Embracing Innovation: Royal Oak Concept Split Second Chronograph GMT Large Date

Jul 18, 23
Embracing Innovation: Royal Oak Concept Split Second Chronograph GMT Large Date

Imagine a timepiece that not only tells time but also tells a story. A story of innovation, craftsmanship, and unbridled passion for horology. That's exactly what the "Royal Oak Concept Split Second Chronograph GMT Large Date" watch embodies. This marvel of engineering from Audemars Piguet's Royal Oak Concept collection is the epitome of futuristic looks, ergonomics, high technology, and performance, all rolled into one stunning timepiece.

An Ode to Futuristic Horology

The Royal Oak Concept collection has always been at the forefront of exploring new technical horizons. And this new titanium model continues that legacy. It's not just a watch; it's a testament to Audemars Piguet's relentless pursuit of innovation and excellence in watchmaking.

Here's what makes this watch a masterpiece:

The Case: Robustness Meets Elegance

  • Material: The case and bezel are made of titanium, adding an element of robustness without compromising on elegance. The watch also features a glareproofed sapphire crystal and caseback, along with black ceramic pushpieces and screw-locked crown.
  • Size: At 43mm, the case size strikes the perfect balance between boldness and subtlety.
  • Thickness: With a thickness of 17.4 mm, the watch makes a solid statement on the wrist.
  • Water Resistance: The watch boasts a water resistance of up to 50 meters, making it suitable for short periods of recreational swimming.

The Dial: Openworked Wonder

The openworked dial, with its black inner bezel, is nothing short of a visual delight. The white gold hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating ensure visibility even in low-light conditions, adding to the watch's functionality.

The Bracelet: Comfort and Style in Harmony

The black and grey rubber strap with a titanium AP folding clasp is designed for comfort and style. What's more, the watch comes with an interchangeable strap system and an additional black rubber strap, offering the wearer the freedom to personalize the look according to their preference.

Powering the Masterpiece: The Caliber 4407

At the heart of the Royal Oak Concept Split Second Chronograph GMT Large Date watch lies the powerful and precise Caliber 4407. This self-winding mechanism is a marvel of engineering that offers several impressive features:

  • Functions: The Caliber 4407 powers a variety of functions, including a split-second chronograph, GMT 24h, function selection, and hours and minutes. These features not only enhance the functionality of the watch but also add to its aesthetic appeal.
  • Power Reserve: With a power reserve of 72 hours, the watch assures longevity and reliability, so you never have to worry about it running out of energy.
  • Frequency: Operating at a frequency of 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations per hour), the mechanism ensures high precision and accuracy.

Despite housing 638 parts within a diameter of just 32mm, the mechanism maintains a thickness of just 8.9mm, ensuring a comfortable fit on the wrist.

Embracing the Future with the Royal Oak Concept Split Second Chronograph GMT Large Date Watch

The Royal Oak Concept Split Second Chronograph GMT Large Date watch is a true embodiment of Audemars Piguet's innovative spirit and commitment to excellence. Its futuristic design, ergonomic features, advanced technology, and superior performance set it apart as a timepiece that pushes the boundaries of traditional horology. 

The use of titanium for the case and bezel, combined with the openworked dial and interchangeable strap system, further underscores its modern appeal and versatility. With its impressive Caliber 4407, offering a multitude of functions and a power reserve of 72 hours, this watch is not just a timekeeper, but a symbol of horological advancement. It truly represents the future of watchmaking, marrying aesthetics with functionality in a way that's uniquely Audemars Piguet.

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