Boys, it just got better to go to Vegas… Las Vegas, otherwise known as Sin City, a playground for the rich and famous.
Audemars Piguet has just upped the ante when it comes to men’s watches. They have come out with a new, limited edition, “bad boy” watch called the Royal Oak Tourbillon Chronograph, of which only 35 pieces have been made. This watch features large red numbers and white hands set against a black dial. The colors are reminiscent of a black jack table and the numbers are large enough that you will still be able to see what time it is even in the wee hours of the morning, or in more formal terms: the hands are crafted from polished white gold and coated with Superluminova that make for easier reading in dim lights.
The Royal Oak Las Vegas Strip maintains the signature octagonal case and bezel which made the Royal Oak collection famous when it hit the scene in 1972. The brushed and polished stainless steel case and surfaces have been treated with a black coloring that makes for a bold contrast with the red hour figures, red chronograph subdial and the beveled red tourbillon bridge. The watch also has Audemars Piguet’s famous “Mega Tapisserie” waffle pattern.
The watch runs on Audemars Piguet 2889 movement, a thin, complex caliber that brings together about 335 hand-finished parts and operates via column wheel. Fully wound, this caliber has a power reserve of 70 hours.
As with all AP watches, the finishing and final presentation of the watch is nothing short of spectacular. Finishings for the mainplate, steel chronograpgh levers, jewel and screw settings are all taken into account and done meticulously.
The strap is made from black crocodile and features red stitching. A blackened stainless steel folding clasp shaped in the form of the Audemars Piguet initials secures the watch to the wearer’s wrist.
Fashion-wise, you can’t find a hotter men’s watch to wear as you’re playing the casinos, taking in a show or simply cruising the Strip.
It’s not only the men that go to Vegas to be bad, women do as well, which is why Audemars Piguet, also made a version of this new “Las Vegas Strip” watch for women.
Remember, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas and with this new Royal Oak Las Vegas Strip Tourbillon Chronograph, you have a new partner in crime.