As the leading producer of custom rubber watch straps, Rubber B consistently strives to innovate and improve on our existing product catalog, which features custom rubber watch straps for watches from leading watchmakers around the globe, such as Rolex, Tudor, Panerai, and Audemars Piguet. In fact, this entire article is going to focus on Audemars Piguet, as they have been prominently featured in horological news circles recently due to the release of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Night Blue.
As we will explain further, there are a number of reasons why this new release has watch collectors very excited. The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Night Blue builds on the long and established history of the Royal Oak, which is arguably the most important watch that Audemars Piguet has ever produced.
When Gerald Genta initially designed the watch in the early 1970’s, it was considered one of the most controversial timepieces of its time, with people evenly split on whether the watch was an artistic achievement or an unattractive collection of metal parts. It is now more commonly known, however, as the watch which saved AP from serious financial devastation, and as such, is considered historically significant.
We will begin by briefly providing some background information about this new watch and where it fits into the chronology of the overall Royal Oak timeline. We will then learn more about the technical specifications of the watch and how it looks before finally concluding with some final thoughts about this lovely timepiece.
What is the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Night Blue?
The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Night Blue is an update of the Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar, which is, in and of itself, an offshoot watch of the original Royal Oak timepiece.
While the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar model has been available to purchase since the 1980’s, it has not been updated in any significant way since 2015. Audemars Piguet is far from the kind of company that releases an update to their watches “just because,” so when this does occur, it is likely the changes are fairly significant.
What Are The Technical Specifications Of The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Night Blue?
From a technical standpoint, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Night Blue contains many of the hallmarks of the Royal Oak Perpetual line that watch connoisseurs have come to know and love. It measures 41 mm in diameter, which is very much in keeping with the de facto “industry standard” that we are currently seeing in use on men’s luxury wristwatches.
The case is also very thin, measuring at only 9.5 mm in thickness, and has mounted sapphire crystals on both sides. It is also water-resistant for up to 60 feet.
The perpetual calendar has seen here, which is powered by the Caliber 5134, is produced and manufactured in-house by AP themselves. The automatic movement and perpetual calendar allow users to see the day, date, week, month, and year. It also lets the wearer know whether we are in a leap year or not and what phase of the moon we are currently in.
The movement has an astonishing 374 pieces and has a frequency of 19,800 vibrations per hour. This clearly indicates the astonishing level of craftsmanship and technical mastery that Audemars Piguet has managed to place into this exquisite timepiece.
How Dos The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Night Blue Fair From a Design Standpoint?
One of the most immediately recognizable things about the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Night Blue is the fact that the shade of blue that this watch is available in hearkens back to the original Royal Oak models. However, it has never been used on any of the perpetual calendar models before, which is one of the reasons this watch has garnered so much interest.
The dial is available in both 18-karat rose gold and stainless steel iterations, which very much fits in with the overall aesthetic of the Royal Oak product line. Since their introduction in 1972, these watches have been exploring the interplay between tool watch and luxury, durability, and luxury, in a way that has often been imitated but never quite duplicated.
Another notable aspect of the dial is the actual color pattern that is used on the face of the watch. It uses the Night Blue Cloud 50 hue, which was used on the very first Royal Oak models that were produced. The Grand Tapisserie pattern, which has long been considered a hallmark of the Royal Oak product line, is also prominently featured on the dial as well.
In terms of its pricing, there is a noticeable difference between the two models. The stainless steel version of the watch retails for around $89,735, while the rose gold model retails for around $131,635.
What Are Our Final Thoughts on the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Night Blue?
In many ways, it seems as if the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Night Blue is worthy of all of the enthusiasm that has been directed towards it thus far. It is a very beautiful timepiece, and certainly one that both looks and feels like a Royal Oak perpetual.
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