Audemars Piguet has plenty of love for Southeast Asia, so much so that its latest timepiece is exclusively for the region.
The latest timepiece to come out from the Swiss Haute Horlogerie watchmaker brings the fan favourite Royal Oak into the spotlight. However, this time it features a fresh new look known as the Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon GMT. What’s great about this watch is that it’s limited to just 20 pieces across Southeast Asia.
Given its small number, it’ll only be available in boutiques across Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand. This is Audemars Piguet’s way of honouring its long-standing relationship with Southeast Asia. But there’s more to it than just this; Audemars Piguet is also paying tribute to the original designer, Gerald Genta. The first Royal Oak Concept made its debut back in 2002 as an avant-garde, 30th-anniversary tribute to the designer.
For the first time ever, the Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon GMT features a powerful contrast between a sandblasted 18-carat pink gold case with grey ceramic. The case stands at 44mm while framing its two-toned, open-worked design and presenting an ergonomic curvature matching the natural shape of the wrist. The bezel is where you’ll find Audemars Piguet’s signature Royal Oak octagonal bezel in grey ceramic, hand-finished with an alternation of satin-brushed and polished surfaces.
Giving itself a more high-tech look, the Royal Oak Concept features the advanced hand-wound Manufacture Calibre 2954 with a minimum 237-hour power reserve. With its redesigned bridges in shades of grey, you can also spot the flying tourbillon at the nine o’clock, amplifying the watch’s overall 3D-like structure.
To top off the look, the watch also comes with a grey textured rubber strap. There is also an additional grey alligator leather strap available as another option.
All images courtesy of Audemars Piguet.
This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Kuala Lumpur.