Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept GMT Tourbillon White Ceramic
When the original timepiece was unveiled back in 2002 the brand paid tribute to the 30th anniversary, now for the first time the presentation of the newest, sleek and beautiful Audemars Piquet Royal Oak Concept GMT Tourbillon in White Ceramic at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie 2014. A timepiece that has been designed and detailed for avant-garde collectors, and connoisseurs, this brand piece is powerful, a brilliant technical design and aesthetically exquisite. A sculpted titanium case coupled with the luxurious bezel surround the architectural genius tourbillon carriage and second time zone display in case movement. The intricate machined upper bridge is also crafted from the bezel material, making it a striking timepiece, and in typical brand leading edge style, incorporating the movement with this same material. The ultra-hard Alacrite 602 case has been designed with a more rounded shape, created to highlight the signature octagonal bezel and eight hexagonal screws. White ceramic is designed to be about nine times harder than steel, and the Audemars Piquet Royal Oak Concept GMT Tourbillon crafted from this material was a lengthy and complex process, but one that the brand believed to be worth it for their resulting timepiece. The material is mostly scratch proof, and requires special tools and treatment to be such a beautiful smooth and lovely case. The brand has continued to push the envelope on design and materials science, a quest they launched more than 40 years ago when they lead the way with steel being used in luxury timepieces for the first time. They have never been shy in experimenting with new ideas, like this ultra-strong design yet comfortable and lightweight. The design is also a combination of modern and classic, a sports watch that is amazing and wearable for daytime or nighttime. The Audemars Piquet Royal Oak is finished with a high-grade rubber strap, is still water resistant to 100 meters, and the new Calibre 2930 is the heart that completes the fantastic watch that beats with the precision and quality the brand is recognized for around the globe. There are collections that work for men and women that utilize the ceramic creations, and you know that the brand will not rest in their quest for excellence and exceptional designs, so keep an eye out, there is always more to come.