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Size Me Big, says the new Audemars Piguet Jumbo

You may end up hating it or loving it. but one thing's for sure, you cannot ignore it. Introducing the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 'Jumbo' Extra-Thin watches.

Now we know that Audemars Piguet is not a shy brand. From the launch of one of the world's first luxury steel sports watch (the Royal Oak) in 1972 to the grand release of Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet two years ago, Audemars Piguet has managed to push the envelope time and again, not to mention that the brand consistently performs well on the auction block. However, like most new ideas when unveiled to the world cause a stir, some releases from Audemars Piguet have received polarising comments. Be it the AP Royal Oak Concept Black Panther timepiece or the Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet, the reactions are extreme. There seems to be no in-between.

The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Black Panther was launched in a 250-piece limited edition during a Live Show which was publicly broadcast around the world.

And now the brand has released the 2021 Royak Oak 'Jumbo' timepieces. The AP 'Jumbo' has been a timepiece of utmost contention since its creation in 1972 and the numerous variations that were released in the following years. However the release of the 2021 Royak Oak 'Jumbo' Extra-Thin clicked for me.

Presented in a full 950 platinum case in 39mm (just the right size for me), the watch has an integrated bracelet with a beautiful smoked green dial in sunburst pattern. With new version, Audemars Piguet took the classic Ref no. 15202 and has given it a new configuration that works for me. A smaller case size and an overall thickness of just 8.1mm not only gives the 'Jumbo' a rather slender appearance but also makes the watch present the right amount of chunkiness when on the wrist (especially for women with slender wrists like me). Beating inside the timepiece is AP's trust, impressive Calibre 2121, equipped with a gold winding mass that can viewed via the open caseback. Offering the hours, minute, and of course date display functions, the watch is sophisticated in its simplicity.

If pizzaz is what you want, then Audemars Piguet has got you covered there as well. Apart from the green dial version, the Le Brassus-based Swiss watch brand also released three new diamond-set versions of the Royal Oak “Jumbo” Extra-thin. Each of the blingy versions comes in a 39mm case made of 18-carat pink or white gold decorated with 1,102 brilliant-cut diamonds. The watches are available in a 'Petite Tapisserie' patterned dial in light blue and black options. These dials are decorated with baguette-cut diamond hour-markers with colour-coordinated hands in luminescent coating. Powered by the Manufacture Calibre 2121, the watch clocks in a power reserve of 40 hours and a 22-carat gold oscillating weight.

Technical Specifications:

Name: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak “Jumbo” Extra-Thin 39 mm
Reference No.: 15202PT.OO.1240PT.01
Case: 950 platinum case, glare-proofed sapphire crystal and caseback, water-resistant to 50 m.
Dial: Smoked green dial with sunburst pattern, white gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating.
Bracelet: 950 platinum bracelet with AP folding clasp.
Movement: Selfwinding Manufacture Calibre 2121
Functions: Hours, minutes and date.
Total diameter: 28.4 mm (12½ lignes)
Total thickness: 3.05 mm
Number of jewels: 36
Number of parts: 247
Minimum guaranteed power reserve: 40 hours
Frequency of balance wheel: 2.75 Hz (19,800 vibrations/hour)
Limited Edition: No
Availability: Only at AP Houses, not the Audemars Piguet Boutiques
Price: INR 76.44 lakh (approx.)
For more details on the watch, visit here.

Name: Royal Oak “Jumbo” Extra-Thin / 39 mm

Reference No.: 15202OR.ZZ.1241OR.01

Case: Diamond-set 18-carat pink gold case, glareproofed sapphire crystal and caseback, water-resistant to 50 m.

Dial: Light blue dial with “Petite Tapisserie” pattern, baguette-cut diamond hour-markers and pink gold Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating.

Bracelet: Diamond-set 18-carat pink gold bracelet with AP folding clasp.

Setting: 1,102 brilliant-cut diamonds7.09 carats (case, bezel and bracelet), (98 for the case, 40 for the bezel and 964 for the bracelet), 12 baguette-cut diamonds0.37 carat (dial)

Movement: Selfwinding Manufacture Calibre 2121

Total diameter: 28.4 mm (12½ lignes)

Total thickness: 3.05 mm

Number of jewels: 36

Number of parts: 247

Minimum guaranteed power reserve: 40 hours

Frequency of balance wheel: 2.75 Hz (19,800 vibrations/hour)

Functions: Hours, minutes and date.

For more details on the watch, visit here. 

Name: Royal Oak “Jumbo” Extra-Thin / 39 mm

Reference No.: 15202BC.ZZ.1241BC.02

Case: Diamond-set 18-carat white gold case, glareproofed sapphire crystal and caseback, water-resistant to 50 m.

Dial: Light blue dial with “Petite Tapisserie” pattern, baguette-cut diamond hour-markers and white gold Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating.

Bracelet: Diamond-set 18-carat white gold bracelet with AP folding clasp.

Setting: 1,102 brilliant-cut diamonds7.09 carats (case, bezel and bracelet), (98 for the case, 40 for the bezel and 964 for the bracelet), 12 baguette-cut diamonds0.37 carat (dial)

Movement: Selfwinding Manufacture Calibre 2121

Total diameter: 28.4 mm (12½ lignes)

Total thickness: 3.05 mm

Number of jewels: 36

Number of parts: 247

Minimum guaranteed power reserve: 40 hours

Frequency of balance wheel: 2.75 Hz (19,800 vibrations/hour)

Functions: Hours, minutes and date.

For more details on the watch, visit here.

Name: Royal Oak “Jumbo” Extra-Thin / 39 mm

Reference No.: 15202BC.ZZ.1241BC.03

Case: Diamond-set 18-carat white gold case, glareproofed sapphire crystal and caseback, water-resistant to 50 m.

Dial: Black dial with “Petite Tapisserie” pattern, baguette-cut diamond hour-markers and white gold Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating.

Bracelet: Diamond-set 18-carat white gold bracelet with AP folding clasp.

Setting: 1,102 brilliant-cut diamonds7.09 carats (case, bezel and bracelet), (98 for the case, 40 for the bezel and 964 for the bracelet), 12 baguette-cut diamonds0.37 carat (dial)

Movement: Selfwinding Manufacture Calibre 2121

Total diameter: 28.4 mm (12½ lignes)

Total thickness: 3.05 mm

Number of jewels: 36

Number of parts: 247

Minimum guaranteed power reserve: 40 hours

Frequency of balance wheel: 2.75 Hz (19,800 vibrations/hour)

For more details on the watch, visit here.

Discover the Audemars Piguet Royak Oak world here. 

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