Introducing: The Audemars Royal Oak Piguet Perpetual Calendar In Pink Gold

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Quick Take

Ahhh, the Audemars Piguet Perpetual Calendar. It’s hard to find a rival to this model (remember the ceramic one last year?), so it should come as no surprise at SIHH this year there are a handful making their debut. The ultra-thin Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar RD#2 might be the splashier release, but there’s also the more established 41mm perpetual calendar being offered in a pink-on-pink combination for the first time. The new addition to the QP collection features the same 41mm case that we know and love, now with a rose gold dial to match. The dial, has dark blue subsidiary dials which make it easier to read the day, date, moonphase, and whether or not it is a leap year (in case you forget). The movement is the same trusty automatic caliber 5134. All-in-all, it’s a solid addition to the collection. 

The Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar In Full Black Ceramic

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We loved this watch at last year’s SIHH. The ceramic parts took over 600 hours to produce and it was crazy-light on the wrist. You can read more about it right here

Why This Watch Matters

Audemars Piguet has been in the business of making Perpetual Calendars since the 1950s, and, in fact, AP (along with Patek Philippe) were some of the only guys making perpetual calendar wristwatches at all for the better part of the 20th century. That said, it should be no surprise that they keep introducing new QPs, whether via an entirely new caliber or just by adding a new metal to an existing collection like this one. The current Royal Oak QP was introduced back in 2015, and it has been available in rose gold since the very beginning, but never with a matching dial like you see here.

Initial Thoughts

What’s not to love? It’s an AP RO QP in RG. You really can’t go wrong. 

The open back gives you a look at the caliber 5134 movement with its openworked rotor.

The Basics

Brand: Audemars Piguet
Model: Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar
Reference Number: 26584OR.OO1220OR.01

Diameter: 41mm
Case Material: Rose gold
Dial Color: Rose gold with dark blue sub-dials
Indexes: Applied baton indexes at the hours
Lume: Luminescent coating for the hour markers and hands
Water Resistance: 20 meters
Strap/Bracelet: Rose gold bracelet

The Movement

Caliber: In-House Caliber 5134
Functions: Hours, minutes, perpetual calendar with week of the year counter and moonphase
Diameter: 29mm
Thickness: 4.31mm
Power Reserve: 40 hours
Winding: Automatic
Frequency: 2.75 Hz (19,800 vph)
Jewels: 38

The pink-on-pink combination really works with this watch and the blue accents add some extra punch.

Pricing & Availability

Price: Coming Soon
Availability: Coming Soon

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