In 2019, Audemars Piguet (cheap Audemars Piguet) launched four new Royal Oak automatic chronographs, reduced in size to 38 mm, suitable for men and women’s wrists.
Reducing the diameter of the case requires a complete redesign of the “Grande Tapisserie” pattern dial to enhance readability and maintain ideal proportions.
Stainless steel models are available with silver tone dial and blue dial (reference number 26315ST.OO.1256ST.01) or ruthenium tone dial and rhodium dial (reference number 26315ST.OO.1256ST.02).
The 18-carat rose gold model comes with a white dial and a pink-toned dial (reference number 26315OR.OO.1256OR.01), or a silver dial and dial (reference number 26315OR.OO.1256OR.02).
The hour markers and hands on the dial are enhanced by white gold (for steel models) or rose gold. The luminescent coating improves readability in harsh light conditions.
A typical cheap watch case is waterproof to 50 meters/165 feet and can be fixed on the wrist by a metal bracelet with AP folding clasp.
The new model is powered by the 2385 self-winding movement, which beats at a frequency of 3 Hz (21,600 vibrations per hour) and guarantees a 40-hour power reserve.