Audemars Piguet: Lucky Number

by Pressroom

The iconic eight-sided Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding in 37mm makes a grand entrance with lavish new colours and gemstones.

This season, we welcome the return of a modern icon – the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak – in lavish new finery, specifically a cool white gold with graded pink gemstones, and a warm pink gold with fiery gemstones.

Originally designed by Gerald Genta and launched in 1972, the Royal Oak quickly became known for its distinctive octagonal bezel with its 8 hexagonal screws. With its almost brutalist steel case, “Tapisserie” dial and integrated bracelet, the Royal Oak overturned the prevailing codes of the time, and became truly the first luxury steel sports watch to dominate the market.

This luxe new edition of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding in 37mm features two versions of 18k pink and white gold cases paved with 124 brilliant-cut diamonds, and a “Grand Tapisserie” dial with applied 18-carat gold hour-markers and hands.

The pink gold bezel is embellished with 40 yellow sapphires, red garnets and orange spessartite garnets; while the white gold model is dressed with 40 brilliant-cut pink sapphires and rubies in a refined and subtle gradation. 

These two models are equipped with the selfwinding Calibre 3120 which encompasses refined finishing including circular graining, polished chamfers and “Côtes de Genève” on the bridges. The 22-carat gold oscillating weight, visible through the sapphire caseback, is adorned with the Audemars and Piguet coats of arms as well as with the engraved AP monogram and long-form signature.

Images courtesy of Audemars Piguet, artwork by Curatedition. All rights reserved.

Related Links:

Understanding the Luxury Steel Sports Watch

The Musée Atelier Audemars Piguet: Beginning of a New Legacy

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