Following the success of the Royal Oak Frosted Gold launched in November 2016, Audemars Piguet now unveils the new Royal Oak Frosted Gold Limited Edition 41mm of 200 pieces, boasting the following features: 18-carat white gold case and bracelet, glareproofed sapphire crystal caseback, blue toned “Grande Tapisserie” dial and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating.
Meticulously crafted, effortlessly worn, the Florentine finish adorning the Royal Oak Frosted Gold is a textured surface decoration on precious metal invented decades ago, predominantly on smaller jewellery pieces. By beating the gold with a diamond tipped tool, it created tiny indentations on the surface that gave a sparkle effect similar to that of precious stones, like diamond dust.
The challenge for Audemars Piguet’s craftsmen was to apply this surface treatment technique across the case and bracelet of the watch without altering the clean lines that define the Royal Oak’s form. Then the original gradating bracelet construction also demanded that the order in which the rest of the finishing (polishing and satin finish) is executed be reconsidered. It is a very delicate alchemy to operate: nothing is added, nothing is removed, but the watch is transformed.
ROYAL OAK FROSTED GOLD LIMITED EDITION OF 200 PIECES – 41 mm
Frosted 18-carat white gold case, glareproofed sapphire crystal and caseback, screw-locked crown, water-resistant to 50m.
Blue dial with “Grande Tapisserie” pattern, white gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating
Hammered 18-carat white gold bracelet with AP folding clasp.
About Audemars Piguet
Audemars Piguet is the oldest fine watchmaking manufacturer still in the hands of its founding families (Audemars and Piguet). Since 1875, the company has written some of the finest chapters in the history of Haute Horlogerie, including a number of world firsts. In the Vallée de Joux, at the heart of the Swiss Jura, numerous masterpieces are created in limited series embodying a remarkable degree of horological perfection, including daring sporty models, classic and traditional timepieces, splendid ladies’ jewellery-watches, as well as one-of-a-kind creations.