As soon as once more this yr, the watch trade reveals its finest aspect as greater than 50 manufacturers take part within the nice Solely Watch charity occasion. Underneath the Excessive Patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II and on the initiative of Luc Pettavino, this yr is the ninth version of the biennial charity public sale, whose purpose is to lift funds for analysis towards Duchenne muscular dystrophy. A recurring participant of the occasion, Audemars Piguet offered a novel tackle the Royal Oak 15202 Jumbo… however moreover being particular in supplies, it’s additionally the final distinctive 15202 powered by the Calibre 2121, which can retire on the finish of the yr. And the room of the public sale famous this… because it reached an unimaginable CHF 3,100,000, by far the best value ever reached for a Royal Oak Further-Skinny Jumbo. And since it’s for a charity, we’re not going to complain.
What’s distinctive about this watch? The 39mm x 8.1mm case is similar to all different 15202 fashions, at the least in form. The supplies and the best way they’re completed are, then again, unprecedented – and never just for this mannequin, however for AP on the whole. The central case and the bracelet are right here made from sandblasted titanium, with the standard darkish gray color ensuing from this ending, contrasting with the polished chamfers. The true novelty is seen on the bezel and studs of the bracelet, made from Bulk Metallic Glass. A palladium-based alloy utilized in micro-electronics, it shares “a number of traits with different glasses, together with amorphicity and excessive energy, making it extremely proof against put on and corrosion. Its non-crystalline nature ends in a novel play of sunshine when hand-finished“. For this watch, the distinctive materials is hand-polished.
The dial of this Royal Oak 15202XT Jumbo Solely Watch 2021 can be particular. Darkish gray colored (rhodium-toned) with the traditional “Petite Tapisserie” sample, it pays tribute to the dials of the primary era of Royal Oak, the 5402 A Sequence.
The result’s merely gorgeous, as the results of the public sale, below the hammer of Christie’s, offers a results of 3.1 million Swiss francs. Congratulations to the longer term proprietor, who not solely purchased a really particular watch but additionally vastly participated in an incredible trigger.
Extra particulars in regards to the watch in our introducing article right here.