Audemars Piguet skilled decoration with the best in the calibre 2936 movement


audemars-piguet-red-stainless-steel-men-watches-au3274-26 audemars-piguet-red-stainless-steel-men-watches-au3274-26_1 audemars-piguet-red-stainless-steel-men-watches-au3274-26_2 audemars-piguet-red-stainless-steel-men-watches-au3274-26_3Replica Audemars Piguet watches prefers the term “openworked” to “skeletonization” however each means the same thing. There are a lot of openworked watches launched from Audemars Piguet this year in 2016, and that is good because the classical Swiss brand is great at it. Of course, this isn’t the first skeletonized Royal Oak watch to be launched – not even close. To see an totally diverse style of Audemars Piguet Royal Oak skeletonized watch, see this 2012 Extra Thin Openworked model here.
As a matter of fact, there is however one steel-cased standard Royal Oak for 2016 – and it isn’t budget-priced either. This unusual design was no doubt more hard to make in terms of gem setting and bracelet mechanics, and as such, the brand claims to have upped the ante on the man-hours by 100 hours. Probably the most accessibly-priced (relatively speaking) Royal Oak watches for 2016 are the new Royal Oak Offshore Diver Chronograph, however I digress. Let’s now talk about this very lovely new reference 26347PT.OO.D315CR.01 Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Chronograph Openworked watch. In severalways, this piece seems much less forced as a watch novelty and actually more of a functional accessory.
What is probably new, however, is producing the Royal Oak Tourbillon Chronograph with a stunning skeletonized (openworked) dial and movement. Underneath, you see Audemars Piguet skilled decoration at its best in the calibre 2936 movement which is artistically cut up for your viewing pleasure. There is absolutely no shortage of new openworked watches from Audemars Piguet this year, however this particular model is a bit diverse for maintaining thus much of the classical dial thus as to preserve as much legibility as possible.
Evolved from last year’s very well received 2015 Punk – a boxier and more geometric design of bracelet cuff watch, the first thing you notice about the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak is the bold architectural edges. The beauty of openworking is how severalapproaches there are to the concept. Look at a range of diverse skeletonized Audemars Piguet watches, and you’ll see how the designers there continue to experiment and play with diverse aesthetic approaches to the idea of artistically cutting away at “unnecessary” parts of the movement metal. The piece has a life of its own, giving off a feeling of motion to the observer, drawing them in for the kill. The movement is a rather thick 7.6mm, which is probably why Audemars Piguet designed this Royal Oak case to be 44mm, rather than, say, 41mm wide. I happen to really like this look, even though I equally appreciate other skeletonization techniques as well. It is possible that this is because the case needed to be thicker and the proportions of the Royal Oak (very important to the design) would have been off if it looked too thick compared to its width.
Struck in 18K white gold and at a streamlined 1.8mm thick, I can imagine the Royal Oak Tourbillon for severalwomen is the black-tie statement piece they were looking for that actually kills two birds with one stone rather than forcibly and often awkwardly integrating both watch and bracelet into one “formal-wear” piece. If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, this one is sure to make the cut.