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Reinventing the Royal Oak Frosted Gold

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Audemars Piguet

Audemars Piguet’s New Royal Oak Frosted Gold Carolina Bucci Limited Edition: Made in the Image of a Contemporary Woman

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 29 November, 2018, 1:34pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 29 November, 2018, 1:34pm

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Audemars Piguet’s iconic Royal Oak Frosted Gold is now available in yellow gold with a mirrored dial just in time for the holiday season.

Glittering yellow Frosted Gold

The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold was a big hit when it was launched in 2016 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Royal Oak for women. Carolina Bucci, fourth-generation fine jeweller, designed the first Royal Oak Frosted Gold in response to a challenge from Audemars Piguet, using her signature Florentine finish on the watch’s case and bracelet. The “diamond dust” finish comes from hours of meticulous micro-hammering that creates an extraordinary but discreet effect for women who looks for subtlety.

The Royal Oak Frosted Gold comes back, this time in yellow gold - Carolina Bucci’s favourite version of this precious metal - in a limited edition of 300 pieces worldwide.

A smooth reflection on the dial

Carolina Bucci replaced the trademark “Tapisserie” Royal Oak dial with an attention-grabbing, shiny, silver-toned mirror - a real technical challenge.

As Carolina Bucci explains, “with the first Frosted Gold design, I took the perfection of the Royal Oak case and bracelet and ‘roughed them up’ a little, juxtaposing the perfectly imperfect Florentine finish with Swiss watchmaking precision. Now I’m doing the opposite, taking the textured surface of the ‘Tapisserie’ dial and flattening it out into a perfectly smooth mirror. The motive for both is to create something interesting and unpredictable. It’s a fresh take on an icon made in the image of a contemporary woman.”

“The mirror is always interacting with its environment, ever-changing according to what clothes you’re wearing, the décor of the room, the lighting, the time of the day, the weather. I know women with a great eye for keynote accessories who are going to love this,” she adds. The mirrored dial can also be very practical for a quick and discreet touch up on the go.

Matching the mirrored dial is a mirrored box bearing a Frosted Gold AP insignia equally designed by Carolina Bucci, who believes in displaying luxury watch packaging, rather than hiding them in the back of the closet.

An ideal fit for all wrists and looks

With a case measuring 37mm, this perfectly proportioned timepiece fits all wrists and occasions.

Radiating femininity, this watch is fitting for all hours, from a meeting during the day to a cocktail in the evening, complementing your outfit with a stylish touch.