The new Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Jumbo – SIHH 2012
This year is Audemars Piguet commends the 40th commemoration of the Royal Oak. The watch Gerald Genta plan and that was dispatched in 1972, turned into a genuine work of art and a symbol in the horological history.
For this festival they discharge numerous new Royal Oak models and among them another Royal Oak Jumbo, another Royal Oak Automatic and a Royal Chronograph. My own inclination is the new Royal Oak Jumbo and my first response is… I WANT ONE!
The new Royal Oak Jumbo has brought back a few components of the first Jumbo from 1972 , like the AP logo that is currently (once more) situated over the 6 o’clock position. Like on the old form, the new Jumbo has no white line around the date window. This is something I’m satisfied with and I’m sure numerous aficionados will cherish it as well. The hobnail dial is presently better, with more modest hobnails (or tapisserie), anyway not as fine/little as on the vintage version.
The dial currently has a dark/blue/dim tone and what it looks like relies upon the light and point you take a gander at it. According to Audemars Piguet, the tone is essentially like how the first one used to be the point at which it was dispatched. I really thought the first was dark and vintage models from the mid seventies have changed tone throughout the long term. So perhaps AP needed to get as close as conceivable to the shade of the vintage dials? Not certain, we’ll get back on this and let you know.
The twofold record markers at 12 o’clock are back, which looks incredible, and the left out the little arabic numerals over the hour markers. New is the dark datewheel with white date textual style, which is as I would see it an incredible improvement.
The arm band is marginally thicker and has a more strong feel than on the vintage Jumbo reference 5402 . Perfectionist may locate that a bummer, however by and by I’m happy the wristband has somewhat more strong inclination to it, since I generally found the old form very delicate. Not that it is fragile… it feels fragile.
The presently presented a twofold collapsing catch with twofold press catch to open the fasten and that is additionally an incredible improvement as I would like to think. A lot simpler to open en close and in reality more contemporary.
The development utilized in the vintage Jumbo, was the ravishing type 2121, which depended on the Jaeger-LeCoultre type 920. In the past Jumbo, Audemars Piguet changed the type to their own type as presented in 1969. This development was additionally utilized in the past Jumbo and now in this most recent rendition of the Royal Oak Jumbo. It would seem that lone the rotor has been changed.
What has changed in comparison to the vintage Royal Oak ref. 5402 ST?
- black date wheel with white numerals
- thicker bracelet
- double collapsing catch with twofold push buttons
- maybe the shade of the dial
And what has changed compared to the past Royal Oak ref. 15202 ST?
- not the reference, since that stayed 15202 ST
- also not the measurement, which is as yet 39 mm
- finer hobnail dial
- no white line around date window
- black datewheel with white date numerals
- thicker arm band with double collapsing fasten with twofold push buttons
- double stick marker at 12 o’clock
- AP logo over the 6 o’clock position
- no roman numerals (to demonstrate the minutes) around the dial
No last word on the cost at this point, yet the past Royal Oak Jumbo was accessible for € 17,900 Euro including tank/charge. At the point when we find out about the cost we’ll let you know. Somehow, I’m positive the interest will be huge!
EDIT: The cost is € 19,800 Euro (counting VAT/tax).
Later more about other forms of the Royal Oak collection!