The launch of the new Code 11.59 and the consequent deluge of conflicting reactions that ensued, did not overshadow the other innovations of the brand during the SIHH 2019 e, Audemars Piguet in addition to the version of the Royal Oak Jumbo in white gold that you could see yesterday on our web page, also unveiled a new 38mm Royal Oak chronograph. Designed by Gérald Genta in the 1972, the Royal Oak paved the way for the rise of the luxury sports watch genre. Basically the same watch as the existing 41mm Royal Oak Chronograph but 3mm smaller and still powered by the same automatic chronograph movement.
Three millimeters is very important in the world of watchmaking and makes a big difference in how a watch is worn on the wrist. Precisely for this reason, this new timepiece is dedicated both to men with smaller wrist sizes, and to women who want to wear a sporty and iconic watch.
Presented in four different versions, 2 in rose gold (decorated with the iconic "Grande Tapisserie" dial and with silver or pink colored sub-dials) and 2 in steel, a model with blue counters and silvered dial, a model with a silver colored dial. ruthenium and rhodium-plated counters with gray-on-gray effect.
Il 2385 caliber, as already mentioned above, it is the same as the 41 mm version, the caseback is sealed but inside the rotor is made of 18K gold. The movement works at 3Hz (21.600 / vph) and has a power reserve of 42 hours. .
Available only in the boutiques of the brand, these new timepieces will be available at 24.600 EURO for the steel models (reference 26315ST.OO.1256ST.01 stainless steel with blue counters and 26315ST.OO.1256ST.02 stainless steel with rhodium-plated counters) and EURO 54.400 for the pink gold versions (reference 26315OR.OO.1256OR.01 in pink gold with gold counters and 26315OR.OO.1256OR.02 in opink and silver tone-on-tone counters).