SIHH 2014: Audemars Piguet and the reinterpretation of an icon

The Royal Oak springs not just as the first, when one thinks of classic watches. But it speaks of the genius of Gerald Gentas Designentwurf, that the icon of the sporty luxury watches in a feminine interpretation works perfectly. Audemars Piguet presented evidence again at the SIHH 2014. For example a Royal Oak, whose sensual Rosé gold case is diamonds. With a diameter of 41 mm is striking even today in the ranks of women’s watches themselves. But this size is by far not the only characteristic that the watch makes an eye-catcher on the wrist.

Brilliant contrast: diamonds and gold meet grey alligator leather

The distinctive octagonal bezel, which is attached by the distinctive hexagonal screws, brilliant-cut diamonds, artfully placed between the single screw has a number. The fading into the housing lugs which will loosen something up the geometrically shaped housing, are occupied as well as the folding clasp with diamonds of various sizes. So get a total adorn 511 diamonds weighing a total of 4.16 carats on the outer surfaces together. The dial set out with 345 diamonds (1.07 carats) picks up on this lush concept. The gems are arranged in a circular pattern, which interrupted only at three o’clock, to make room for the date window. Over the applied hour markers and minute indexes soar with luminous paint coated pointer.

The watch manufacture movement with automatic winding, caliber 3120, that is beautiful inside as well as outside is

driven. The automatic movement with his axe-shaped rotor made of gold in all its beauty can be admired through the transparent case back Sapphire Crystal.

A recent Eyacatcher this new interpretation of the classic sets with the choice of the Bracelet: grey alligator leather (with “large square scales”, as you pointed out at Audemars Piguet) provides a striking contrast to the Rosé gold case and gives a feeling of incomparable metallic, which refers to the design of one of the big trends of the year 2014 the clock.


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