No Box or Papers
Royal Oak Selfwinding Chronograph
AP Folding Clasp
Country of Manufacture
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And just to show you this one also comes with the provided papers. So opening this up, you have the warranty card as well. All right. Place this back in nicely. All right. And we technically don't need all of this outer box. So, we'll just take the watch out and continue from there. All right. Alright. We can set this box off to the side and take a look at the watch itself. Now, it comes with these stickers on the inside here so we can remove them nice and easy. All right. One And two. All right? And that's about it. All right. So what we have here ruthenium colored dial the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak. This is again a boutique exclusive, very likely due to the fact that ruthenium is actually a very rare transition metal within the platinum group. If you are, you know, savvy with your chemistry there. Just one atomic number away from rhodium which actually is part of the rhodium. The rather the index markers, as well as the inner part of that bezel that minute and second track in there. All right, so we'll be going over the case, bezel, dial, crown, movement and the bracelet. And I'll be giving you my thoughts on this as we go throughout the video. All right. So this case, again, stainless steel case with a glare proof Sapphire crystal with the screw lock crown. It is 38 millimeters from finger to thumb. All right, as you can see there. It is only 11 millimeters thick so an excellent candidate for a dress style watch. All of this together gives you 50 meters of water resistance, or a little bit over 150 feet of water resistance below sea level. All right now, looking in at this bezel here it's that rounded octagonal bezel as you would expect from Audemars Piguet, it has the hexagon, the hexagonal shaped screws in the front with the, you know matching screws on the back there for servicing, should you ever require it. All right, again, 11 millimeters thick. It has the high, high polish on the top or that first bevel there. That second bevel leading down to the rubber gasket. There is a high is a satin brushed finish much like the rest of the case. All right, as you can see, satin brush finishing on all of the major surfaces with only a high polish on that first bevel, it gives, it gives that bezel a glowing look depending on your lighting situation. All right. And looking at the dial here it is that ruthenium tone dial with the ground to a piece pattern with the rhodium tone counters and an external zone. Meaning the minute and second hand track there. The hour markers themselves are white gold. So they match that of the rest of the case. Very, very nicely. They compliment the colors here. And they also have luminescent coating. If I turn the lights off here you can actually see that it glows quite well in the dark. You can see all the index markers showing very nicely the three and the nine and six actually have a very good balance, much shorter index marks, but they still show up in the dark. So, quite helpful there. All right, Baton style hands for the minute and hour hands. There's a date aperture at the four 30. That's a, you have the room for these chrono hands as well as the, the small sub dial for the seconds hand there, always taking away. The chronograph on this allows you to effectively have the 30 minute and 12 hour sub dials there at the three and nine o'clock positions. And if I'm not mistaken, yeah, you cannot actually unscrew these because these are active from the get-go. All right. As you can see, I've engaged the chronograph function, no sudden starts no stuttering stops. It's a smooth movement there. Right. And thanks to that column wheel inside actually allows you to run this effectively as a full-on center mounted seconds hand should you so desire, right? And note that the counterweight on that chronograph hand does have that same, it's a skeletonized look but it has a same overall aesthetic as that of the minute and the, hour hands as well that long oval-ish Baton sort of shape. All right, you can stop it by pressing the top button again and to reset it, while it's stopped, just press the bottom chrono pusher. That resets both of these sub dials, as well as the chronograph hand back to the 12 o'clock position. All right. So, what makes all of this work? It's the self winding caliber, 23 eight five a 26.2 millimeter or 11 and a half line diameter inside. You can't see it from here because it is a closed case back. A little bit more secure but I would very much like to see that movement because Audemars Piguet's movements are a breath are, are a breathtaking sight to behold, but you know that is neither here nor there. It beats at a frequency of three Hertz or 21,600 vibrations per hour. It has the monoblock oscillator in 18 carat gold 37 jewels total. And it has the mobile stud to allow that to happen. Altogether, it has a 40 hour power reserve total 304 parts that allow you to have the chronograph hour minute, and small seconds and the date just as I showed you. Actually, I didn't show you because I didn't unwind the crown to demonstrate. All right, so, how this works is you simply just unscrew it to the first position. That allows you to effectively wind the watch. All right. So should your watch ever come to a full stop after leaving this down for a couple of days you can just get it started by giving it a few twists and turns. Well, just one direction, really. Give it about 25 to 30 full turns and it's, and it's good to go. Pull out to the second position and you can rotate it clockwise about half turn, each time to advance the date by one. As you can see at the four 30 aperture there. Again, same color to match that ruthenium dial very complimentary in terms of its color. All right. Or analogous, I should say, as my color theory professor takes my degree away from me. Alright. So analogous color scheme here, very, very suitable for a dress style watch, right? So if you find yourself on the end of the month and you need to advance the date just keep in mind that the throat is a little bit on the farther end in my experience. It's about half turn again to advance the date by one. All right. Pull out to the final position and that actually allows you to adjust the minute hand for precise timekeeping. All right. Note that the small seconds hand still continues to go. So, don't expect full on exact precise precision here but you know, if you are somehow a bit unsynchronized with say, an atomic clock, you can then just use that chronograph pusher as your large seconds hand. You can ignore effectively that small seconds dial at the six o'clock position. All right. All right. And be sure to wind that crown back up against the case for that very strong 50 meter water resistance. All right. So, what frames this altogether, as I took it off earlier, there is a sticker on the inside of this. This is the stainless steel bracelet brush finishing along all of the major surfaces there with a high polish along the tiny bevels there. I'm zoomed in as far as I can go but high polish along the edges there it gives it a very nice glowing look and notice that there's spaces among all of these little links here. It gives you room, time and space to breathe. All right. So this is, it leads down to the AP double deployment clasp. It has the AP logo there Audemars Piguet. All you need to do is just simply press the two buttons on each side to deploy it and open it. All right. Having this double deployment gives it a better feel for tighter wrists and smaller or smaller wrists with tighter fits. Alright, so rather easy to put on there. And as you go back all the way around to the 12 o'clock position, there is a large, well taper reverse taper from the clasp all the way up to the top lugs which fits in seamlessly with those intermediary links. Again, those intermediary links also have high polish within them. So, when you bend it at just the right angle you can actually see them glowing as a well, all right. And while we're here, I can actually try it on and give you some more of my thoughts as to how it fits how it fits in, how it feels on the wrist. I'm about seven and a half 7.2 five inches in circumference. So about average size for my build, at least, right. And looking at it on the wrist I get a very good ratio of case to bracelet. All right. And this is a 38 millimeter dial. So for me, this fits perfectly and very much so this is also very, very much touted to be a unisex model watch. Anybody, literally anybody can wear this. Provided you have a wrist, you know, provided that you actually have a wrist that can accommodate you know, a 38 millimeter, which is literally anybody. Alright, look and feeling it on the wrist, very light actually. So it fits that criteria for a dress watch with this bracelet a little bit higher on my wrist then I usually would, I would technically I'd probably size it. I would maybe take out one or two links, personally. But for me, I'm getting a very good, perfect center of weight, right in the middle of my wrist. So, I'm not, I don't feel like I'm swinging a huge ball and chain around when I, when I have this timepiece on my wrist, it's perfectly centered. That's thanks to the, all the counterweight, the all the stainless steel that's in this band here that allows it to act as a perfect counterweight to this very, very light dial, very, very light case. All right. And when it comes to the color this can go with anything. It's a very neutral color. But don't let that, you know, catch you off guard because it is again, a ruthenium dial a very rare transition metal within the platinum group, just one-off from rhodium. So you get very much the same sort of aesthetic. That feel, but, you know you get what you pay for. And when it comes to looking at the dial, there also it also has that sun ray type of effect. That's thanks to all of the, I don't know if my camera can even focus down that closely but it has those tiny waves that sort of inter intersect with each other within the channels. And on top of those squares, that pattern. And all of those allow it to effectively make these circular sun, sunburst, sun ray type of effects. So, a bit in the background there because the sub dials are sort of covering it up. But it is a very, very good subtle but yet sublime experience. All right. So enough of what I think, what do you think about this watch? Let us know down in the comments below. Be sure to like this video as well. 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