Audemars Piguet’s Slew Of New Royal Oak Watches

The new collections celebrate the model’s 50th anniversary.

By Paige Reddinger, Carol Besler 27/01/2022

It’s going to be a massive year for Audemars Piguet as it rolls out the red carpet for its legendary Royal Oak collection, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The Gérald Genta-designed watch, first released in 1972, has become so iconic for the brand that some would argue it is the brand despite recent attempts to create new collections like Code 11.59. The Royal Oak is hotter than ever and Audemars Piguet CEO François-Henri Bennahmias has big plans to keep it that way. At a digital press conference on Tuesday to reveal the much anticipated 2022 Royal Oak models, the head honcho not only dropped new and improved watches but also a few rather interesting tidbits that chart the company’s plans for the future.

So, before we jump in with the big news about the “Jumbo” Ref. 16202, here are a few highlights from both Bennahmias and Michael Friedman, Audemars Piguet’s head of complications:

  • In 2021, the company sold 45,000 watches and raked in a revenue of almost $1.6 billion. The company has 2,500 employees. In 2022, AP will up its output to 50,000 timepieces.
  • But the bigger headline is that the company plans to set aside a “big chunk” of Royal Oaks for newcomers to the brand. So, how do first-timers distinguish themselves from the pack to land a piece from this allotment? “The right way to do it is actually very simple: create and develop a relationship with us,” says Bennahmias, making it sound laughably simple. “When you don’t know anyone you have to get known by our people and, eventually things happen.”
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak "Jumbo" Extra-Thin Ref. 16202 50th Anniversary Caseback

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak “Jumbo” Extra-Thin Ref. 16202 50th Anniversary Caseback Audemars Piguet


  • All of the Royal Oak models for 2022, with the exception of existing perpetual calendars, will come with a special oscillating mass, visible through the caseback with a cut-out that says “50 Years.” After December 31, 2022, the models will come with a standard oscillating mass.
  • Royal Oak Concept watches will be launched later in 2022, but 2023 is when the company says it will launch something “very, very new in the concept case.”
  • Future research and development will be focused on ergonomics, or making the watches more comfortable on the wrist, notably with a potential focus on thinness. ” We have to simplify and we have to amplify the readability on the watches and the ergonomy on the wrist and the way it feels and the way it is balanced,” says Bennahmias. “All of our work will be done in that direction, which will lead us to new mechanisms, thinner ones, potentially, we’ll see, and especially materials.” That could mean that AP has plans to seriously compete in the ongoing ultra-thin race with Bulgari and Piaget.
  • “Little touchpoints [have been updated] throughout the pieces and little elements,” says Friedman. But [with the intention of] never ever touching the integrity of the original design. It’s had small evolutions over the last 50 years, small touches are what we’ve done to put attention on the men and women that create them and how it feels and looks on the wrist.”

If it’s not broke, don’t fix it! So, what you will see here mostly looks like the Royal Oaks you have seen before except with small design tweaks, save for the Ref. 16202 below. And for those looking to begin a relationship with Audemars Piguet, here’s a pro tip: Bennahmias says he is flying out today to head to New York and then Los Angeles to make sure “allocations are done the right way,” which means if you can spot him in a boutique, you can start your campaign for a Royal Oak from the top.

Royal Oak “Jumbo” Extra-Thin Ref. 16202

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak "Jumbo" Extra-Thin Ref. 16202

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak “Jumbo” Extra-Thin Ref. 16202 Audemars Piguet

The Royal Oak Ref. 15202 is replaced by the new Ref. 16202. The next-gen 39mm “Jumbo” Extra-Thin now houses a new self-winding extra-thin Calibre 7121. It is the first time since 1972, that this model has a new self-winding hour, minute and date movement, replacing the Calibre 2121. At its debut, the retired movement was the thinnest automatic movement (3.05mm) with central rotor and date indication. The new iteration is slightly larger, measuring 3.2 mm, and is newly equipped with a rapid date-corrector. It now has a larger barrel with more power for more precise timekeeping over a longer period of time in 55 hours of power reserve. Five years in development, it now has bidirectional winding, a balance wheel fit with inertia blocks to avoid unnecessary friction and comes with a patented extra-thin low-energy date-setting mechanism. Plus, it has been finished to high-horology standards with Côtes de GenèveTraits Tirés and circular graining finishes visible through the caseback.

There are four models in stainless steel, 18-carat pink gold, yellow gold and platinum. Two new smoked Petite Tapisserie dials have been added in the pink-gold and yellow-gold models. They are both achieved through a galvanic bath process and involve spraying colored varnish on the rotating dial’s periphery. The pink-gold version has contrasting smoked gray hues, while the yellow-gold dial comes in striking smoked yellow-gold tones. The platinum version will be exclusively sold through the company’s AP Houses.

Price: Stainless steel, approx. $46,640 ; 18-carat pink gold, approx. $99,000 ; yellow gold, approx. $99,000; platinum, upon request

Royal Oak “Jumbo” Extra-Thin Openworked Ref. 16204


Audemars Piguet Royal Oak "Jumbo" Extra-Thin Openworked Ref. 16204

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak “Jumbo” Extra-Thin Openworked Ref. 16204 Diode SA – Denis Hayoun

Also sporting a calibre, is the 39 mm “Jumbo” Extra-Thin Openworked Ref. 16204 available in stainless steel or 18-carat pink gold. It houses the new selfwinding extra-thin openworked movement, Calibre 7124, a derivative of the Calibre 7121 above. Measuring just 2.7 mm, as opposed to its Calibre 5122 predecessor at 3.05 mm, it is similar to the 7121 but has an openworked architecture with the mainplate and bridge cut via CNC machining before being perfected by electric discharge machining, which allows the company to remove material with extreme precision to achieve its cut-out look. There are 324 hand-polished V angles that can be viewed on the dial and caseback.

The case and bracelet on both models have are stain-brushed and polished in an alternating fashion right down to the folding clasp. The openworked dial of the pink-gold model comes with slate grey bridges and a contrasting light grey barrel at 11 o’clock, while the stainless-steel version has a rhodium-toned movement.

Price: Stainless steel, approx. $127,000; 18-carat pink gold, upon request

Royal Oak 34mm Selfwinding Black Ceramic

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 34mm Selfwinding Black Ceramic

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 34mm Selfwinding Black Ceramic Audemars Piguet

You might think you are looking at the same black ceramic Royal Oak that was released just last year, but the company has already given it a facelift. Notice the brand logo has been spelled out on the new model, replacing the “AP” on the original (see below). The signature is now crafted in 24-carat pink gold and realized through a chemical process similar to 3D printing. The letters are connected with links the size of a hair and placed on the dial by hand with tiny legs, invisible to the eye, to secure them in place. The numerals in the date window have been changed to gold instead of white, the pins that connect the links in the bracelet are no longer visible on the side but directly fit into the studs and the size and length of the hour markers have been adjusted for better visibility.

The details are incredibly subtle, but they do make a difference. And that may ruffle the feathers of clients who already jumped to get their hands on this ultra-hot model.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding 34 mm

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding 34 mm Audemars Piguet

Price: approx. $69,700

Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon


Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Audemars Piguet

Three new 41mm Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying tourbillons, in 18-carat pink gold, stainless steel and titanium, following models in this reference that were introduced last year. They feature the same Caliber 2950 movement combining a flying tourbillon with a central rotor, but the latest iterations now come with cases and bracelets with wider bevels with the first links decreased in thickness for an easier wear on the wrist. The caseback has also been slightly embedded in the case middle to also offer a more comfortable fit.

On the dial side, the dimensions of the hour markers and hands have been improved and the Audemars Piguet signature, like the black ceramic model, has been applied in 24-carat gold. New tones have been added to the Grande Tapisserie dial, executed in a traditionally horizontal fashion versus the sunray arrangement of previous models, in smoked blue to compliment the stainless-steel and 18-carat pink-gold models, while the titanium reference stands apart in a straight sandblasted blue hue without the traditional

motif. The latter also has a white circle to highlight the minute track.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Caseback

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Caseback Audemars Piguet

Finally, the Côtes de Genève finishing on the movement, visible through the caseback, has been ever so slightly tweaked to be crafted horizontally instead of in a sunray pattern to mimic the linear Tapisserie motif on the dial.

Price: Upon request

Royal Oak Flying Tourbillon Openworked

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Flying Tourbillon Openworked

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Flying Tourbillon Openworked Audemars Piguet

The pièce de résistance in the 50th-anniversary collection is the 41mm openworked version of the Flying Tourbillon. The calibre 2950 was only just introduced, and yet we are already seeing an openworked version. “The new Selfwinding Tourbillon Openworked—the architecture of this movement is unlike anything I’ve seen before, we’ve seen before and unlike anything we’ve created before,” says Friedman.  “The bridges have been finished both vertically and horizontally, creating a beautiful 3D effect.” Audemars Piguet launched an openworked tourbillon for its 40th anniversary in 2012, so the company felt it needed to up the ante for the Royal Oak’s half-a-century milestone. “It’s very much openworking for the 21st century,” says Friedman. “I’m blown away by the watch. The watch collector in me, the fan boy in me, I just salivate when I look at that watch.”

So, how many will be produced? Bennahmias says they will make just 125 pieces this year and will follow with 80 pieces in 2023 and 45 in 2024. This year’s models, of course, will come with the 50th-anniversary rotor. Either way, very few clients will get their hands on one.

Price: Upon Request

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak and Royal Oak Selfwinding Chronograph Watches

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak and Royal Oak Selfwinding Chronograph Watches

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak and Royal Oak Selfwinding Chronograph Watches Audemars Piguet

There are 28 variations on standard 37 mm Royal Oaks and 38 and 41mm Royal Oak Selfwinding Chronographs combined. Additional models in 41 and 34 mm will be available in the second half of 2022. Here is what’s new: bevels on the top and bottom have been enlarged, the caseback has been slightly integrated into the case middle for a better wear, the integrated bracelet’s first four links are not trapezoidal-shaped instead of parallel, links are thinner and lighter (this was already introduced on gold references a few years ago but now applies to stainless-steel and titanium pieces), the minute track is now printed directly onto the Tapisserie dial and like other models the hour markers and hands are refined according to different dial diameters and the AP logo is replaced by a printed “Audemars Piguet” at 12 o’clock.

And while the dial colors come in everything from forest green to light gray, the collection now includes a night blue color or “Blue Nuit” and a baby blue dubbed Cloud 50 or “Nuage 50” in Petite Tapisserie or Grande Tapisserie patterns.

Royal Oak Offshore 43mm Diamond Pavé

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore 43 mm Diamond Pavé Watches

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore 43 mm Diamond Pavé Watches Audemars Piguet

The Royal Oak Offshore, having been introduced only 30 years ago, is not celebrating a Jubilee – so no special rotor design – but it is getting dressed up in its older brother’s honor. Audemars introduced four new diamond-set models, two of them slathered in round brilliant diamonds that cover the dial, case and, in one model, the bracelet (5.83 carats and 12.53 carats, respectively). The other two have baguette diamonds set into the bezel and case or just the bezel (10.78 carats and 1.45 carats, respectively). All models contain Audemars Piguet’s first integrated chronograph calibre, the 4401, which debuted last year. The diamonds are dramatically juxtaposed next to black coloured chronograph subdials on the round-brilliant versions, lending a brilliant new take on the sporty panda dial, and even the crown and pusher guards are set with diamonds. Consider this full-on sports-watch Glam – chronographs for the red carpet.

Price: Upon request

Whew! That’s all folks…for the first half of 2022 at least.


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The commemorative model borrows underpinnings from the GT3 RS and includes a 518 hp engine.

By Basem Wasef 23/10/2023

The soul of any sports car comes down to the alchemy of its tuning—how the engine, suspension, and chassis blend into a chorus of sensations. The secret sauce of the new Porsche 911 S/T, developed as a tribute to the 60th anniversary of the brand’s flagship model, is more potent than most; in fact, it makes a serious case for being the most driver-focused 911 of all time.

Sharing the S/T designation with the homologation special from the 1960s, the (mostly) innocuously styled commemorative model borrows underpinnings from the more visually extroverted GT3 RS. Yet what the S/T, starting at $290,000, lacks in fender cutouts and massive spoilers it makes up for in directness: a flat-six power plant that revs to 9,000 rpm, a motorsport-derived double-wishbone suspension, and a manual gearbox. It’s a delightfully feral combination.

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The steering response is similarly transparent, as direct as an unfiltered Marlboro, and the body follows with the agility of an Olympic bobsledder. Some of that purity of feeling is the result of addition through subtraction: Power-sapping elements including a hydraulic clutch and rear-axle steering were ditched, which also enabled the battery to be downsized for even more weight savings. The final result, with its carbon-fiber body panels, thinner glass, magnesium wheels, and reduced sound deadening, is the lightest 992-series variant on record, with roughly the same mass as the esteemed 911 R from 2016.

Driver engagement is further bolstered by the astounding crispness of the short-throw gearbox. The S/T fits hand in glove with narrow twisties and epic sweepers, or really any stretch that rewards mechanical grip and the ability to juke through hairpin corners. The cabin experience is slightly less raucous than the 911 R, but more raw than the wingless 911 GT3 Touring, with an intrusive clatter at idle due to the single-mass flywheel and featherlight clutch. Porsche cognoscenti will no doubt view the disturbance in the same way that hardcore Ducatisti revere the tambourine-like rattle of a traditional dry clutch: as an analog badge of honor.

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Gentlemanly Restraint 

Art and science collide in the the newly released BR03A watch collection by Bell & Ross.

By Belinda Aucott 02/11/2023

In keeping with the brand’s design salute to aviation and military equipment, the pared-back face of the Bell & Ross BR03 Automatic takes its cue from the instrumentation in cockpits. It’s unabashedly minimal and confidently masculine style is set to make it a future classic.

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Timeless Glamour & Music Aboard The Venice Simplon-Orient Express

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By Belinda Aucott 03/11/2023

Watching the unseen corners of Europe unfold gently outside your train, window can be thirsty work, right? That’s why Belmond Hotels is once again staging a culinary train journey from Paris to Venice, aboard the glittering Art Deco carriages of the Venice Simplon-Orient Express.

To celebrate diversity and inclusion in the LBTQ+ community, another unforgettable train ride is slated for 2 November.

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So-hot-right-now French chef Jean Imbert is also in the kitchen rattling the pans for guests.

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“Its unique legacy is something we take pride in respecting, while evolving a new sense of style and purpose that will captivate a new generation.”

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From Electric Surfboards to Biodegradable Golf Balls: 8 Eco-Conscious Yacht Toys for Green and Clean Fun

Just add water and forget the eco-guilt.

By Gemma Harris 18/10/2023

Without toys, yachts would be kind of sedentary. There’s nothing wrong with an alfresco meal, sunsets on the flybridge and daily massages. But toys add zest to life on board, while creating a deeper connection with the water. These days, there are a growing number of options for eco-friendly gadgets and equipment that deliver a greener way to play. These eight toys range from do-it-yourself-propulsion (waterborne fitness bikes) to electric foiling boards, from kayaks made of 100 percent recycled plastics to non-toxic, biodegradable golf balls with fish food inside. Your on-water adrenaline rushes don’t always have to be about noise and gas fumes. They can be fun, silent, and eco-conscious.

A game of golf isn’t just for land. Guests can play their best handicap from the deck with Albus Golf’s eco-friendly golf balls. The ecological and biodegradable golf balls are 100 percent safe for marine flora and fauna, and manufactured with non-contaminating materials. The balls will biodegrade within 48 hours after hitting the ocean and release the fish food contained in their core. For a complete golfing experience, add a floating FunAir green. From $3100 (FunAir Yacht Golf) and $315 a box (golf balls).

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The 50 Best Cocktail Bars in the World, According to a New Ranking

The World’s 50 Best organisation gave the Spanish bar Sips top honours during an awards ceremony in Singapore.

By Tori Latham 18/10/2023

If you’re looking for the best bar in the world, you better head to Barcelona.
Sips, from the industry luminaries Simone Caporale and Marc Álvarez, was named the No. 1 bar on the planet in the latest World’s 50 Best Bars ranking. The organisation held its annual awards ceremony on Tuesday in Singapore, the first time it hosted the gathering in Asia. Sips, which only opened two years ago, moved up to the top spot from No. 3 last year.
“Sips was destined for greatness even before it rocketed into the list at No. 37 just a few short months after opening in 2021,” William Drew, the director of content for 50 Best, said in a statement.
“The bar seamlessly translates contemporary innovation and technical precision into a playful cocktail programme, accompanied by the warmest hospitality, making it a worthy winner of The World’s Best Bar 2023 title.”
Coming in second was North America’s best bar: New York City’s Double Chicken Please. The top five was rounded out by Mexico City’s Handshake Speakeasy, Barcelona’s Paradiso (last year’s No. 1), and London’s Connaught Bar. The highest new entry was Seoul’s Zest at No. 18, while the highest climber was Oslo’s Himkok, which moved up to No. 10 from No. 43 last year.
Barcelona may be home to two of the top five bars, but London has cemented its status as the cocktail capital of the world: The English city had five bars make the list, more than any other town represented. Along with Connaught Bar in the top five, Tayēr + Elementary came in at No. 8, and Satan’s Whiskers (No. 28), A Bar With Shapes for a Name (No. 35), and Scarfes Bar (No. 41) all made the grade too.
The United States similarly had a good showing this year. New York City, in particular, is home to a number of the best bars: Overstory (No. 17) and Katana Kitten (No. 27) joined Double Chicken Please on the list.
Elsewhere, Miami’s Café La Trova hit No. 24 and New Orleans’s Jewel of the South snuck in at No. 49, bringing the Big Easy back to the ranking for the first time since 2014.
To celebrate their accomplishments, all of this year’s winners deserve a drink—made by somebody else at least just this once.
Check out the full list of the 50 best bars in the world below.
1. Sips, Barcelona
2. Double Chicken Please, New York
3. Handshake Speakeasy, Mexico City
4. Paradiso, Barcelona
5. Connaught Bar, London
6. Little Red Door, Paris
7. Licorería Limantour, Mexico City
8. Tayēr + Elementary, London
9. Alquímico, Cartagena
10. Himkok, Oslo
11. Tres Monos, Buenos Aires
12. Line, Athens
13. BKK Social Club, Bangkok
14. Jigger & Pony, Singapore
15. Maybe Sammy, Sydney
16. Salmon Guru, Madrid
17. Overstory, New York
18. Zest, Seoul
19. Mahaniyom Cocktail Bar, Bangkok
20. Coa, Hong Kong
21. Drink Kong, Rome
22. Hanky Panky, Mexico City
23. Caretaker’s Cottage, Melbourne
24. Café La Trova, Miami
25. Baba au Rum, Athens
26. CoChinChina, Buenos Aires
27. Katana Kitten, New York
28. Satan’s Whiskers, London
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30. Florería Atlántico, Buenos Aires
31. Röda Huset, Stockholm
32. Sago House, Singapore
33. Freni e Frizioni, Rome
34. Argo, Hong Kong
35. A Bar With Shapes for a Name, London
36. The SG Club, Tokyo
37. Bar Benfiddich, Tokyo
38. The Cambridge Public House, Paris
39. Panda & Sons, Edinburgh
40. Mimi Kakushi, Dubai
41. Scarfes Bar, London
42. 1930, Milan
43. Carnaval, Lima
44. L’Antiquario, Naples
45. Baltra Bar, Mexico City
46. Locale Firenze, Florence
47. The Clumsies, Athens
48. Atlas, Singapore
49. Jewel of the South, New Orleans
50. Galaxy Bar, Dubai

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