Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Concept "CW1", Limited Edition to 150 Pieces - Alacrite on Strap


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Ref. No. 25980AI.O.0003SU.01
Code 6466
Movement Manual winding
Location United States, New York, New York
Price $249,995
Availability On request


Movement Manual winding
Movement/Caliber 2896
Power reserve 80 h
Number of jewels 36


Case diameter 44 mm
Thickness 18.2 mm
Waterproof 50 ATM
Glass Sapphire Glass
Dial Transparent
Dial numerals No numerals


Bracelet color Green
Clasp Fold clasp
Clasp material Steel




Display Back, Luminescent Numerals, Luminescent Hands, Limited Edition, Screw-Down Crown


Audemars Piguet Original Production Royal Oak "Concept" Tourbillon in a Super Rare "Alacrite" Material. Limited to only 150 Pieces The Concept Watch is both radical and comfortably familiar, a combination rarely encountered in cutting edge designs. With its main body fashioned from Alacrite 602, a space age alloy previously used primarily in aerospace and medical applications, and a revolutionary new shock absorption design for the tourbillon cage, as well as the new crown function clutching system, the CW1 is conceived and produced for the physically active high horology aficionado of the 21st century. Alacrite 602 is a new super alloy consisting of 57% Cobalt, 31% chrome, 5% Tungsten, with trace amounts of carbon, silicon, and iron. This particular form of alacrite has a Vickers hardness rating of 430. Extremely difficult to machine, each Concept Watch case requires nearly 60 hours to complete (compare to just under 2 hours for each Royal Oak in stainless steel, itself already considered one of the most difficult and time-consuming cases in high horology to produce.) As a celebration and homage to its genetic forebear, the CW1 retains the trademark three plane octagonal bezel with exposed hex screw heads. The bezel is machined from high grade titanium. For the Royal Oak Concept Watch, Audemars Piguet let loose the technical wizards at Renaud et Papi. The caliber 2896 is not based on any previous movement blank or ebauche, not even as a starting point. Completely and radically new, "from the ground up," every major structure, plate, sub-system and assembly is conceived and produced in-house. A fine way to end, once and for all, the over-emphasized and increasingly tiresome debate, "is it in-house?" All movement structures and supports are machined or formed from high grade titanium, and functions include, starting at 12:00 - * Dynamographe - shows instantaneous torque from the mainspring; * linear power reserve indicator, calibrated in barrel turns (one barrel turn equals approximately 6 hours of power reserve) * sub-second and crown function setting indicator (Remontoir / Neutre / Heures) (French for winding / neutral / time setting in English) * Tourbillon, with electro-eroded titanium shock suspension, giving a reported 50g's (!) of shock protection Also known as: Audemars Piguet 25980AI.O.0003SU.01, 25980AIO0003SU01