As the ladies Royal Oak celebrates its 40th anniversary, Audemars Piguet unveils the new Royal Oak Frosted Gold. A shining reinvention of an iconic design, this contemporary timepiece was created in collaboration with Florentine jewellery designer, Carolina Bucci. In 2016, the Le Brassus Manufacture honours the style and character of the female designers who have contributed to the Royal Oak legacy: from Jacqueline Dimier who reinterpreted Gerald Genta’s initial 1972 Royal Oak and imagined the first Royal Oak for women in 1976, to Carolina Bucci today.

The defining feature of the Royal Oak Frosted Gold remains its shimmering sparkle, which in turn evolves from a surface treatment process rooted in ancient gold hammering, known as the Florentine technique. Carolina Bucci has reinterpreted this technique in jewellery design, while Audemars Piguet’s experts developed it into a horological craft suited to the unique case and bracelet construction of the Royal Oak.

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