For the 50th anniversary of the Royal Oak, Audemars Piguet reveals 4 new versions of the Jumbo model

The new generation of the Royal Oak “Jumbo” Extra-Plat model reinterprets the aesthetic codes of this iconic watch.

Author By Marie-Caroline Selmer

Royal Oak « Jumbo » Extra-Plat / 39 mm Steel – © Audemars Piguet

Half a century old, and yet it has not aged a bit. Even better, the new generation of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak “Jumbo” model has a sculptural silhouette that is as appealing for the sophistication of its materials as for the precision of its new movement. Indeed, for the first time since 1972, the Royal Oak “Jumbo” Extra-Plat model welcomes a new hour, minute and date movement, Caliber 7121, which marks the beginning of the new 16202 line. his mechanism replaces Caliber 2121, the finest automatic movement of its generation, which was first introduced in the Royal Oak collection in 1972 and retired at the end of 2021. Caliber 7121 carries more energy than its predecessor thanks to its new construction, and features a very flat and energy-efficient patented date mechanism. A masterpiece of precision that reflects the reputation of the Swiss Manufacture.

Rear view of the Calibre 7121 © Audemars Piguet

The subtlety of these anniversary models is that the color of the 22-carat gold oscillating mass has been matched to the color of the case, with a choice of steel, yellow gold, rose gold or platinum. Among the 4 variations that make up the collection, which one to choose? The fans of the model will certainly go for the stainless steel version, which has retained the aesthetic codes of the first Royal Oak of 1972. Lovers of contrast – and let’s face it, of a slightly show-off style – will never resist to the gold versions. The rarer 950 platinum version has a taste for exclusivity, not to mention its smoked green dial, which gives it a highly desirable vintage look. These 4 Extra-flat Jumbo with a very different style, come to give a contemporary look on an icon of which we do not get bored.

Royal Oak « Jumbo » Extra-Plat / 39 mm platinium – © Audemars Piguet
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