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Orlando Bloom – Audemars Piguet Royal Oak “Jumbo” Extra-Thin

English actor Orlando Bloom is wearing a 39mm Audemars Piguet Royal Oak “Jumbo” Extra-Thin in 18k yellow gold with a blue dial. The glare-proofed sapphire crystal case surrounds a light-blue “Petite Tapisserie” decorated dial with yellow gold applied hour-markers.

About The Watch

Gerald Genta created the first Royal Oak, which was released in 1972. This was the first luxury sports watch, and it was displayed in stainless steel, which was unusual for the time. Audemars Piguet has since developed various variations of the Royal Oak in steel, platinum, forged carbon, titanium, and gold. Some Royal Oak watches include complexities, while others are simple, with few dial indicators. All the different variations have been made over 45 years. 

The first yellow gold 39mm Audemars Piguet Royal Oak “Jumbo” Extra-Thin was introduced in 1977. It was the first time a Royal Oak was seen in the noble metal. The Royal Oak’s attraction is that its enchantment has not waned over time. Despite most models’ timeless qualities, the new Royal Oak Extra-Thin in yellow gold has a particularly vintage image due to its barleycorn-hued gold. 

This watch’s dial is described as vintage-inspired champagne. It features a delicate matrix of little squares or ‘Petite Tapisserie’ in Audemars Piguet jargon. Besides, the labyrinth motif is exquisite. The lozenge-shaped Royal Oak hour and minute hands work well with the baton-like indices to indicate the time in a clear and flawless tone.

The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak “Jumbo” Extra-Thin watch also has an octagonal 39mm casing, 8.1mm thick, and 18ct yellow gold. The yellow gold-toned dial in the “Petite Tapisserie” design merges magnificently with the yellow gold bezel. The design creates a luminous gold on the piece, with hour markers and Royal Oak hands made of yellow gold and treated with luminosity. A glare-proof sapphire crystal and a sapphire crystal case back protect the dial. 

The Royal Oak Jumbo Extra-Thin is driven by the self-winding caliber 2121 and has features of hours, minutes, and dates. When ultimately wound, it has a power reserve of up to 40 hours and is water-resistant up to 50 meters.

It is finished with a corresponding yellow gold bracelet and an Audemars Piguet folding clasp. The gearbox and ratchet wheels both include sunray-brush characteristics. The jewel and screw sinks are polished, and the screws have chamfered rims and polished slots. The main plate features stunning circular graining. Everything has been refined to perfection and is devoid of compromise. Indeed, looking at this movement reminds one of why AP is regarded as one of the greatest.

Unlike the 41mm Royal Oak, the AP emblem appears on the dial of this Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Extra-Thin. The insignia is used, which, when combined with the indexes and pattern, creates a beautiful three-dimensional effect. At 3 p.m., a tiered aperture displays the date.

The movement is 3.05mm thick, while the casing is 8.1mm deep. The characteristic porthole-style bezel, which rests up top and must account for several millimeters of the thickness, is the main reason the casing is so thicker than the movement. However, do not be misled; this is still an ‘extra-thin’ watch, softly embracing the wrist while neatly sitting beneath a shirt cuff.

Price market: $270,000.00 USD

Reference: 15202BA.OO.1240BA.01

Photo: Orlando Bloom

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