Audemars Piguet is touting a new drool-worthy timepiece for its discerning clientele. Instead of drumming up publicity for its arrival, the watchmaker is opting for a more subtle surprise. Those logging in the official website to browse through the brand’s luxurious collection are seeing a new model grace the pages. The Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Openworked is on full display with all the upscale elements you would want from a watch of this calibre. By the time most of our readers know about it, the waiting list could well impossible to squeeze into.

Ceramic is the material of choice for Audemars Piguet to craft such an attractive piece. For keen-eyed collectors out there, the new model takes everything its predecessor did right and elevated the design even further. As the name already implies, this time around, we are looking at an open-work dial on this version of the Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar.

It flaunts a striking 41 mm black ceramic case with glare-free sapphire crystal lens. The exceptional craftsmanship allows the exquisite material of the case seamlessly shifts into the titanium case back. Moreover, the sapphire window offers an unobstructed view of skeletonized rose gold rotor of the Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar.

The showstopper is definitely the skeleton dial, which in turn hosts four sub-dials. Each one features pink gold elements along with the indices and hands. The top three shows the date, while the bottom one is an eye-catching moon phase complication. The Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Openworked is powered by Audemars Piguet’s self-winding calibre 5135 with a 40-hour power reserve. Finally, the black ceramic bracelet comes with a titanium folding clasp.

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