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SIHH 2017: Introducing the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar in Black Ceramic, Case and Bracelet Replica Wholesale

Here is your first look in the Audemars Piguet Watch Company Replica Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph 25th Anniversary and the Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph.The first watch is a re-edition of this very earliest Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph from 1993. 26237ST remains very much faithful to the first. The principal differences that we may see between this 2018 model and the original are extremely subtle, namely from the moments monitor and ‘Swiss Made’ print onto the periphery of this dial.Inside that the re-edition Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph beats the Caliber 3126/3840 the same movement used in other contemporary Royal Oak Offshore chronograph watches. Besides the time, needless to say, this movement features chronograph and date complications, a 22k gold strand, beats at 3Hz, and has a power reserve of 50 hours.

While ceramic has been a favourite material at Audemars Piguet for the Royal Oak, it has not been used for a watch bracelet, until now. Just announced at SIHH 2017, the Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar is ceramic from end to end, with the case, bezel and every link of the bracelet in black ceramic.

The case is 41mm in diameter, just like the standard model, but the finishing of the case and bracelet takes significantly more time than for the steel or gold equivalent. While a steel model takes some six hours to machine, polish and put together, the ceramic version takes 30 hours.

To match the ceramic case, the dial is a dark grey with black sub-dials, decorated with the chequerboard grande tapisserie guilloche that’s synonymous with the Royal Oak.

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Historically an important complication for Audemars Piguet, the ceramic perpetual calendar is powered by the calibre 5134, a movement based on the extra-thin calibre 2120/2121 found in the original Royal Oak of 1972.

In fact, the calibre 5134 is evolved from the calibre 2120/2802, the movement used for the 39mm Royal Oak perpetual calendar that was in production for some 30 years. The key difference in the new calibre being the addition of a 52 week indicator.

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Price and availability 

The Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar in black ceramic (ref. 26579CE.OO.1225CE.01) is priced at SFr85,000. It should be available in the second half of 2017.