The color blue is what many associates with sadness and melancholy, but it also exudes tranquility. When it comes to watches, you typically see it on embellishments or maybe as accents on various elements. Most watchmakers often pair with it other tones, but Audemars Piguet goes all out with the Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar.
This timepiece is presented with a dapper blue ceramic case that measures 41 mm x 9.5 mm. Thanks to the brushed finish, most would mistake it for metal instead. Nevertheless, the material in use feels premium and is durable, which will keep it looking stylish for years.
In 2019, AP also released a white ceramic version of the Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar. Comparing it with the latest blue ceramic variant, we can say the shade makes it easier to see the outlines of its components clearly. The titanium exhibition case back, meanwhile, contrasts the tonal ensemble.
The sapphire window allows us to admire the intricate AP Caliber 5134 self-winding movement and its gold skeletonized rotor. The 40-hour power reserve should be enough for you to occasionally take it off for a day or two.
Anyway, you’ll likely keep the Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar blue ceramic on most of the time thanks to its exquisite aesthetics. Next, we have a sophisticated blue Grande Tapisserie pattern on the dial framed by an octagonal fixed bezel. The snailed sub-dials are also in blue with indices in white and red
Functions show you the day, date, week, month, leap years, hours, minutes, and lunar phase. The applied hour markers and Royal Oak hands are in white gold. Audemars Piguet completes the Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar with a blue ceramic bracelet that uses a titanium AP folding clasp closure system.
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