Audemars Piguet's new all-black skeletonised perpetual calendar
Audemars Piguet has recently revealed its ‘Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Openworked in Black Ceramic’ and it’s a watch we didn’t know we needed.
The ‘Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Openworked in Black Ceramic’ combines some of the coolest ingredients in the current watch world – skeletonised dials, all-black watches, and Royal Oaks. The latest watch takes the original Royal Oak perpetual and replaces the dial with a piece of sapphire, letting you see all the horological magic you just paid for.
What you get is a totally mechanical watch that can stay totally accurate till the year 2100. Perpetual calendars are able to keep track of the time, day, month, and year, all without you ever having to adjust the watch. Perpetuals are fully aware some months have more days than others, and adjust accordingly, they even know when a leap year is making February even more confusing.
The watch shows the hours and minutes, the moon position, the day, date and month, as well as the week you’re in. It has a power reserve of up to 40 hours and it’s finished in rose gold for that extra lux factor.
Audemars Piguet embraces this cool all-black design choice, creating the super thin watch (9.9 mm).
The 41 mm case is made from a combination of titanium and ceramic, as is the integrated bracelet, making it a very lightweight yet durable piece.
The openworked perpetual clocks in at a whopping US $130,000 (approx.) but for that price you get one of the coolest timepieces on the market that combines some of the most sought-after design features in the industry.