▶ Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel, Black Skeleton, Stainless Steel, REVIEW – 15407ST

Hey guys. This is Kevin over at jaztime.com and today we're going to be doing a review on a completely brand new
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, Openworked Black Skeleton watch. The model number for this watch is 15407ST dot OO 1220ST dot 01. Of course we'll have a link to the watch and a description below. Alright, so the watch came
straight from the dealer in this beautiful little
Audemars Piguet's carrying case. As we open it up. There we are. Skeletonized watch sitting on a pillow. Absolutely gorgeous watch. Okay, so as with all my video formats, we're gonna be going in
categories of the pricing, dial, bezel, case, crown, bracelet, clasp, and we'll talk about the
movement towards the end as the movement in this watch
specifically is very special. So, let's go ahead and
talk about the price first. So if you can get this
watch from an authorized Audemars Piguet retailer,
you're looking at a retail price of $44,100, where of course,
this watch is in high demand right now, so you're
probably looking at a pricing over the retail pricing. For the most up-to-date pricing, you can check out our
website at JazTime.com where we have the most up-to-date pricing and we try to be as
competitive as possible.

Okay, so let's go ahead and
move right into the dial. So as you can see, the
dial is skeletonized, meaning that you can view the entirely hand-finished movement
just from the front facing. We have the beautiful
golden balanced bridge at the eight o'clock position. This balance wheel you see
that's spinning currently is what makes this Audemars
Piguet skeleton very unique as it is a newer style movement with something called a dual balance and dual balance or two balance wheels.

We'll talk a little bit
more about that later in the video. For now, let's go ahead and take a look at the other parts,
the pieces to the dial. So the outer edge, we
have a beautiful gray sort of outer edge of
the dial with indices. Indices for the hour markers
are luminous so they do glow in the dark for up to eight hours. But not only that, the
hour markers are fashioned in 18 carat rose gold, or as AP likes to call it, pink gold. That's to prevent any tarnishing. The hands matches that as well being the hour and minute
hand, seconds hand also being that pink gold as well.

You can still see the sliver of white throughout the whole hour
hand and the minute hand and that's for, once again, luminosity, so you have easier
viewing of it in the dark. Besides that, the main focus of the watch, as I said, is the
skeletonization so you can see that very very beautiful
hand finished movement. Alright, moving on the the bezel now. Bezel is a very simple
octagonal, not octagonal but hexagonal bezel with
a nice satin finish, brushed here at the top portion of the bezel where we have
these hexagonal h screws and a nice high polish to
add a nice little contrast to that satin finish.

Not only that, the edges
or the sides of the bezel, you can see a nice high polish as well to give it a little bit
more of a frontal view of that shine so it's very eye catching, not only just focused on dial overall but trying to sort of center the focus of that dial very nicely. Okay? Moving on to the case now. The case is a 41 millimeter case size. So from my index finger to my thumb, that's 41 millimeters in diameter. On the side profile of
the case you can see a nice satin finish on
the side of the case with a nice trimming of high polish along the edge of the case, as you can see patterns all the way throughout the bracelet as well.

On the other side, same thing. Nice satin finish. Trimming of high polish as well. AP name logo on the crown itself. One thing to mention is
the thickness of the watch is actually not too thick. It's from my index
finger to my thumb here. That's 9.9 millimeters of thickness. So will fit under suit cuffs,
dress cuffs very nicely. Moving on to the crown now. The crown is a simple screwed down crown. It simply unwinds as so,
going counter clockwise, opening to the standard position. The standard position is
where you can wind the watch about 15 to 20 clockwise
winds is all you need to get the watch started once more.

Simply tugging the crown
out to the next position will allow you to set the time,
of course, bi-directionally. And it also stops the seconds hand. As you can see, it's stopped
at the 15 second mark. And that allows for precise time-saving such as doing the time o'clock online. You can set it down to the exact seconds to get that very very precise timing. Pressing the crown back in
will start the seconds hands and actually starts up
the balance wheel as well, as you'll see. Pretty cool. Always make sure screw
the crown nice and tight in against the case as
you wanna keep this watch water-resistant for 50 meters, which is roughly about 166 feet. Okay, let's go ahead and
move onto the bracelet now. So as you can see from the case, the bracelet tapers very
nicely from the first starting of the first lug, all the way throughout.

We do have a sticker here. I'm actually going to peel off a sticker. This does not make it
not brand-new anymore. Not to worry. So let me go ahead and take
this green sticker off, show you the beauty of this bracelet and also the clasp as well. So as you can see, brand-spanking new. So once again, very beautiful tapering to have that overall nice feel
of it sitting on your wrist. Tapers down beautifully. Satin finish on each lug connected by a nice satin finish portion as well. And it patterns throughout
the whole bracelet as you can see from the side view. The clasp is just a very simple clasp. It's AP folding clasp. It just opens up like
a butterfly deployment. We have the AP name embossed
onto the clasp blades. Nicely satin finish with
trimmings of highly polish on the sides of it. So closed up. That's how the bracelet looks. There's a clasp hidden
behind the bracelet. And opened up. Show you that once more. Okay. Alright, so let's go ahead and move on to the case back now and the movement.