December 5, 2022

PuristSPro’s 2010 SIHH Live Reporting by Z3

 

Audemars Piguet  2010 Novelties

 

Ok, you’ve been waiting for the press, and now you have seen the press and the specs, and here are the live ones! There are a lot of things going on this year, so I will keep the descriptions short and sweet.

Millenary Carbon One Tourbillon Chronograph 

 

The Royal Oak Offshore in 37mm (note that they are not called “ladies ROO”, which means that they could be considered “mid-size” ROOs. The ones without the diamond bezels certainly look like a miniature version of the regular ROOs)

 

Comparisons with a regular size 42mm ROO.

 

 

Comparative wrist shots:

Standard ROO 42mm

 

ROO 37mm

 

In a nutshell, the 37mm doesn’t do it for me (but then again, I am a 6 feet 2, 200 lb+ guy). However, I’ve long heard that many East Asian collectors have complained about the large 42mm ROO case, so the 37mm might be a solution.

 

Royal Oak Calendar (date, day of the week) in SS and RG

 

Now, for many of us, the star of the show – the ROO Grand Prix! 

In forged carbon (1750 pieces), rose gold (650 pieces), and platinum (95 pieces). Although 1750 pieces are quite a lot  for a “limited edition”, I am not a bit surprised if all of those are sold off instantly.

To be honest, there are MANY details for the Grand Prix, everything from the case, the dial, the bezel (check out the recessed screws), the polishing work, the crown and push buttons, the strap (made with calf skin and alcantara), and the display back (the only other ROO w/ display back since Montoya) featuring a specially decorated movement.

The movement is AP’s in house automatic chronograph movement 3126/3840, of course.

 

 

Wrist shots of the forged carbon Grand Prix: Quite light and the alcantara strap feels very comfortable.

 

 

RO Skeleton, in SS and RG

 

RO Equation of Time, in SS and RG.

 

ROO Diver (certified, by NIHS 92-11, ISO 6425, to be officially called a diver’s watch. water resistant to 300m. Thicker and feels more sturdy than the ROO Scuba)

 

 

 

 

Millenary Quincy Jones w/ blacked steel 

 

 

Jules Audemars Perpetual Calendar in RG.

 

 

Millenary Chronograph in RG

 

Jules Audemars Automatic, with skeleton rotor. Very simple and elegant.

 

Another 2 watches for some people to get excited about: The New York 57th street boutique ROO Limited Edition. Ladies in 150 pieces, Gent’s in 250 pieces (steel case, rubber bezel, leather strap, rose gold hands and indices).

 

 

Unfortunately, I didn’t get a chance to shoot the ROO Tourbillon Chronograph. Hope to see it soon.

All in all, AP introduced many wearable pieces this year. My personal favorites are the Jules Audemars Perpetual Calendar, and the Grand Prix in forged carbon. 

What are yours?

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the photos.

Cheers,

Jon (Z3)

 

P.S. Please excuse me if I can’t respond to questions in time, as I am literally up to my neck with work with minimal sleep. I will get back to you guys when I return to the U.S. Thanks for your kind understanding.

This message has been edited by Z3 on 2010-01-20 18:31:57 This message has been edited by ThomasM on 2010-01-22 09:38:17 My two favorites are the stainless RO skeleton and EOT.  Do you know if the skeleton is an LE or regular production model?  Thanks again for such great work posting the live pics.

Regards,
ED-209
This message has been edited by ED209 on 2010-01-20 19:27:59 No message bodynot LE for sure

Hi, Ed,

it will be “regular production” as noted below, but like all skeletonized models, production will be very low.

Put another way, if you see one immediately available, and you really like it, snap it up.

You never know when it will be “immediately available” again.

Cheers,

TM

Hi TM,
Thanks for the words of wisdom. 

What to do?  15305 or 25820?  Or 26603?
hmmmm, decisions, decisions, decisions….. smile

Regards,
ED-209
Hi TM,
Thanks for the words of wisdom. 

What to do?  15305 or 25820?  Or 26603?
hmmmm, decisions, decisions, decisions….. smile

Regards,
ED-209
My two favorites are the stainless RO skeleton and EOT.  Do you know if the skeleton is an LE or regular production model?  Thanks again for such great work posting the live pics.

Regards,
ED-209
This message has been edited by ED209 on 2010-01-20 19:27:59 No message body