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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak RD#2

This new record-breaking ultra-thin prototype pays homage to the company's first perpetual calendar wristwatch that came out in 1955.

Complications and ultra-thin models: two time-honoured Audemars Piguet specialties meet in the Royal Oak RD#2. It has taken five years to develop the new ultra-thin 5133 calibre with perpetual calendar. This is the latest chapter in Audemars Piguet’s quest for world firsts which goes back over a century.

Royal Oak RD#2

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The challenge has been to re-engineer a three-storey movement into a single level, making it ultra-thin while combining and re-arranging functions to boost ergonomy, efficiency and robustness. This patented system features a record-shattering 2.89 mm central rotor. At just 6.30 mm, the redesigned case shaves almost 2 mm off the Royal Oak Extra-Thin Jumbo, making the Royal Oak RD#2 the thinnest selfwinding perpetual calendar on the market today. Thinnest ever, but no compromise on quality: 40-hour power reserve, and same frequency (2.75 Hz / 19’800 vibrations per hour) as calibre 5134.

Royal Oak RD#2

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The 41mm 950 platinum case is waterresistant up to 20m and RD#2 is engraved on the sapphire caseback. A “Grande Tapisserie” pattern decorates the blue dial featuring blue counters white gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating. This watch has the following functions : perpetual calendar with day and date, astronomical moon, month, leap year, night and day, hours and minutes. Finally, a strap matching the case gives the watch an additionnal metallic touch.

Royal Oak RD#2

© Audemars Piguet

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Audemars Piguet is one of the few independent family-owned watch businesses and has been based in Le Brassus, in Switzerland's Vallée de Joux region, at the heart of the fine watchmaking industry, ever since the company was first established in 1875.

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