Introducing: The Audemars Piguet Perpetual Calendar 26574 In Yellow Gold (Exclusive Live Pics & Details)
The appearance of a new interminable schedule Royal Oak from Audemars Piguet is something watch authorities don’t trifle with. It was AP, all things considered, who was the absolute first production to create an interminable wristwatch with jump year marker right, thinking back to the 1950s. It was likewise Audemars Piguet, close by just Patek Philippe, who would create never-ending schedule wristwatches of any kind for pretty much a half-century. The QP has always assumed a significant part in AP’s history, and keeping in mind that we showed you the new, refreshed 41 mm perpetuals a few weeks back, we are now here to show you the fifth model in the setup – cased in yellow gold.
All five AP Perpetual Calendar Royal Oaks.
This new model – reference 26574BA – stays 41 mm in measurement, and joins the just declared steel and rose-gold examples, both offered with a blue or silver dial. The new yellow-gold example also includes a blue tapisserie dial that we have all come to expect on a Royal Oak.
The new 41 mm Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar, now accessible in yellow gold.
Inside the QP is to be sure the amazing AP 2120 type, however now the never-ending module has been up-sized to accommodate a completely adjusted dial show. Further, the new RO perpetuals interestingly highlight a 52-week marker around the border of the dial, something just seen on fantastic complications before this announcement.
Caliber 5134 has been overhauled and upsized, yet just 4.31 mm thick.
Still, what makes the Royal Oak so extraordinary is the degree of detail paid to the finishing of the case, and arm band. The brushed fronts, the inclined and polished sides, the way that light skips off each sharp point is totally fantastic, and part of the motivation behind why the Royal Oak brand remains so solid after so long. The case finishing on this new yellow-gold never-ending is, quite basically, hopefully acceptable and a perfect representation of conventional Swiss watchmaking in the advanced era.
The Royal Oak case highlights world-class finishing, including polishing and brushing.
While the perfectionists (myself included) love the 39 mm width of the first Royal Oak (still accessible in the 15202 Jumbo), the 41 mm measurement on account of this new up-sized never-ending bodes well, and feels right on the wrist. The Royal Oak unending has grown with the occasions, thus should its measurement, I suppose.
The New Perpetual Calendar measured at 41 mm, up from 39 mm.
And while the 39 mm interminable was perhaps easier and more unpretentious, the moves up to the watch regarding quality on the dial side more than compensate for the two extra millimeters in width. For example, take a gander at this photorealistic, sapphire bound, laser etched moon-phase show, cut out of the curiously large tapisserie dial. Just fantastic.
The tapisserie dial includes an enormous cut-out at 6 o’clock for the photorealistic moonphase.
What’s more about this specific watch comparative with its rose-gold companions is that, well, it exists! Yellow gold has for quite some time been pushed to the side as current tastes have gone to the warmth and polish of rose gold. It is just now in 2015 that we start to see watchmakers beginning to support the brilliant bling of yellow gold – something that I myself entirely appreciate. A rose-gold watch is no uncertainty excellent, and unfathomably chic, however there is something so unadulterated about yellow gold. It is, all things considered, the customary metal of pretty much all early wrist and pocket watches. The metal housed so many of the best watches at any point created, and what’s more, yellow gold can, whenever worn the right way, look totally excellent. This is one of those occasions, certainly.
Pink – Yellow – Pink.
Of course, the 41 mm ceaseless in yellow gold is technically indistinguishable from those in steel and rose gold, and since we haven’t shown you those yet in the metal, here you go.
There is no uncertainty that reference 26574 in steel, rose, and yellow gold will become stalwarts of the AP brand, much the same as its archetypes were. The never-ending is perhaps not any more essential to any brand that it is to Audemars Piguet, and the Royal Oak is one of the genuine legends of contemporary horology. The updated development, dial, and shows are common movements for this famous family, and we can hardly wait to perceive how they age with time. The watch stays thin and rich on the wrist (9.5 mm thick), which has for quite some time been important for the incredible allure of the 2120-based Royal Oaks.
A quick note about estimating and accessibility: since this is technically a pre-SIHH piece, the yellow-gold example doesn’t have a cost at this point. In steel it is $60,900, and in rose gold it is $95,700, they are right now in Audemars Piguet boutiques around the world.
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