Royal Oak Concept GMT Tourbillon in Titanium w/White Ceramic Bezel
on White Rubber Strap with Openwork Dial - Service Papers Dated 16 May 2023
Condition: This watch is in Like New Condition.* Complete with Box and Papers.
* We have graded this watch to be 98% - there are No visible scratches
The Royal Oak Concept GMT Tourbillon reference 26580IO.OO.D010CA.01 was introduced in 2014. This watch features a titanium case with a white ceramic bezel; the central bridge of the 2930 movement is executed in the same material, as are the crown and GMT corrector button. A white rubber strap finishes off the look.
Ultra-modern technical precision meets cutting-edge micro-mechanics in the Royal Oak Concept, which has offered a platform for experimentation at Audemars Piguet since 2002.
Bright, white, sleek and powerful, the Royal Oak Concept GMT Tourbillon ref. 26580IO.OO.D010CA.01 was be presented at the SIHH —Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie— 2014 in Geneva. The watch is just amazing in person and this is a watch that caters to serious avant-garde collectors and connoisseurs.
Its sculpted titanium case middle and integrated rubber strap combine with a white ceramic bezel to frame the highly architectural array of tourbillon carriage and second ‘GMT’ time-zone display inside —case and movement in perfect harmony. New for 2014, however, is the flash of pure white center-stage: an intricately machined upper bridge made of white ceramic —only possible now, thanks to Audemars Piguet’s ongoing advances in materials science. As you will be able to appreciate in the pictures, the anti-reflective treatment on the front and back crystals is extraordinary.
The Royal Oak Concept GMT Tourbillon features a white ceramic bezel, crown and push pieces instead of black, all heightening the contrast with the titanium case middle. However, in typical, trailblazing style, the manufacture has gone one step further and incorporated ceramic into the movement itself, replacing the blackened upper bridge of Calibre 2913 with white ceramic.