Audemars Piguet And Vacheron Constantin, Important Updates For Steel Watches

Swiss traditional watchmaking troika, Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin, Audemars Piguet. Two of them are on display at Geneva. The steel watch of the PP, VC and AP troikas has always been the watch most players pay attention to. Because of the high positioning of the troika, the threshold for entry is high, and the steel price of the troika is always a hot target because of its relatively low price. This year, at the Geneva Watch Fair, Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, Vacheron Constantin Wool, and steel watches in the two major series are all new, especially the Royal Oak has major updates. Has an impact on players buying watches, need to focus on.

Royal Oak new 15500, 15500 is a replacement model of 15400.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 15500
 The rumor that the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 15400 was updated to 15500 before the show was confirmed to be true at the show, and the Royal Oak has been updated to the new 15500 on Audemars Piguet’s official website (15400 was launched in 2012). As the biggest hot watch of Audemars Piguet, 15400 became 15500, which received great attention from players. 15500 still maintains 41 mm, the main changes are as follows:

Details of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 15500 have been changed.
 1. The calendar is at 3 o’clock, and the time mark is cancelled at 3 o’clock.
 2. The luminous time scale is thickened (the length is slightly shortened).
 3. The scale is changed from the top of the checkered pattern to the outermost edge of the dial.
 4. Cancel the words AUTOMATIC on the panel.
 The AP logo at 5 and 12 o’clock is larger, and the distance between the letters A and P is increased.
 6. Replace the new 4302 automatic winding movement.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 15500 (left) vs. 15400 (right)
 As you can see, the appearance has been fine-tuned. The main change is that the new movement 4302 is better. Audemars Piguet’s new 4302 caliber replaces the 3120 caliber on the 15400. The 4302 caliber is increased to 28800, the power is increased to 70 hours, and the performance is improved compared to the 3120. The size of the 4302 movement is 32 mm, which is significantly larger than the 3120 movement of 26 mm. This time Audemars Piguet upgraded from 15400 to 15500, I feel that it is mainly for changing the movement.

Audemars Piguet 4302 movement
 Although the 15500 new model is launched, according to the current Audemars Piguet Royal Oak market and market conditions, although there are 15500, the 15400 market in circulation should not be affected. The reason is that the steel shell Royal Oak originally had more wolves and less meat, and the supply exceeded demand. 15400 is now scarce and 15500 are out, but as long as the supply cannot keep up, the problem cannot be solved. Therefore, the situation of Royal Oak 15400 and 15500 should be like the red and blue circle and blue and black circle of the Rolex five-bead chain. The new five-bead chain is circled red and blue, but it has not affected the blue-black circle market at all. The root of hot-fried watches is still in supply.
Vacheron Constantin

Vacheron Constantin’s new Wulu steel shell junior.
 In the past year, Wu Lu (56) is Vacheron Constantin’s most watched watch. The reason is that Vacheron Constantin’s Wulu series contains a steel three-pin. After the Vacheron Constantin Wulu series went on the market, the public price of this three-pin steel shell was 89,000, which is the lowest Vacheron Constantin and the only Vacheron Constantin with a public price of less than 100,000. However, from the actual situation, Vacheron Constantin did not supply a large number of three-pins of this steel case with a public price of only 89,000, but intended to control the supply. Maintain Vacheron Constantin’s overall high public price position. At this Geneva watch exhibition, Vacheron Constantin further expanded the scope of steel watches. In the Wulu series, a blue disk steel shell Wulu full-calendar moon phase, a blue disk steel shell Wulu junior pin, and the junior pin can also choose a steel chain.

Vacheron Constantin new Wulu steel shell full moon phase.
 The new blue disk steel case Wulu three-pin belt version has a public price of 89,000, and the steel belt version has an undecided price; the blue disk steel case Wulu has a monthly calendar price of 175,000. For players, Vacheron Constantin’s expansion of steel watches is good news. Vacheron Constantin now has a wide range of watches, Quedley, and Wu Lu. There are already a variety of steel watches available in multiple series. The lower-priced Wulu series may become the first Vacheron Constantin for many people in the future. Players can focus on.

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