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Perhaps this is a totally foolish question, but how the screws in the RO bezel end up perfectly flush and aligned? Or are they not really screws?
The "screw part" that turns is in the back. There is a hexagon shaped hole in the bezel which holds the tops in place.
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Since I am not an expert in all things RO, I have a question for you experts..

This doesn't appear to have the Petite Tapisserie that I am used to seeing on the 15202.

The face looks more akin to the Grand Tapisserie on the 15300/15400

Can someone help me out here and drop some knowledge?

I am sure @Dino944 can offer some expertise.

As others mentioned below, Alpyigit's RO is in fact a 15202 Jumbo.  But it was the model in production prior to 2012.  If you look below there are several differences mentioned.  I prefer the petite Clou de Paris, but the slightly larger is very nice also.  I think the one thing that held me back from purchasing the previous model was I didn't really love the Arabic 5 minute hour markers around the dial and the corresponding shorter stick markers. 

 

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The new 15202 (Dino's) has the petite tapisserie dial, whereas the older 15202 has a slightly larger tapisserie dial. The new 15202 has a dial that mimics that of the original RO, whereas the iteration prior to the most recent version had a slightly larger tapisserie dial. I hope that helps!

If you notice, the version that alpyigit owns also has minute markers around the dial, as well as a white rather than slate blue date wheel. The location of the AP logo is also different.

All correct.  In addition, the older version also has a white outline around the date window, and the hour markers are a tad shorter than on the current model.  It also has a different shape rotor with a skeletonized "AP" that is more rounded and maybe decorative.  The current model, the AP on the rotor mimicks the AP logo and the outer edge of the rose gold rotor has a petite Clou de Paris.  In addition, the old style like Alpygit has was offered with a dark gray dial, white/silver dial, salmon color dial, and a blue dial (but a different shade of blue than the 2012 15202).  The 2012 15202 has only been offered with a dark blue dial and the color has changed to a different shade of blue within the last year or so.  In addition, the bracelet of the 2012 models is something like 1mm thicker, which I prefer.  Some people lament the thinner bracelet as having a more mesh like velvety feel around the wrist, but I prefer the thicker bracelet for durability.  In addition, in terms of beauty, he has the more elegant sculpted folding AP symbol inside his clasp, mine is the simpler flat butterfly clasp with double pushers as a safety mechanism.  The old folding AP symbol while more elegant, was never as comfortable for me, and I wasn't as crazy about its single pusher safety mechanism.  

 

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That model is a bit older than the current 15202. The current version does not have the minutes track behind the markers, either. I believe the current Jumbo is a "40th Anniv." edition.
Dino?

It was released in a form very similar to the original 5402 "A series RO, to celebrate the 40th anniversary.  Some people call it the 40th Anniversary RO, although I do not believe AP officially calls it that as they are still making it today, although the dial color changed at some point in 2013.  

 

Here is a brief glimpse of the 15202 model that was released during the 40th year anniversary of the RO

 

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I know this one! ^^

 

They are the nuts, just slotted to look like screws.  If you think about it, a hexagonal screw could not turn in a hexagonal hole.  The (round) screws are screwed into these hexagonal nuts from inside the case.

 

I think.

 

Edit: too slow. :)

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^^ They go through the entire case. You can see them from the back.

Dino, BK... have a back shot handy?
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It was released in a form very similar to the original 5402 "A series RO, to celebrate the 40th anniversary.  Some people call it the 40th Anniversary RO, although I do not believe AP officially calls it that as they are still making it today, although the dial color changed at some point in 2013.

Are there any comparison pics of the colour difference floating around?
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Are there any comparison pics of the colour difference floating around?
Definitely. Out on the web somewhere.
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I saw one recently on a business contact's wrist...stunning as in the pics, but man it's thin. Which sounds obvious, but really makes it twice as stunning after seeing the chunky mainstream RO and ROO lines in their current form.  A very different piece.

 

Anyway, talking of blue things...and as a cleansing antidote to HM's Omega horror two pages back (sorry dude, but it is!), here's something I was flirting with earlier:

 

 

Calling @Betelgeuse: you must try this.  Also possibly the GMT Chrono version (of the AT, not the PO), and the Day-Date too.  All blue, all pretty, not a 3 o'clock date in sight.  Contenders?

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^^ They go through the entire case. You can see them from the back.

Dino, BK... have a back shot handy?

 

Yes, please see above.  I took that one a while ago, but you can see the screws in the back.  You can also see the protective plastic on back.

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Are there any comparison pics of the colour difference floating around?

The new color blue is a much darker.  I don't think it plays with the light quite as much as the color from 2012. I love how the color of mine changes a bit with lighting conditions.  I've seen images on the web.  Look around.  

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Anyway, talking of blue things...and as a cleansing antidote to HM's Omega horror two pages back (sorry dude, but it is!), here's something I was flirting with earlier:

 

 

Calling @Betelgeuse: you must try this.  Also possibly the GMT Chrono version (of the AT, not the PO), and the Day-Date too.  All blue, all pretty, not a 3 o'clock date in sight.  Contenders?

Lovely color blue, but I hate the dial.  IMHO, its far too busy.  They should have skipped the Arabic 5 min markers around the outer edge of the dial.  I also don't like having a date in between the GMT markings.  For me, way too much happening on this watch. 

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Hmm.  I get you.  They could have skipped the Arabic minute markers and dropped the date to the bottom.  Except in the 43mm case, the movement's probably not big enough.  40mm case would probably be nicer anyway.

 

Dino craps successfully on another one.

 

:lol:

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holy crap, alpyigit! (Click to show)
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A few recent pix..

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Haha...doesn't mess about, this guy, does he?  I miss his Monegasque for him, though.  I loved that watch with a strong vicarious passion.

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Definitely. Out on the web somewhere.
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The new color blue is a much darker.  I don't think it plays with the light quite as much as the color from 2012. I love how the color of mine changes a bit with lighting conditions.  I've seen images on the web.  

Alright, found some pics on a Turkish forum. Was expecting to prefer the darker colour as I think the lighter one almost looks too bright in some of the well lit pics, but in all the comparison shots I found I actually like the lighter one more. Also, the thinner logo font is more appealing to me on the lighter one.



Now, if they'd just slap a white date dial in the 2012 model (with the numbers font from the 5402), I'd have a Grail satisfied.gif
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Lovely color blue, but I hate the dial.  IMHO, its far too busy.  They should have skipped the Arabic 5 min markers around the outer edge of the dial.  I also don't like having a date in between the GMT markings.  For me, way too much happening on this watch. 

 

I agree with all of this.  I am partial to the GMT markers on the bezel but the AT is a smooth bezel watch.  Hell the AT with just a day counter in blue looks pretty good.

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