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Meek Mill wearing ceramic Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Openworked


Philadelphia-born and raised rapper Meek Mill is wearing a ceramic Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Openworked where the mechanism of the watch has been clad in black ceramics. The wearer can see it on both sides of the watch through the skeletonized dial.

The model that was presented for the market in 2020 features a black ceramic case with a width of 41 mm.

Overall Watch Review

The newest model in the Royal Oak “Double Balancier” range, introduced at SIHH in 2016, is the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Openworked Black Ceramic. The twin balanced wheel addresses the stabilization problems by mounting a second balancing wheel with a balance-spring unit on a similar axis. This timepiece is really stunning, sporting a slate grey open-worked dial featuring pink gold attached hour markings and Royal Oak indexes with a luminous finish. A complementing black ceramic Royal Oak bracelet is included with the wristwatch.

The in-house mechanical caliber 3132 drives the revolutionary Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Openworked Black Ceramic. The movement, which has 245 components and 38 jewels, has an oscillation frequency of 21,600 vph (3 Hz) and offers a power reserve of about 45 hours. This movement also, which incorporates a unique concept, underwent a difficult manufacturing process to increase the accuracy and reliability of the watch. The mechanism’s two hairsprings plus two balancing wheels, which are mounted on the very same axis, allow it to oscillate in precise synchronicity.

The cherry on top is the open-worked oscillation mass of 22K rose gold. The elaborately inscribed case back featuring the words “Royal Oak Double Balancier” is a recent addition to the Double Balancier series. It was, however, absent from the other earlier version of this specific model.

When it comes to the dial side, several changes are also visible. The internal ring with the minute line has been finished in black to complement the casing. Its ornamentation and the exposed double balancing wheel component are still present for the movement. The attached indicators and the hands are still made of 18k pink gold and contain some luminous material.

The face of this vintage 3-hand timepiece from Royal Oak does not really conceal the sophistication of the Double Balance Wheel Openworked movement. The intricate regulatory mechanism is prominently shown between 6 and 9 o’clock, including its gold bridge with balances. This is compared to the dark grey movement, which is undoubtedly the pièce de résistance. Besides, it is exquisitely hand-decorated with acute inner angles as well as hand-polished edges.

When the Gérald Genta-designed Royal Oak was released in 1972, it defied the fashions of the time, becoming a symbol of Audemars Piguet. From time-only variants to one of the most intricate complexities, the planet’s first premium steel sporting watch maintains a decidedly contemporary allure. It is immensely engaging and eternally adjustable. Through continuous excellence and technological skill, the octagonal bezel, the patterned dial, as well as the linked bracelet distinguish their revolutionary history.

Price market: $480,000.00+~ USD

Reference: 15416CE.OO.1225CE.01

Photo: Meek Mill

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