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Audemars Piguet launches the Royal Oak Frosted Gold...
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Audemars Piguet launches the Royal Oak Frosted Gold Carolina Bucci

Thursday, 08 November 2018
By The FHH Journal editors
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Audemars Piguet is introducing a limited-edition version of the Royal Oak Frosted Gold, designed in collaboration with the Italian jeweller Carolina Bucci. This 37mm interpretation in yellow gold replaces the habitual Tapisserie pattern with a silver-toned mirror dial.

Carolina Bucci’s original 2016 Frosted Gold design celebrated 40 years of Royal Oak for women. With this limited edition of 300 pieces, her design evolves in new directions. For the first time, the “diamond dust” finish appears in yellow gold—the designer’s favourite version of this precious metal. There’s novelty in the packaging as well, with a mirrored box bearing a Frosted Gold AP insignia. This mirrored box is also designed by Carolina Bucci, who believes in pulling out luxury watch packaging from the back of the closet to put it on display.

Royal Oak Frosted Gold Carolina Bucci © Audemars Piguet
Royal Oak Frosted Gold Carolina Bucci © Audemars Piguet

Above all, being almost without precedent in the annals of the Manufacture, this mirrored dial is stunning. Carolina Bucci explains her inspiration with a certain, yet unexpected, creative logic: “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.”

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