Audemars Piguet recently released a new take on its Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar model. Versus the prior model (itself intro’d in 2012), these latest models feature a larger case size (41mm from 39mm) and along with this a new AP Caliber 5134 (vs prior Caliber 2120). There are also some subtle revisions to the dial displays as well. The new Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar price will be $60,900 in steel and $95,700 in pink gold, in your choice of dial color (blue or silver). Let’s take a closer look below.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Ref 26574
41mm x 9.5mm case (rose gold or steel), on matching bracelet with AP folding clasp
Here is a look at the blue dial with “Grande Tapisserie” pattern, white gold applied hour markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating, blue inner bezel. The dial layout: months and leap year indications at 12, date at 3, moonphase at 6, day of the week at 9, and a new 52-week indicator on the periphery of the dial, marked by a center-set arrow hand.
The new selfwinding calibre 5134 is based on its predecessor, calibre 2120, however it has been enlarged in accordance with the updated 41 mm case size. The highly finished 4.31 mm thick movement is fully visible through the glareproofed sapphire crystal caseback.
And here are a couple more looks the the silver-dialed models, offered in either steel or rose gold case:
Beautiful. Though with five pushers embedded in the case, this is one perpetual calendar that is still a real pain in the you-know-what to set!