Pursuing refined feminine aesthetics and complicated micro-mechanics, the newly released Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon available in 18-carat pink or white gold versions.
The new Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon combines the case’s shimmering Frosted Gold finish with a contemporary dial composed of multiple layers. This is the first time that the Swiss brand has released a case adorned with Frosted Gold which is an ancient Florentine jewellery technique revisited by jewellery designer Carolina Bucci and adapted to adorn the Manufacture’s watches. The sparkling case frames a multi-layered dial composed of four juxtaposed circles of increasing size and graded hues of blue emanating from the flying tourbillon cage at 6 o’clock. The absence of hour-markers on the dial ensures a rather simple aesthetic that is superbly impactful.
The new women's Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon is powered by the hand-wound Manufacture calibre 2964 that features a flying tourbillon. The movement’s circular motif, visible through the sapphire caseback recalls the dial’s pattern. The alternation of sandblasting and satin-brushing also echoes the finishes of the Frosted Gold case and sunburst dial.
The two new models are available in a blue “large square-scale” alligator strap along with an additional blue textured rubber strap with a constellation motif.
Functions: Flying tourbillon, hours and minutes
Case: Hammered 18-carat pink / white gold case, glareproofed sapphire crystal and caseback, crown set with a translucent sapphire cabochon, water-resistant to 20m
Dial: Multi-layered, graded blue dial with sunburst pattern, pink / white gold Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating
Strap: Hand-stitched “large-scale square” blue alligator strap with hammered 18-carat pink gold AP folding clasp. Additional shiny blue textured rubber strap.
Hand-wound Manufacture Calibre 2964
Total diameter 29.5 mm (12 ¾ lignes)
Total thickness 6.63 mm
Number of parts 207
Number of jewels 17
Minimum power reserve guaranteed 72 h
Frequency of balance wheel 3 Hz (21,600 vibrations/hour)