Audemars Piguet Replica Watches press release is not very clear about this, because they call this new Royal Oak RD#2 calendar ultra-thin “the thinnest self-winding perpetual calendar on the market today.” They also said the sports record was 2.89 mm thick. . These two messages tell me that although the movement record is very thin, there may be another self-winding perpetual calendar watch, all of which are made of a royal oak case with a thickness of more than 6.30 mm.
More interesting than the “breaking record” is the way Audemars Piguet Replica implements it. It turns out that the design process of RD#2 started from the outside: Audemars Piguet skunkworks Api&P’s Giulio Papi first described the layout of the dial, only after that, began to design the movement layout. This is not the usual way, especially when it comes to the complexity of the perpetual calendar… but I think that if you have a wealth of experience and a list of achievements like Julio Papi, you start looking for new challenges.
Is Audemars Piguet Royal Oak RD#2 Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin a superb workout in the complex function of the perpetual calendar? You bet it is. It is novel in several ways, no matter how it works, and how it is designed – external rather than internal. However, I don’t think it solves some of the criticisms that are usually associated with permanent calendars (not to mention the simple dates they ask for and even the premium of the annual calendar). It looks very complicated from the front and looks very thin from the side, but it also has a little retro look of the early 2000s when the watch starts to get bigger but the movement doesn’t. The center’s squashed instructions and (I think) the expansion ratio of the 41mm Royal Oak made me think of the 39mm situation – I asked and was told that this 32mm wide movement is suitable – this RD#2 will be a more Elegant execution.