SIHH 2014: Audemars Piguet Concept GMT Tourbillon in White Ceramic
by Kyle Stults on November 26, 2013
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First look…

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept GMT Tourbillon 2014 theme

The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept was first unveiled in 2002 as an avant-garde tribute towards the now legendary Royal Oak watch designed by Gerald Genta 30 years prior.   The 2014 version of the RO Concept (the fifth such RO Concept, I believe) features a ~44mm titanium case with white ceramic for the bezel, crown, pusher, and hourglass-shaped structure on the movement.   A very modern and ‘concept’ looking design, for sure.   Lots of looks, below.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept GMT Tourbillon 2014 dial closeup

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept GMT Tourbillon 2014 tourbillon closeup

The Royal Oak Concept GMT Tourbillon as the name implies has a tourbillon with black anodized aluminium bridge (left side) and a GMT disc for second time zone reading (right side).  The GMT comprises two superimposed discs — the first, on which the figures are inscribed, completes one turn in 12 hours; the second, just below, completes a turn in 24 hours and has 2 colored areas: a white half for daytime and a black half for night-time.

Comes on a white rubber strap with titanium AP folding clasp.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept GMT Tourbillon Caseback 2014

The caliber is the new Audemars Piguet caliber 2930 hand-wound with 10 day power reserve via a double-barrel configuration and runs at 3Hz/21,600vph; more interesting is its function selector integrated with the crown:  wind, set or neutral.  Its dazzling, hourglass-shaped bridge is further enlivened by the double symmetry of the tourbillon bridges and GMT display.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept GMT Tourbillon 2014

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