In my opinion, the 12-year-old Audemars Piguet Royal Oak concept GMT tourbillon design is still one of the brand’s coolest high-end sports watches to date. It combines the appeal of high-end timepieces, modern design and sport watches in a unique way that is hard to beat. For everyone, it’s not a super-luxury watch, but it has a sophisticated urban feel that brings it from the private watch nerd to the real world. This special edition of the Royal Oak Concept GMT tourbillon is a new product from 2014, and we first made our debut here.
Although we have already discussed the ins and outs of this watch, I think this modern luxury watch has a practical look. When Cheap Audemars Piguet Replica Watches first released it, it was the 30th anniversary of the 2002 Royal Oak watch. The idea is to present a classic evolution. The 2002 version is very different from the 2014 version. In fact, it was the 2011 Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept CS1 Tourbillon GMT watch that was unveiled for the first time.
Since the 2011 model, the design has included a new design for the classic. The iconic bezel retains almost the perfect shape, but the case seems to be carved from a samurai sword and is more modern. In the advanced titanium alloy, you can easily see how interesting the shape of this watch is. Ceramics are the first to use, which really simplifies the very wild theme that Audemars Piguet Replica Watches started with in the first two Royal Oak Concept watches. It even lost some indicators in the process, such as the power reserve indicator.
In 2014, Audemars Piguet Replica decided to introduce the new limited-edition Royal Oak Concept GMT tourbillon watch in white and titanium. There are also two other white watches, including a white ceramic Royal Oak Offshore Diver and a new white version of the 44mm Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph. With the three new white watches of 2014, you can call it the trend of AP. Given their efforts in markets such as Miami and the rest of the world, white watches work well, which is not surprising for me. As a person who happens to like a white watch, I especially like this result.
The Royal Oak concept is 44 mm wide and high (only 16 mm thick) and is a big case. One complaint about white ceramics is that it looks like plastic. I really don’t think this is the case. In most cases, finely cut titanium is used, while the “hourglass” elements on the bezel, crown, putter and dial use white ceramic. Its structure is very refined, clear, and looks like plastic, but a harder, harder material – it is. As you can see, the very long lug structure makes the watch look great on most small and medium wrists. It’s very comfortable, but if you prefer that your watch doesn’t look off your wrist, it’s best to test it first.
The premium rubber strap is textured and perfectly matched with white and dark grey titanium motifs. In fact, titanium is the real reason for the Royal Oak concept as a men’s watch. There is almost no femininity about it. After all this time, the movements (front and rear) look very attractive and visually appealing. Its layout and symmetrical design of the bridge continue to encourage praise, even if it is the design we have seen before.
The movement is known as the 2930 calibre and is built in-house by Fake Audemars Piguet Watches. Like the name of the watch, the movement contains a tourbillon and a second time zone, even though it is not a true GMT watch – the latter point may be a huge source of confusion, so I will explain. GMT watches can indicate time in a 24-hour format (usually through the second time zone). On this watch, two discs are used in the second time zone, and the window at 3 o’clock shows the time in 12-hour format. Why does it have two discs? Both are in 12-hour format, one is black (PM time) and the other is white (AM time). So you do get a second time zone with AM or PM time, or you can sync it with local time to use as an AM / PM indicator – but this is not a GMT watch with 24 hours.
At the time of this writing, there is a conflict between the information on the 2930 movement on the Swiss Audemars Piguet Watches website. Even the concept of the previous version did not have a 24-hour time indication, so I was confused about this, which is a bit beyond the use of the word “GMT”. This may be just a disconnect between the company’s marketing and product teams – this often happens. It is undeniable that trying to properly classify high-end watch functions can be tricky. The best description of the watch can be found in the user manual.
In addition to the hours and minutes, the dial also has a crown function selector. This is an interesting little feature that tells you whether to set the crown to a winding motion, set the time or be in a neutral position. The hand-wound movement has a long power reserve of 237 hours, close to 10 days, and operates at 3 Hz. Unfortunately, Audemars Piguet canceled the power reserve indicator, which really has a place on the previous two generations of Royal Oak Concept watches, but this new model is more sexy. Design always has sacrifices.
Although the Royal Oak Concept GMT Tourbillon is a high-end watch movement, it is still 100 meters waterproof and can be worn regularly. For me, this is a very high definition of sports watches. The latest generation of these watches is beautiful, and their rarity makes them mysterious. This reference in white. 26580IO.OO.D010CA.01 is not part of the limited edition, but like these products, it is difficult to encounter. Checking it is a treat. The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak concept car’s white ceramic and titanium GMT tourbillon is priced at $213,300.