillon wristwatch made its appearance in 2018 in the Royal Oak Concept collection. The 27-jewel movement provides a power reserve of 65 hours when fully wound while beating at a frequency of 21,600 vph. The case back reveals the movement’s refined decorations such as “Côtes de Genève,” satin-brushing, snailing and hand-polished chamfers, as well as the dedicated open-worked oscillating weight in 22K rhodium-toned pink gold or 22K pink gold.
Whether in stainless steel, titanium, or 18K pink gold, the case and bracelet have been hand-finished with the brand’s emblematic alternation of satin-brushing and polished chamfers for a powerful juxtaposition of matte and polished finishing.