Le Brassus, May 2021 – Swiss Haute Horlogerie manufacturer Audemars Piguet is pleased to announce the release of three new diamond-set versions of the Royal Oak “Jumbo” Extra-Thin. Each example is housed in a 39mm case, executed in 18-carat pink or white gold. The case, bezel and bracelet are dressed with 1,102 brilliant-cut diamonds (〜7.09 carats).
The dial is enriched with a “Petite Tapisserie” pattern and incorporates baguette-cut diamond hour-markers. A light blue dial option is available in a choice of 18-carat pink gold or white gold with colour co-ordinated Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating. The third option pairs a black dial with an 18-carat white gold case and hands. In addition to the brand’s name positioned below noon, an “AP” logo is located in the lower portion of the dial, consistent with “Jumbo” convention.
At the heart of this watch is the Manufacture Calibre 2121, visible via the glareproofed sapphire caseback. This movement is equipped with an openworked, bidirectional 22-carat gold oscillating weight, conveniently harnessing the motion of the wearer’s wrist to power the watch. The oscillating weight is hand finished, encompassing both Clous de Paris and satin-brushing. The movement also incorporates hand finishing on the bridges and mainplate, utilising the expertise of the Manufacture’s craftspeople. This includes “Côtes de Genève,” polished bevels, satin-brushed edges and circular graining on the recesses.
These new versions of the Royal Oak “Jumbo” Extra-Thin blend brilliant-cut diamonds and fine watchmaking in a free-spirited design, employing the many skills practised in Le Brassus.