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New Release: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold Limited Edition

An exquisite finish on a classic design.
by Ryan Teoh on October 20, 2017

Audemars Piguet is the oldest fine watchmaking manufacturer still in the hands of its founding families, Audemars and Piguet. Founded in 1875, AP have produced some iconic pieces for the ages, and arguably the most iconic of them all would be that of the Royal Oak Series. This, of course, came from the legendary Gerald Genta back in 1970 and has proven itself to be a timeless design for AP 47 years on from its inception.

A gleaming rendition of the traditional Royal Oak design

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold Limited Edition

Following the success of Royal Oak Frosted Gold that was released in November 2016, Audemars Piguet are releasing a 200-piece limited edition Royal Oak Frosted Gold in a modern 41mm size. This exclusive piece features a 18-carat frosted white gold case and bracelet, glare-proof sapphire caseback, along with the trademark Grand Tapisserie dial and luminescent Royal Oak hands.

The trademark Grand Tapisserie dial is unobstructed and proudly put on display

The highly aesthetic frosted gold effect is otherwise known as a Florentine finish, which has been around for a number of decades but predominantly featured on smaller jewellery pieces. The texture is created by repeatedly marking the precious metal with a diamond tipped tool and this creates tiny indentations on the surface of the white gold to give the sparkle similar to that of precious stones.

The Florentine finish ensures ample light reflection from all angles

Applying this delicate technique to a larger piece such as the Royal Oak required the master craftsmen at Audemars Piguet to execute on a larger surface area, yet at the same time maintaining the sharp, clean lines that we have come to know and expect from the Royal Oak line. The result is a stunningly beautiful watch that blurs the line between jewellery and a timepiece thanks to its immaculately textured and finished case and bracelet.

The array of cufflinks available in 6 different colourways is sure to pair well with the AP Royak Oak Frosted Gold

With such a elegant yet sporty piece, AP has also released a series of cufflinks that are a faithful recreation of the trademark octagonal case and hexagonal screws that define the Royal Oak series. These come in a variety of colourways: Stainless Steel with blue/black/silver Tapisserie, Pink Gold with blue/black Tapisserie, and Yellow Gold with blue Tapisserie. With a choice of 6 colourways, the cufflinks are bound to match almost any suit that one chooses to wear with the Frosted Gold Royal Oak.

 

Technical Specifications

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold Limited Edition of 200 pieces

Case: Frosted 18-carat white gold with screw-down crown

Crystal: AR Sapphire crystal and caseback

Water-resistance: 50m

Dial: Blue Grand Tapisserie pattern, applied white gold hour markers and luminescent Royal Oak hands

Bracelet: Hammered 18-carat white gold bracelet with AP folding clasp

Functions: Hours, minutes, central seconds, date

 

Prices

Royal Oak Frosted Gold Limited Edition Watch: RRP SGD 77,200 incl. GST

Stainless Steel Cufflinks: SGD 2,000 incl. GST

Pink/Yellow Gold Cufflinks: SGD 5,500 incl. GST

Stainless Steel with Blue Tapisserie

 

Pink Gold with Blue Tapisserie

 

Yellow Gold with Blue Tapisserie

 

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