This is the new 2022 launch of the AP Royal Oak, marking Audemars Piguet’s 50th anniversary since the introduction of the first Royal Oak in 1972. A refined design with a wider bezel, deeper beveled edges and, notably, a shrinking size as other major brands miniaturize and thin out their luxury replica watches.
It’s 37mm, well, no one could have imagined 5 years ago that such a size would be the trend. In the second half of 2022, more 41 and 34 mm (ladies) models will be available to continue the jubilee year of the Royal Oak collection. For now, the new 37mm model is only available in stainless steel or with a stainless steel and diamond bezel.
I prefer the light blue color, if I can get it, because it looks like a Tiffany blue color. This is not the same silhouette as the first Royal Oak 5402 Jumbo 39mm, 7mm thick. It is 37mm in diameter and 8.9mm thick.
There is no “Automatic” on the watch. It is automatic, with the new Audemars Piguet 5900 movement. Composed of 186 parts and 29 jewels, the 5900 automatic movement provides a power reserve of 60 hours when running at 28,800 vph. The eye-catcher is that during 2022, all watches will be equipped with a “50-year” oscillating weight in rhodium-colored 22-carat pink gold. And if the best replica watches in 2023? No such “50 years” possible, because AP will create a super hype on this model! I can’t reject their mistake.
I can’t deny their mistake as a watch company, the “50th anniversary” is a big deal. With the new Audemars Piguet caliber 5900, the case construction is slightly thinner, at 8.9 mm thick, which is definitely an upgrade from the previous model.
Unless you are SVIP, or very difficult to buy at SRP prices, the market price of this watch could rise to HK$2 million by the end of the year if they only have one year of production! It has the 50th anniversary feature on the rotor!