Hands-On Audemars Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon 26530PT

Royal Oak is, without a doubt, one of the most well-known watches in the industry and the most well-known watchmaker in the world, Audemars Piguet. And rightly so, as it was established in 1972, it defined a new type known as a high-end sports watch. Since then, for almost 50 years, the nation has taken the idea to a number of forms, and almost all of the existing challenges, including tourbillon directors. Last year, Audemars Piguet presented updates for Tourbillon RO, and a new series of Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon 41mm here. Soon, and discreetly, the brand launched a new design on this watch, featuring a platinum bag and singing potential. the hottest color right now, in very bright light. We had the opportunity to put our hands on one of the needs and requirements of the Platinum 26530PT.

The very idea of ​​having a tourbillon revolving around Royal Oak singing is not new. However, it did not come at the time of the formation of the race, but it took 25 years for the brand to start the idea. The Audemars Piguet decided to make the tourbillon within the RO case a unique one and the first time that a magnetic field control device was used in the RO was like the 25th anniversary of the model, in 1997, and 25831. The smallest watch made the smallest. And, until recently, this watch remained the only RO Tourbillon with autonomous travel. The second installment in this series came at another important moment in the life of Royal Oak, commemorating its 40th anniversary in 2012, with the launch of the Royal Oak Tourbillon Extra-Thin, a hand-painted watch with all the features of the band. (including slim story). And until last year, this was the only option for those looking for a RO tourbillon RO watch.

Things changed in late 2020, when Audemars Piguet unveiled the Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon 41mm, a state-of-the-art imagery on the collection and its challenges, a mix of high-quality instruments, new music and especially, a move from the latest generation introduced in Code 11.59. contribution. A little stronger and more modern, this watch was first displayed in a smoky blue smoker, rose gold and gray (both with “Evolutive Tapisserie”) and stunning. a titanium copy with a clear and clear texture with sand.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon 41mm Platinum Light Blue Dial 26530PT.OO.1220PT.01

By 2021, the collection is expanding and intelligently launching the most advanced, essential platinum version of this watch, the well-known 26530PT and its amazing sound. Thus, technically speaking and related to the above, nothing much has changed compared to metal, gold or titanium. It is here all of the colors and materials. As a result, we also find a 41mm parallel – similar to the Royal Oak Tourbillon Extra-thin wristband and the modern inches of the Royal Oak, with the exception of the old Jumbo model. However, because the new version of the Flying Tourbillon has its own steering wheel, its diameter has increased slightly to 10.7mm – which is entirely justified considering the self-propelled steering wheel. The case also retains the overall shape of some Royal Oak watches, with its signature 8-sided bezel with hexagonal straps, a combination of polished wipes and a water resistance of 50m.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon 41mm Platinum Light Blue Dial 26530PT.OO.1220PT.01

Obviously, made entirely of platinum – which also includes an integrated and interlocking bracelet – Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Platinum has a hand-held presence. There is no argument, it is heavy due to the amount of metal but its weight is well distributed by hand and if it is not as good as the titanium version, this 26530PT is not as dangerous as one might think. The garment is a bracelet, with polished text and polished text, also has a light and contrasting color of iron or titanium and feels cool, as well as precious.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon 41mm Platinum Light Blue Dial 26530PT.OO.1220PT.01

The main reason for looking closely at this watch is, no doubt, its sound. First, and if its shape looks good, it uses the “Evolutive Tapisserie” shape, the modern shape of the well-known tapisserie that was introduced in 1972. Visually, its shape appears from the center of the tourbillon, forming a visual. point that brings the eye to the control organ at 6 p.m. Powerful, advanced, and still widely used, the engine-modified interface adds a modern twist. More often than not, this platinum Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon comes with a bright blue melody that is not only very similar to the color of the case but also has a special meaning… minutes!

One thing to note is the existence of the 12-hour Audemars Piguet logo, derived from a complex 3D printing method called galvanic size. Killed in 24k gold, each letter is connected by a thin line almost invisible to the naked eye. The signature is based on singing by hand with small legs. This method was first used in Code 11.59 and now finds a way to connect Royal Oak.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon 41mm Platinum Light Blue Dial 26530PT.OO.1220PT.01

Enhancing this watch is a modern internal engine, Caliber 2950. It first appeared in 2019, in Code 11.59 Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon. Large, well-built and well-known, it was also one of the first of its kind to fly – just launched in 2018, this Royal Oak Concept watch. As you can see, in contrast to the tourbillon’s top guide which is maintained by the bridge on both sides, the flying tourbillon is moved from the bottom of its movement and the side part seems to float due to the lack of a bridge, leaving the bridge. the inevitable form of its rotation. Other than that, this Caliber 2950 has modern answers. It is a casual walk that has a central rotation and offers a comfortable 65h. The ornaments are very pleasing, with Geneva stripes, curved bridges and rotor that are open and finished with a few internal angles, as well as a clever release of the well-known octagon.

Availability & Price

The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Platinum and Light Blue dial (ref. 26530PT.OO.1220PT.01) are released as part of the standard collection, but are not widely available… not a watch that you can easily find locally. seller. The price was not disclosed by the brand but expected to exceed CHF 200,000 (excluding taxes). For more information, please visit audemarspiguet.com.


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