When brands’ discontinue their most popular models, you know you can expect a new iteration with an improved movement in no time. And so it is with Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak “Jumbo”: Following the recent discontinuation of the 15202 models, the Swiss manufacture now introduces the model’s latest iteration in the form of the 16202.
The Royal Oak Jumbo is also the direct descendant of the original Royal Oak, which was designed by Gerald Genta and launched in 1972 in a 39mm that was then deemed large (hence the “Jumbo” moniker, even though subsequent Royal Oak models were larger).
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Royal Oak, so it’s no surprise that AP is now launching four Jumbo models with its new, ultra-thin Calibre 7121. Here’s what you need to know about the launches in a nutshell.