Audemars Piguet has 8 New Royal Oak Watches for Women
Royal Oak Selfwinding Chronograph
Developed by the Manufacture’s artisans, the dial displays a range of purple hues that dance and change in the light. The amethysts decorating the bezel match the tones of the purple dial to perfection. The new lavender-hued 18-karat pink-gold tapisserie dial surrounded by baguette-cut amethysts is beautifully made. Beneath the surface, it is powered by the Caliber 2385 with chronograph, hours, minutes, small seconds and date functions. Its caseback has been sandblasted and satin-finished. Fittingly, this timepiece will only be available for purchase at Audemars Piguet boutiques ($81,900).
Royal Oak Frosted Gold Selfwinding 34 mm
The new white-gold 34 mm Selfwinding Royal Oak accented in a frosted finish, offers a weightier proposition with a touch more flash. The Italian designer has been outfitting Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oaks in her signature technique—a Florentine execution using a diamond-tipped tool to create indentations in the surface—since 2016. It has been an ongoing hit, showing up on everything from more complicated timepieces like a white-gold/purple-dial Selfwinding Chronograph and a white-gold Openworked Double Balance Wheel to 33 mm white-gold and yellow-gold quartz models or a yellow-gold 37 mm reference with a mirrored dial. Also equipped with the Caliber 5800, this version ($49,400) sports a baby blue PVD-coated tapisserie dial that complements its icy-looking exterior.
Black Ceramic Royal Oak Selfwinding
The refined aesthetic of this black model in 34 mm is enhanced with pink gold accents for a subtle two-tone contrast. Timeless and versatile, the black hues will seamlessly complement the unique style of its wearer. It is topped off with 18-karat pink-gold hour markers, hands and screws, as well as a matching oscillating weight in the same material ($45,200).
Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Openwork Rainbow
The attention to detail at the heart of these timepieces and their interplay of colours, materials and refined decorations draw inspirations from diverse worlds, including Haute Joaillerie and Haute Couture. Rainbow watches have become all the rage with nearly every watchmaker racing to put their signature stamp on the exploding trend. Audemars Piguet, however, can lay claim to some of the most ornate iterations on the market. The 41 mm will set you back $118,500, while the 37 mm are $100,500 each. All five rainbows will be available in October.
My inspiration for the shoot was to think about the way the watch was made and its different materials and then think about how the woman is made, what is part of her personality, what is her character, who she is… fashion has always intrigued me as well in that sense, building your character. I love this idea that people wear part of themselves visually, so the people can show on their bodies what they desire inside.Harley Weir