The beloved Royal Oak is now available in the hottest colour of the season
As if owning a watchmaking icon wasn’t enviable enough, Audemars Piguet's beloved Royal Oak is now available with crowd-pleasing green dials.
Just like it did in 2020, it seems green dials will continue to grace the faces of this year’s watches with the same serene elegance and versatility that made it such a popular choice in recent times.
With a trend this obvious, brands don’t have to test the waters with just one or two special editions anymore. This month, Audemars Piguet has dropped five new green options for its Royal Oak collection. The models go from straightforward sporty to outright bling, but all are anchored by beautiful faces that will surely trigger envy.
ROYAL OAK SELFWINDING CHRONOGRAPH
The combination of yellow gold and green is one that shrieks wealth. Add to that a beefy 41mm diameter and a chronograph movement and we have here a Royal Oak that is gloriously brazen for all the fun reasons.
The dial is decorated with the “Grande Tapisserie” pattern, with snailed chronograph counters – 12-hour and 30-minute counters at 9 and 3 o’clock respectively, and small seconds at 6 o’clock. A date window – helpfully coloured to match the rest of the dial – sits discreetly between 4 and 5 o’clock.
The case back is solid, so you won’t be able to admire the Calibre 2385, but just know that it has a column wheel, runs at 3Hz, is water resistant to 50m, and offers a power reserve of 40 hours.
This is a limited edition of 125 pieces, and each comes with two additional straps – one in green calfskin and the other in green rubber.
ROYAL OAK SELFWINDING FLYING TOURBILLON
The Code 11.59 collection had all the fun last year with Audemars Piguet’s new flying tourbillon movement, but now it’s finally the Royal Oak’s turn. There are three versions of this green-faced Flying Tourbillon, but all share the “Evolutive Tapisserie” dial pattern that radiates from the tourbillon at 6 o’clock, 41mm-wide case, automatic Calibre 2950, and limited numbers.
Starting with the most accessible one, we have the titanium reference with white gold indices, and 50 pieces have been produced. The second titanium model, limited to 15 pieces, features a white gold bezel set with 32 baguette-cut emeralds for a glamorous flourish with just the right amount of unusual.
Finally, there is the 10-piece limited 18K pink gold version with pink gold indices. All of them have integrated bracelets of matching metals.
ROYAL OAK "JUMBO" EXTRA-THIN
As the truest successor to the original 1972 Royal Oak, the Royal Oak “Jumbo” Extra-Thin is currently one of the most sought-after watches of this generation. It’s comfortable, wondrously slim, and goes with everything – even without its signature dark blue dial.
With a full platinum case and bracelet and smoked sunburst dial, this is a Jumbo that’s ready for champagne and caviar. The hands and indices are crafted in white gold, and the Calibre 2121 (viewable from the back with its solid gold rotor) gives the watch a date at 3 o’clock.
The detail-oriented will appreciate how the date window is dark to match the fade of the dial. It measures 39mm wide and 8.1mm thick, and comes with a power reserve of 40 hours. While this isn’t a limited edition, it will only be available at AP Houses (not boutiques), such as those in Hong Kong and London.