The white or pink gold bracelet versions are fitted with bracelets that, such as the frosted finish, possess a hand-crafted element that gives the watch a jewellery aesthetic. Audemars Piguet calls it the Polish bracelet because it is given a high gloss to make it more supple on the wrist. From the Polish bracelet, the gold threads are braided in a right-over-left pattern instead of in the same direction. The end result is a bracelet which is more elastic and therefore hugs the wrist just like another skin. This is made more possible by the capacity to closely size the bracelet by removing or adding links in 5mm sections. The sub-dials on the bracelet versions are mother-of-pearl. The cases on all three new Millenary watches are scaled to 39.5mm, making them more wearable than the 45mm bits in prior versions, and far more wearable than the 47mm Millenary 4101, a model more intended for a person’s wrist. The brand new, scaled-down models make the Millenary more only a women’ collection, which is a good move for Audemars Piguet. All three new versions include the manually-wound Caliber 5201, which is reversed to display some of its elements on the dial side. Pricing for the newest Millenary models will be accessible mid-January. Regardless of whether or not you’re into all things that glitter, it can’t be denied that 2017’s SIHH tendencies were punctuated by heaps of those 79th element in white, yellow, and frosty hues. And no one had more to show in this camp than Audemars Piguet, whose Extra-Thin Jumbo Royal Oak (mention 15202) in gold didn’t quite steal the spotlight from the showstopping Perpetual Calendar in ceramic, but it surely came awfully close — especially for those who’ve been following the previous 40 or so years of this Royal Oak.
Last year Audemars Piguet Female Watch Price Replica unveiled a slew of Royal Oak watches in yellow gold, with a notable omission, the Royal Oak Extra-Thin “Jumbo”. As the Royal Oak marks the 40th anniversary of the first yellow gold model of 1977, that has now been rectified with a pair that will make their debut at SIHH 2017.
The new Royal Oak Extra-Thin watches in 18k yellow gold join the 50-piece limited edition made for Singapore retailer The Hour Glass last year, with both the case and bracelet in yellow gold.
While the version for The Hour Glass had a green dial, the two new additions to the collection are in dark blue and yellow gold respectively. Both dials are finished in the traditional style of the Royal Oak, decorated with Petite Tapisserie guilloche and featuring yellow gold applied markers and hands.
The case diameter is 39mm, the exact same diameter as the 1977 original “Jumbo”, though the sapphire display back means the modern iteration is slightly thicker than the solid back original.
But the movement inside remains the 2121, the slim, self-winding calibre originally developed by Jaeger-LeCoultre but now made by Audemars Piguet.
Price and availability
The Royal Oak Extra-Thin in yellow gold with a blue dial is the ref. 15202BA.OO.1240BA.01, while the same with a matching yellow gold dial is the ref. 15202BA.OO.1240BA.02. Both are priced at US$55,400.