Swiss Haute Horlogerie manufacturer Audemars Piguet is experimenting with technical materials aesthetics with its new take on the Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon GMT in shades of blue and grey. The brand takes inspiration from the past and is future-proofing the watch with design elements of the future and new production techniques.

Blending titanium and grey ceramic, the case is a contemporary frame for the cutting-edge open-worked movement ticking within. The sandblasted titanium case is complemented with a sandblasted grey ceramic bezel.

It has a hand-wound mechanism and comes with a 10-day power reserve.

The Royal Oak comes with a flying tourbillon and new functions. The movement is a Manufacture Calibre 2954. The dial reveals its two-tone openworked aesthetics.

Fully visible at 9 o’clock, the flying tourbillon is complemented by a crown position indicator at 6 o’clock and a second time-zone indicator at 3 o’clock. The movement’s blue bridges, also visible through the sapphire caseback, are matched by a blue rubber strap. The watch additionally comes with a black rubber strap.

Launched to celebrate the Royal Oak’s 30th anniversary. The Concept Flying Tourbillon GMT is a peek into the future.