The Royal Oak Concept is among the most avant-garde offerings from Audemars Piguet, elevating the original Genta design in ways beyond even the Offshore. At 44 mm, it is a large and bold watch, but also clean, with clearly defined facets that, along with its streamlined curvature, lend it a futuristic, spaceship-like air. It is a testament to the case design that it has changed little since its inception in 2002, and yet still looks more than contemporary.
As a tribute to the long relationship between the maison and South East Asia, the region now has a Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon GMT (RM946,430) execution to call its own. It is presented in a dashing contrast of sandblasted pink gold and grey ceramic, marrying the warm gleam of the former and the matte, industrial aesthetic of the latter. The bare movement is a match, with bridges in shades of grey and inner bezel and hands in pink gold, amplifying its mechanical depth. In addition to the flying tourbillon at 9 o’clock, the hand-wound calibre also boasts of a second time-zone indicator at 3 o’clock, and a crown position indicator at 6.
This Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon GMT is limited to 20 pieces and can only be found in Audemars Piguet boutiques in Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand. The Kuala Lumpur boutique is currently located at The Westin Kuala Lumpur.