Ardent fans of Audemars Piguet would be thoroughly familiar with the Royal Oak line, noted for being the emblem of the Audemars Piguet Manufacture, which also brought about the remarkable range of sport watches in 1972. This range of timepieces is gradually popularised by the brand’s dedicated patrons, thanks to its ingenious design created by Swiss watch designer Gerald Gentaby.
Today, the brand reintroduces its original Royal Oak by featuring a new “grande tapisserie” guilloche dial with 10 elegant hour-markers and a refined date aperture. The Royal Oak Extra Thin runs on its predecessor’s calibre, the 2121 – a limited series, extra-flat 12.5 lines calibre that measures 3.05mm in height and 28mm in diameter. Although the brand retains its hallmark case with eight visible white-gold screws that help hold together the bezel, the back and the middle, it also presents the new model in 18-carat yellow gold besides the previous steel version.