The 2019 iteration features a sleek 41 mm x 9.9 mm black ceramic case accented by intricate satin-brushing all over. Highlighting the clean design of the watch are polished beveled edges on the case, bezel, case back and bracelet.
Underneath the sapphire crystal dial found on the watch is Audemars Piguet’s in-house movement caliber 5135, a skeletonized take on the caliber 5134. The movement features a skeletonized rose gold oscillating weight that beats at a frequency of 2.75Hz, with a total of 374 components, 38 jewels and a 40-hour power reserve. The hours, minutes, seconds, and a perpetual calendar is marked by baton-shaped hands done in rose gold to match the indices and subdial surroundings.
Priced at $130,000 USD, the 2019 Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Openworked Black Ceramic is set to release at select Audemars Piguet dealer before the end of the year.
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