In 1972, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak series was born, and a truly classic contemporary watch set a model for watches; in 1976, Jacqueline Dimier took Gérald Genta’s 1972 classic original Reinterpreted, creating the first Royal Oak series women’s watch. Until 2017, SIHH is both the 45th anniversary of Audemars Piguet Royal Oak and the 40th anniversary of the birth of the Royal Oak women’s watch. Audemars Piguet has made an inevitable trend on the Royal Oak, but the newly presented Royal Oak series FrostedGold “Frost Gold” The watch is really eye-catching, and the case with a special craft is sparkling, very eye-catching. The jewellery designer CarolinaBucci from Florence collaborated with Audemars Piguet to interpret the legendary design of the Royal Oak women’s watch in a modern way, and strive to create a brand new watch with brilliant sparkling rose gold material. (Watch model: 15454OR.GG.1259OR.01)
40 years of baptism followed by a legend
Audemars Piguet New Frost Gold Watch Rose Gold
Since it is called the Royal Oak series frost gold watch, that uniqueness is of course the ‘frost gold’. Many people will think at first glance that this is the effect of setting diamonds. In fact, otherwise, this is an ancient gilt process, also known as the Florentine process, which uses a tool with diamond on the top to hit the gold to produce a surface Extremely fine notches, giving a brilliant effect like a diamond. CarolinaBucci reinterprets this ancient craftsmanship with modern design, and it is incorporated into the fine watchmaking art by Audemars Piguet’s watchmakers, perfectly applied to the uniquely constructed Royal Oak case and strap.
Although the perspectives of CarolinaBucci and JacquelineDimier are different, the inherited design philosophy is to continue to innovate on the basis of retaining the classic elements of the Royal Oak series, and to create a brand-new watch with a design that highlights the feminine charm. The years have settled, Audemars Piguet can still continue to write legends and live on forever.
Breakthrough challenges take on a whole new look
The matte surface is more dazzling
‘Frost gold’ watch gives another layer of visual effect is matte. In recent years, CarolinaBucci has also emphasized the matte effect in product design, and this time Royal Oak is no exception. But how to retain the series of classic and simple line design while still using matte technology on its case and strap? This is a huge challenge for Audemars Piguet watchmakers. In addition, due to the unique tape structure, watchmakers need to consider the order of polishing and brushing. After months of trials, the craftsmen and Audemars Piguet of the CarolinaBucci workshop finally combined the unique texture created by the Florentine craftsmanship with the drawing and polishing of the Royal Oak case and strap, so that the surface is under light. Even more dazzling, and retains the softness and flexibility of this series of straps. In this way, without adding one point or one drop, the Royal Oak series watch has a new look and the complexity of the process is evident.
37mm diameter dial
Although the frost gold watch is a female watch, the case made of 18K rose gold has a diameter of 37mm, which is actually unisex. The mirror is made of anti-glare sapphire crystal. Even if it is illuminated by strong light, it does not prevent accurate reading time. The most iconic elements of the Royal Oak series are still retained, namely the eight hexagonal screws that fasten the octagonal bezel and the case, and the ‘frost gold’ rose gold and platinum screws of the bezel complement each other.
Integrated lugs and case
The lugs are still integrated with the case, and the overall structure is sharp.
Three-dimensional hour markers and Royal Oak hands
Of course, the classic design elements can not lack the unique ‘TAPISSERIE’ checkered decorative dial, creating a three-dimensional three-dimensional star effect. The silver-white dial is presented with rose gold fluorescent three-dimensional hour markers and Royal Oak series hands. With date display window.
Perfect cutting and sanding
After the iconic octagonal porthole bezel is cut and shaped, it requires 70 manual retouching procedures to polish and polish the eight bevels. The eight hexagonal platinum screws also need to be polished and polished. The polished case exudes a unique luster.
Small and exquisite crown
The small hexagonal rose gold crown is engraved with the word ‘AP’ on the top. This small crown alone has been polished through multiple processes. The watch is equipped with a folding clasp, which is also engraved with the ‘AP’ logo.
Transparent bottom cover
The bottom cover uses a transparent design, and 50m water resistance is more than enough for daily wear. It is equipped with Audemars Piguet Calibre 3120 self-winding movement, with a diameter of 26.00mm and a thickness of 4.26mm. It contains 40 rubies and provides a 60-hour power reserve.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak FrostedGold watch
Summary: without using a gemstone, it shines like a diamond. The resolute case contour is matched with gorgeous rose gold. The softness and beauty are strong and handsome. Gold is also one of the popular trends this year. Obviously, this Audemars Piguet Royal Oak series The frosted gold watch caught up to this trend. Although this frosted gold watch is more like a style launched for women, the special craftsmanship and quite modern modern style have made many men dream of it. The heart-warming watch friends can look forward to it together. (Photo / text watch home Sun Fangfang)