Let’s take another quick look at this month’s Audemars Piguet releases.
One of the novelties presented was the new Royal Oak Selfwinding Chronograph, it is the first Royal Oak to receive the manufactured self-winding Caliber 4401 that was first introduced in 2019 in the Code 11.59, this new movement features a column wheel and the flyback function that enables to restart the chronograph without stopping or resetting it first.
This new 41 mm model in 18k pink gold comes in four variants, two with an integrated 18k pink gold bracelet and two with a combined colour bracelet in alligator. The dial features the traditional “Grande Tapisserie” pattern in blue or brown, pink gold counters, pink gold applied hour markers and hands with luminescence coating. Regarding the counters of the chronograph function, there was an update, in which the minute-counter changed positions with hour-counter to allow a faster reading, the date window also underwent a slight adjustment maintaining the position of 4 ½ but being now closest to the inner bezel.
For the first time, the Royal Oak Selwinding Chronograph comes with a sapphire case back, through which we can see the 22k pink gold oscillating weight and refined finishing. The thickness of the box has been reduced due to the incorporation of the new movement and is now 12.4 mm high.
The price is not yet available, but due to the fact that it is in gold, we can expect something proportional, in relation to future variants we believe that the appearance of steel variants at much more attractive prices is expected.
Brand: Audemars Piguet
Model: Royal Oak Selfwinding Chronograph
Reference: 26239OR.OO.1220OR.01 (blue on bracelet), 26239OR.OO.D315CR.01 (blue on strap), 26239OR.OO.1220OR.02 (brown on bracelet), 26239OR.OO.D821CR.01 (brown on strap)
Dial: Blue, brown with “Grande Tapisserie” pattern
Case Material: 18k Pink Gold
Case Dimensions: 41 mm Diameter, 12.4 thickness
Crystal: Sapphire Glass
Case Back: Sapphire Glass
Water Resistance: 50 Meters
Strap: 18k pink gold bracelet, alligator strap
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, date, chronograph
Frequency: 4 Hz (28,800 Vph)
Power Reserve: 70 Hours
Price: Not available
Availability: Not available