The new Perpetual Calendar is slightly larger than its predecessor wristwatch, released in 2012, with a 41 mm case (up from 39 mm) and plenty more deluxe features. Watch aficionados have the choice of stainless steel for $95,700 or 18-karat rose gold for $60,900 with either a navy blue or silvered ‘Grand Tapisserie’ dial.
Dial functions are more legible and the display includes day, date, astronomical moon, month, leap year and the 52 weeks of the year displayed in an outer chapter ring.
The best part? The new Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar has extra-thin movement and is so precise that its complex and detailed moon phase astronomical indication requires a correction just once every 125 years and 317 days. Precision has been in Audemars Piguet’s DNA for more than a century. Bring on immortality.