Four new iterations of the Royal Oak Selfwinding by Audemars Piguet now comes in 34mm model

The Royal Oak by Audemars Piguet was launched in 1972, at the peak of the Quartz crisis. It was the 70s and 80s when quartz watches replaced mechanical watches. But the Royal Oak went against all odds and the collection designed by the legendary Gérald Genta was a huge success.

In 2022, this luxury steel sports watch will celebrate its 50th birthday. Before the big celebrations begin, we take a look at this year’s collection by the Swiss Haute Horlogerie manufacturer.

Firstly, the four references in stainless steel and 18-carat pink gold complement the manufacturer’s current Royal Oak Selfwinding and Quartz collection. To note: The new 34mm models are not replacing the current 33mm Royal Oak Quartz models, but complement the existing Royal Oak Selfwinding collection. Two steel models feature a silver-toned or blue-grey “Grande Tapisserie” dial. The blue-grey watch is adorned with a diamond-set bezel. The new 34 mm line also features an 18-carat pink gold model with diamond-set bezel and silver-toned “Grande Tapisserie” dial.
There is also a two-tone model with a combination of stainless steel case and bracelet with an 18-carat pink gold bezel and bracelet links. This model comes with a silver-toned “Grande Tapisserie” dial.

The timepieces get its power from a new self-winding movement, calibre 5800, that has a dedicated oscillating weight specifically developed for this new 34mm version.

Here’s a closer look at the Royal Oak Selfwinding timepieces:

Functions: Hours, minutes, centre seconds and date.

Case: Stainless steel case, diamond-set bezel, glareproofed sapphire crystal and case- back, stainless steel screw-locked crown, water-resistant to 50m.

Dial: Blue-grey dial with “Grande Tapisserie” pattern, white gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating.

Bracelet: Stainless steel bracelet with AP folding clasp.

Functions: Hours, minutes, centre seconds and date.

Case: Stainless steel case, stainless steel bezel, glareproofed sapphire crystal and caseback, stainless steel screw-locked crown, water-resistant to 50m.

Dial: Silver-toned dial with “Grande Tapisserie” pattern, white gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating.

Bracelet: Stainless steel bracelet with AP folding clasp.

Functions: Hours, minutes, centre seconds and date.

Case: Stainless steel case, 18-carat pink gold bezel, glareproofed sapphire crystal and caseback, 18-carat pink gold screw-locked crown, water-resistant to 50m.

Dial: Silver-toned dial with “Grande Tapisserie” pattern, pink gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating.

Bracelet: Stainless steel bracelet with 18-carat pink gold links and AP folding clasp.

Functions: Hours, minutes, centre seconds and date.

Case: 18-carat pink gold case, diamond-set bezel, glareproofed sapphire crystal and caseback, 18-carat pink gold screw-locked crown, water-resistant to 50m.

Dial: Silver-toned dial with “Grande Tapisserie” pattern, pink gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating.

Bracelet: 18-carat pink gold bracelet with AP folding clasp.