Apr 4, 2022
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Day-Date Review
As we have recently reviewed the Rolex Day-Date we wanted to review a more rare variety of watches with a day-date complication: The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Day Date Ref. 26330OR.OO.D088CR.01.
This particular reference was discontinued on around 2013. It was powered by the Calibre 2325 / 2810 marked as manufacture but based on the Jaeger-LeCoultre Caliber 889. It has a power reserve of 40 hours.
The case is 39mm with a case thickness of 10.25 mm. making it very slim and elegant on the wrist. It features a Black dial with “Grande Tapisserie” pattern, bicolour counters, pink gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating"
Without doubts this Royal Oak in Rose Gold was build for the city but it still has, like the many of the Audemars Piguet Sport Models, a water resistance of 50 mt.
This particular model was somehow under-appreciated on its launch and was generally rare to see it available so it was probably produced in limited numbers.
It remains a very elegant Royal Oak with a useful complication. The layout is particularly captivating as it is similar to a chronograph. The bicolor counters ensures a good legibility inspite of the small numerals used to display the date.
After almost 10 years since it was discontinued this remains, without doubts, one of the most elegant Royal Oak modesl in rose gold. The 39mm size wears very well even on smaller wrists and the thin case ensures that it can fit well under the shirt cuffs.
The Rose-Gold fits perfectly with the black dial with the typical tapisserie pattern creating an imposing yet discreet presence.