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in Audemars Piguet | Saturday, July 11. 2009
Audemars Piguet has added two new beautiful diamond-set watches to its Royal Oak collection. Called the Royal Oak Tuxedo, the it has been created in both female and masculine versions. They feature an 18 carat white gold case with the standard royal oak octagonal bezel and paved with round brilliant diamonds. They both have lacquered black dials with white gold baton-shaped hour markers and hands, set with a row of round brilliant diamonds. The men’s version has a total diamond carat weight of 4.65 carats, and the total diamond carat weight of the ladies watch is 3.80 carats.
The men's Tuxedo watch for features the AP Caliber 2120 movement that was first used way back in 1967, it is one of the slimmest self-winding calibers that have a central rotor. The balance frequency beats at 19,800 vibrations per hour and it has a 40-hour power reserve. The ladies Tuxedo watch features the self-winding Caliber 2140 which beats at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and has a 40-hour power reserve. Both movements are meticulously hand-finished and incorporate bridges with chamfered edges and Cotes-de-Geneve decorated surfaces. The screws of the movement have a finely polished finish.
The ladies Tuxedo version has an engraved white gold case-back, and the men's version has a see-through case-back with a sapphire crystal which reveals the movement. Both watches are presented on an elegant black leather strap fitted with a diamond-set folding clasp crafted in 18 carat white gold in the shape of brand’s initials. Both timepieces are water-resistant up to 50 meters.