The engineering that went into the is highly impressive if all you care about is thinness in a watch. The automatic Audemars Piguet Replica Watches Calibre 5133 is a “record-shattering” 2.89mm thin, 32.00mm wide and contains 256 parts in total. The challenge was to re-engineer a three-tier movement into a single level while “combining and re-arranging functions to boost ergonomy, efficiency, and robustness.” The brand says this patented system “features a record-shattering 2.89mm central rotor” though I imagine that to be a typo of some sort.
There is “no compromise on quality,” which in the brand’s mind equals a 40-hour power reserve and a 2.75Hz operating frequency. Though the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Replica Watches thinner a case, generally the more comfortable to wear it is. At this point I’d trade a few millimeters in favor of seeing the corrector pushers be gone from all luxury annual and perpetual calendars. I just don’t find anything “heroic” or luxury in taking a pen to fiddle with these pushers every time the 40-hour power reserve runs down. Water resistance is also a basically useless 20m.
All cased up, the Best Audemars Piguet Replica Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin measures just 6.30mm thick. That’s almost 2mm off the Royal Oak Extra-Thin Jumbo, making the RD#2 “the thinnest self-winding perpetual calendar on the market today.” It’s refreshing to see something in a dressy form factor pushing the envelope. The case is 41mm wide – I imagine not something that will please the purists – and is crafted from 950 platinum. The RD#2 is thin, yes, but it’ll have plenty of heft to it on the wrist.
All in all, this is one fascinating movement wrapped into the love it or hate it 41mm Royal Oak case and a blue dial that resembles the relatively unpopular Swiss Royal Oak Dual Times of old. I’d love to chat with the engineers who managed to squeeze 256 parts into a 32mm by 2.89mm space as much as with those who think the Royal Oak looks good in 41.
Last, if you were wondering what RD#2 is doing in the name of this Luxury Audemars Piguet Watches, it goes back to the 2014 RD#1, a research piece that gave us the Royal Oak Supersonnerie. Apparently, AP didn’t want to see this RD# thing gone and it’s true it helps separate a particularly new and advanced model from the rest.