Back in November 2016, as a feature of the pre-SIHH 2017 uncover, Audemars Piguet presented an astonishing and astounding rendition of its significant Royal Oak, the Frosted Gold adaptation . This watch included a superb surface completing known as gold pounding or icing. What’s more, even with its 37mm case, we disclosed to you why, as men, we additionally enjoyed it. Anyway that was without realizing that the brand had something significantly more manly as a top priority, as that equivalent surface treatment has now been applied in a men’s form, with the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold 41mm… And that comes alongside redesigned Royal Oak Cufflinks (and we as a whole ability cool they are).
The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold 41mm 15410BC
While I generally will in general say that the 37mm version of the Royal Oak shouldn’t be viewed as a women just model, as plainly it looks ideal for a man with more modest wrists, what Audemars Piguet has today makes no uncertainty on why frosted gold isn’t simply a ladylike alternative. Since it is currently highlighted on the hearty 41mm Ref. 15400 rendition of the Royal Oak – and to ensure no disarray is conceivable, the pounded case is made of white gold, and matched with a dark blue dial – like the vibe of the standard steel variant for men. However, the main detail here is about this “frosted” surface.
The strategy utilized here is named icing, gold pounding or Florentine technique. To test and take a stab at models, Audemars Piguet and Carolina Bucci (the jewellery planner behind this thought of a Royal Oak Frosted) started with the antique manual arrangement, with a diamond-bested apparatus (a procedure as often as possible utilized in jewellery). While, from the outset, the surface was made by hand (by beating the gold with a precious stone tipped tool), to make the main models (as found in the authority pictures of the 37mm adaptation ), the brand at last accomplished the improvement of a more industrialized measure to build exactness and to ensure this surface could be applied in a commercial watches. The principle challenge was to make this frosted completion, just on level surfaces (top of the bezel, top of the case, top of the bracelet) without modifying the remainder of the case and its sharp points and cleaned or brushed surfaces.
The result is a shining surface, with a lopsided granularity and render, which feels both extremely delicate under the eye, and shockingly harsh when contacted – something which truth be told goes very well with the Royal Oak; a fragile, severe, energetic and haute-Horlogerie watch… obviously, the look isn’t the most circumspect one and the style is somewhat not the same as a normal Royal Oak 15400, yet it is an intriguing piece.
The rest of this Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold 41mm 15410BC is like a standard 15400, with similar measurements, same generally speaking plan, it is made in 18K white gold, with blue-conditioned “Grande Tapisserie” dial and Royal Oak hands with radiant covering, and a similar type 3120, with programmed winding. This Royal Oak Frosted Gold 41mm 15410BC is a Limited Edition of 200 pieces. Taking into account that the 37mm is estimated at EUR 56,100, you can anticipate that this 41mm version should be north of EUR 60,000.
Specifications: 41mm width x 9.8mm thickness – 18k pounded white gold – sapphire gem on the two sides – 50m water safe – blue guilloche dial – Caliber 3120, 3Hz recurrence, 60h force save, programmed, hours, minutes, seconds, 22K gold rotor – 18k white gold bracelet.
The Redesigned Royal Oak Cufflinks
In expansion to this Royal Oak Frosted Gold 41mm, Audemars Piguet likewise acquaints some new adornments with pair with your Royal Oak: a few sleeve buttons. Without being a complete need, these may be probably the coolest extras you can consider when wearing a Royal Oak. Audemars Piguet invigorates its assortment with six new combines of Royal Oak cufflinks:
The assortment comprises three variants in treated steel with either a blue, dark or silver “Tapisserie” design in the middle. Likewise, two variants in pink gold with blue or dark “Tapisserie” in the middle will be accessible. Furthermore, to wrap things up, one variant in yellow gold with a blue “Tapisserie” design in the middle will be advertised. It implies that for every Royal Oak (whether 15400 or 15202), there will be the committed pair of sleeve buttons. Obviously, these sleeve fasteners utilize two of the most significant qualities of the watch: the octagonal shape (with vertical brushed level surface, cleaned angle and brushed flanks, much the same as the watch) and the hexagonal screws (always in white metal).
More subtleties on www.audemarspiguet.com .