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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold 41mm Watch Watch Releases

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold 41mm Watch Watch Releases

During SIHH 2016, Audemars Piguet released two Royal Oak Frosted Gold watches – a 33mm quartz version and a 37mm automatic one. For those who enjoy some bling in their watches and a larger case size, the brand has a added a 41mm limited edition option, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold 41mm watch, to the line.

Audemars Piguet’s press release wasn’t just clear about this, as they predicted this new Royal Oak RD#2 Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin “the thinnest self-winding perpetual calendar on the market today.” They also known as the movement listing thin at 2.89mm thick. Both of these pieces of information explained that while the movement was record thin, there could have been a second jelqing perpetual calendar watch made before that, all cased up, which was thinner than this 6.30mm thick Royal Oak case.When checking up with this through the one on one demonstration, I had been advised that nope this really is the thinnest automatic everlasting — which holds true for both the uncased movement as well as the cased-up watch itself. I personally do not care too much for such documents until things start getting ridiculous (such as they did with the 2mm thick cased-up Piaget that I’ll cover shortly). A record is always striking, but various different features and components should in my own mind be equally as, if not more important than attaining a more compact number.More interesting than “record-shattering” thinness is the way Audemars Piguet achieved it. As it turns out, the RD#2’s design process started from the outside: it was Giulio Papi of Audemars Piguet skunkworks APR&P who first sketched the layout of the dial and it was only after this, that they started engineering the motion layout. That’s not how this is generally performed, and not when it concerns the degrees of complexity of a perpetual calendar… But I assume when you have extensive experience and a list of accomplishments under your belt such as Giulio Papi does, you begin searching for new challenges.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold 41mm Watch Watch Releases

The “frosted gold” used in the making of the case and the bracelet is prepared using a hammering technique by Italian jeweler, Carolina Bucci. The metal is frosted after the components are shaped but before assembly, much like other decorative techniques. For those of you who are curious, Audemars Piguet has a short video which shows a few fleeting seconds of the process underway here – note that this isn’t done by a wise, old watchmaker behind a desk but by an efficient machine.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold 41mm Watch Watch Releases

Sometimes one can get lost in the seductive illusion that more is done by hand than, in reality, is possible with certain techniques and modern expectations for tolerances. The frosting gives the gold a shiny effect similar to that of having diamond powder on the surface, just less reflective. The bezel edges are polished and case edges beveled for some additional pop in between the frosting, and the caseband is brushed (perhaps there is such a thing as too much bling). The “frosted” finishing is not often seen in cases (movement parts and dials, more often), which makes this an interesting and unusual look that should probably be viewed in person to determine just how attractive/wearable/masculine/blingy or otherwise it is. Aside from the use of the frosted gold, this is essentially the blue-dial version of the time-only Royal Oak that we’ve come to know in various forms over the years since Gerald Genta designed it.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold 41mm Watch Watch Releases

While the previous smaller variants were offered in white and rose gold, this 41mm Royal Oak will only be available in white gold. It has the blue tapisserie dial with a matching blue date window. I always thought the Royal Oak shined best with a blue (not white) dial. The hands and applied markers are gold, of course, and filled with a sliver of Super-LumiNova to make the watch legible at night. The bracelet is the familiar and very comfortable design. Like the 37mm frosted gold sibling, it is powered by the automatic caliber 3120, which offers 60 hours of power reserve, beats at 3Hz, and has the customary, solid 22ct gold, decorated monobloc rotor – all of which is visible through a display caseback.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold 41mm Watch Watch Releases

Those wanting to stock up on some bling will have to hurry as the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak No 0043 Replica Royal Oak Frosted Gold 41mm is limited to 200 pieces only. If you happen to miss out, you could always console yourself by purchasing a set of Royal Oak cufflinks that the brand released with the watch. The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold 41mm is available at retailers and boutiques for $55,000 and a pair of the cufflinks will set you back $4,200 for the gold and $1,600 for steel. audemarspiguet.com