The most recent addition to Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak collection came in 2019 with the release of the reference 15500. Accommodating the tastes of younger, discerning buyers of the modern era, the iconic luxury sports watch is now produced in modern proportions, measuring a more imposing 41 mm in diameter, and 10.4 mm thick. Just like the 15202 upon its release, the 15500 is produced solely in stainless steel and rose gold.
Most notably, this updated Royal Oak is differentiated by the new caliber 4302 movement which sits beneath a more minimalistic albeit familiar “Grand Tapisserie” dial. Beating at 4 Hz instead of 3 Hz, this advanced in-house movement first saw use in three-hand variants of the CODE 11.59, and boasts far more advanced specifications, including a sizable 70 hours of power reserve.