Audemars Piguet Presents The Royal Oak ‘frost Gold’ Watch

Audemars Piguet, a Swiss watchmaker, presents the Royal Oak Frosted Gold watch in tribute to the 40th anniversary of the birth of the Royal Oak women’s watch. Audemars Piguet teamed up with Florence jewellery designer Carolina Bucci to interpret the legendary design of the Royal Oak women’s watch in a modern way.

In 2016, Audemars Piguet paid tribute to the creation of extraordinary female designers over the years: In 1976, Jacqueline Dimier reinterpreted the classic 1972 original of Gérald Genta to create the first Royal Oak women’s watch; Today, the Royal Oak series ‘Frost Gold’ watch is brilliantly presented in the unique interpretation of jewelry designer Carolina Bucci.

The Royal Oak series ‘Frost Gold’ watch embodies Audemars Piguet’s tradition of crafting high-end jewellery. Through the ancient gold-plating process, also known as the Florentine process, it achieves a brilliant visual effect. Carolina Bucci reinterprets this ancient craftsmanship with modern design, and it is incorporated into the fine watchmaking art by Audemars Piguet, which is perfectly applied to the uniquely constructed Royal Oak case and strap.

The unique texture created by the Florence craftsmanship is perfectly combined with the brushing and polishing of the Royal Oak case and strap, which also becomes an opportunity for cooperation between the two parties.

Carolina Bucci’s workshop has been using Florentine craftsmanship to create jewelry for decades. The workshop hit diamonds with tools with diamonds on the top, creating extremely fine notches on the surface, showing a diamond-like brilliant effect. In recent years, Carolina Bucci has emphasized the matte effect in product design and has been widely used in the design of bracelets and pendants.

The challenge for Audemars Piguet watchmakers is to use matte technology on the case and strap of the Royal Oak watch, and to retain this classic and simple line design. In addition, because of the unique tape structure, watchmakers need to consider the order of polishing and drawing processes at the same time. Carolina Bucci’s craftsmen and Audemars Piguet watchmakers have conducted months of experiments to make the surface more bright under the light and retain the softness and flexibility of the Royal Oak series strap. This is a complex and elaborate craftsmanship: it does not add one point, does not reduce one cent, but it makes the Royal Oak watch a new look.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak series women’s watches have settled for over 40 years. The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak series ‘Frost Gold’ watch aims to highlight Audemars Piguet’s insistence on continuous innovation and pay tribute to the classic models designed by Jacqueline Dimier. As one of the few modern women’s watch designers, Jacqueline Dimier’s design style for Audemars Piguet still influences Audemars Piguet’s watch design philosophy.

Jacqueline Dimier joined Audemars Piguet in 1975. Her first work is a new interpretation of the Royal Oak series watch designed by Jero Zunda into a modern watch for women. Jacqueline Dimier did not weaken the classic toughness of this model, but showed the rich characteristics of the Royal Oak series with a unique design language, and created a lighter, rounder look through the beautiful and harmonious size ratio.

This coincides with the concept of Carolina Bucci. Although she and Jacqueline Dimier have different era perspectives, they adhere to the same design concept of the Royal Oak series: creating a new model with a feminine design and retaining the Royal Oak series. Classic elements.
Today, Audemars Piguet combines the classic design of Jacqueline Dimier with the modern methods of Carolina Bucci, combining modern watchmaking and jewellery manufacturing techniques, and presents the Royal Oak series ‘Frost Gold’ watch-40 years of baptism, a classic legend Over time.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak ‘Frost Gold’ Watch-37mm Rose Gold
Number: 15454OR.GG.1259OR.01
Movement: Calibre 3120 self-winding, self-winding movement, diameter 26.60 mm (11 ¾ francs), thickness 4.26 mm, balance frequency 21,600 times / hour (3 Hz), 40 rubies, 280 parts, power reserve 60 hour
Case: 18K rose gold case, ‘Frost Gold’ process, diameter 37 mm, with anti-glare treatment sapphire crystal glass and case back, waterproof to 50 meters
Dial: silver dial, engraved with ‘Grande Tapisserie’ large checkered decoration, with rose gold fluorescent hour markers and Royal Oak hands.
Strap: 18K rose gold strap, ‘frost gold’ processing, with ‘AP’ folding clasp
Functions: hours, minutes, central seconds, date display

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak ‘Frost Gold’ Watch-33mm Rose Gold
Number: 67653OR.GG.1263OR.01
Movement: Calibre 2713 quartz movement, diameter 18.39 mm (8 ¼ francs), thickness 2.20 mm, 7 rubies, quartz frequency 32,768 Hz
Case: 18K rose gold case, ‘frost gold’ process, diameter 33 mm, with anti-glare treatment sapphire crystal glass and case back, water-resistant to 50 meters
Dial: Silver dial, engraved with ‘Grande Tapisserie’, with rose gold fluorescent hour markers and Royal Oak hands
Strap: 18K rose gold strap, ‘frost gold’ processing, with ‘AP’ folding clasp
Function: hour, minute, date display

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak ‘Frost Gold’ Watch-37mm White Gold
Number: 15454BC.GG.1259BC.01
Movement: Calibre 3120 self-winding, self-winding movement, diameter 26.60 mm (11 ¾ francs), thickness 4.26 mm, balance frequency 21,600 times / hour (3 Hz), 40 rubies, 280 parts, power reserve 60 hour
Case: 18K white gold case, ‘Frost Gold’ process, diameter 37 mm, with anti-glare treatment sapphire crystal glass and case back, water-resistant to 50 meters
Dial: rhodium dial, engraved with ‘Grande Tapisserie’ large plaid decoration, with white gold three-dimensional hour markers and Royal Oak hands
Strap: 18K white gold strap, ‘frost gold’ processing, with ‘AP’ folding clasp
Functions: hours, minutes, central seconds, date display

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak ‘Frost Gold’ Watch-33mm White Gold
Number: 67653BC.GG.1263BC.01
Movement: Calibre 2713 quartz movement, diameter 18.39 mm (8 ¼ francs), thickness 2.20 mm, 7 rubies, quartz frequency 32,768 Hz
Case: 18K white gold case, ‘frost gold’ process, diameter 33 mm, with anti-glare treatment sapphire crystal glass, water-resistant to 50 meters
Dial: rhodium dial, engraved with ‘Grande Tapisserie’ large plaid decoration, with white gold three-dimensional hour markers and Royal Oak hands
Strap: 18K white gold strap ‘Frost Gold’ process, with ‘AP’ folding clasp
Function: hour, minute, date display

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