Originally debuted in 2018, Audemars Piguet has created a new variation of the Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon GMT for 2020.

Like the 2018 version, the lightweight titanium case measures 44 mm x 16.1 mm and has a matte sandblasted finish. However, instead of a black ceramic bezel with vertical brushing, the bezel is now in tone-on-tone titanium with a sandblasted finish.

2020 Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon GMT front

The dial forgoes the red gold accents for a monotone aesthetic. The flange is now gray instead of black and the AP logo is white instead of gold, for instance. Even the balance wheel, mounted inside the flying tourbillon, is now silver instead of gold-colored. The crown and pushpieces are still made from ceramic and the pushpiece guards are still made in sandblasted titanium. And the integrated rubber strap is now gray as opposed to black and features a sandblasted titanium AP folding clasp. There’s also a gray alligator strap included.

2020 Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon GMT caseback

As before, driving the flying tourbillon, the GMT 24 function, hours, and minutes is the same 35.6 mm diameter manually wound caliber 2954 which beats at 3Hz, has 348 components, 24 jewels, with a massive 237-hour power reserve.

The crown is screw-locked, there are sapphire crystals front and back, and water-resistance is 100 meters. The 2020 Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon GMT is limited to 30 pieces which are available exclusively at Audemars Piguet’s Parisian retailer Arije. (Ref. 26589TI.GG.D006CA.01) The retail price is $198,400.

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