Some change is good. Especially in the case of the Royal Oak watch by Audemars Piguet, which has sort of been the same thing for years now.
The latest model, called the The Royal Oak “Jumbo” Extra-Thin, isn’t exactly a radical shift from the tried-and-tested Royal Oak mold, but it does introduce some very interesting tweaks to the iconic watch that make it a tad bit more intriguing.
The timepiece is oozing with luxury, that much is true. Here, you’ll get an 18-carat white gold case under a familiar 39mm sizing that’s only 8mm thick when put on the wrist. It comes in this octagonal bezel shape, which isn’t surprising by Royal Oak’s standards. You also get the “Petite Tapisserie” dial pattern as typical of these watches. The dial is tweaked with a splash of opulence, featuring a gold-toned makeover along with white gold applied hour-markers.
The watch isn’t all just about beauty, of course. This Jumbo Royal Oak also features some brute, with a water resistance of up to 50 meters. You’ll be swimming in style, in other words.
If you want one, you need to act fast. The boutique edition will be limited to just 75 pieces, meaning only several people in the world will get to own this lavish, regal timepiece. At that number, this watch is effectively one of the more exclusive Royal Oak models to date. Prepare to shell out $55,400 to wear one, though.
If for some reason 18-carat white gold just isn’t doing it for you, there are a lot more other styles in Audemars Piguet’s collection that might suit you better. Just saying.