The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Jumbo Extra-Thin, with its advanced steel cycle (Ref. 15202ST), needs no presentation any longer. The immediate relative of the 1972 unique Royal Oak watch, still super thin and indistinguishably proportioned, it is perhaps the most pursued watches available and quite possibly the most (if not the most) real extravagance sports watch. And keeping in mind that steel was essential for the debut idea, valuable metals showed up later… And they are as yet utilized today to make this rather extraordinary release. Here are the Royal Oak Jumbo Extra-Thin “Yoshida” 15206PT and 15207OR.
Same case, simply more precious
These new (and uncommon) versions hold all the exemplary components of the Jumbo case and arm band, which means a thin and sensibly enormous case, estimating 39mm x 8.1mm. The shapes, the bezel and the crown are recognizable, with the mark octagonal-formed bezel, eight white gold screws and a completing the process of combining straight brushed surfaces and cleaned accents.
The wristband is likewise the exemplary RO form, thin and greatly executed, furnished with an AP-molded collapsing fasten. The serious deal with these two Yoshida releases is the selection of materials. The 15206PT is made in 950 platinum and the 15207OR is made of 18k pink gold. One thing is without a doubt, they will affirm their quality on the wrist because of the substantial idea of these valuable metals.
A dial that transforms it all
Apart from the various materials utilized for the case/arm band, the dials of the new Royal Oak Jumbo Extra-Thin Yoshida releases truly stick out. No exemplary blue tone here, no “petite tapisserie” guilloché design – both notorious components of the steel Jumbo. These Japan-just versions come with an undeniably more sumptuous tuxedo-like attire.
The dial of both the 15206PT and 15207OR are produced using smooth dark onyx. The hands are still traditionally molded and made of pink gold or white gold, to coordinate the case material. The date window at 3 o’clock is held. Another update respects the hour markers, presently showed with 11 diamonds. Positively, an intense plan, which makes these models very not quite the same as the first steel version.
Powering these two Yoshida versions is a similar development found inside all Royal Oak Jumbo Extra-Thin models: type 2121. Gotten from the first Jaeger-LeCoultre development of the 1972 model, type 2121 is currently delivered inside by AP and highlights various improvements.
The open caseback uncovers the magnificence of this type with a 21k gold skeletonized rotor and wonderful beautification of the relative multitude of parts. The caseback is engraved with the impediment (x/70) of the watch.
Price and accessibility (JDM-only)
These Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Jumbo Extra-Thin 15206PT and 15207OR will be just sold at Yoshida , one of the most seasoned Japanese retailers, situated in Tokyo. The platinum model will be restricted to 70 pieces (cost on solicitation) and the pink gold rendition will be restricted to 30 pieces and evaluated at CHF 61,400. So if you’re a fanatic of these two valuable renditions of the Royal Oak Jumbo, this merits an excursion to the excellent city of Tokyo soon.
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