Originally debuted in 2018, Audemars Piguet has created two new variations 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.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon GMT

The dial forgoes the red gold accents for a monotone aesthetic. The flange is now gray (or blue) 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 (or blue) as opposed to black and features a sandblasted titanium AP folding clasp. There’s also a gray (or blue) alligator strap included.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon GMT

As before, driving the flying tourbillon, the GMT 24 function, hours, and minutes is the same 35.6 mm x 9.9 mm manually wound caliber 2954 which beats at 3Hz, has 348 components, 24 jewels, with a massive 237-hour power reserve.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon GMT

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 available with either gray or blue bridges, and a matching rubber strap, plus one additional strap (Ref. 26589TI.GG.D006CA.01 – gray, Ref. 26589IO.OO.D030CA.01 – blue)

2020 Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon GMT caseback

These will be produced in limited quantities and the retail price is $198,400.

Learn more at Audemars Piguet.

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