As one of the world’s top-grade watch brands, Audemars Piguet has positioned itself as a complex function watch brand with its exquisite craftsmanship and innovative ideas. The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Collection is one of the most successful collections since its birth. The collection, named after the British Navy battleship Royal Oak, features the iconic octagonal bezel design. This year, Audemars Piguet added a number of masterpieces to the Royal Oak series, including the Royal Oak series of frost gold self-winding chronographs, showing Audemars Piguet’s ingenious watchmaking process. (Watch model: 26331BC.GG. 1224BC.01).
Frost gold craft is an ancient sheet metal process, also known as the Florentine craft. The craftsman hits the surface of the platinum with a tool with a diamond on the top, which causes the surface to produce subtle bumps, which are sinuous, especially under the light, giving off a diamond-like effect.
The watch follows the classic design of this series. The 41 mm diameter watch case is made of 18K white gold. The surface is treated with frost gold and the side is polished with a brushed finish.
The octagonal bezel design is a highlight of Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak. The beveled edges are polished with a polished finish. The grainy texture of the frosted gold and the delicate luster of the metal blend in subtly to create an amazing visual effect.
The hexagonal crown is engraved with the Audemars Piguet logo “AP”, and the angular crown and the octagonal bezel echo each other. The chronograph buttons on both sides are also presented in a hexagonal shape, highlighting the brand’s overall aesthetic.
The plum-purple dial is decorated with a large plaid of “Grande Tapisserie”. The rhodium-toned counters are set at 3 o’clock, 6 o’clock and 9 o’clock. The two form a sharp contrast; the date display window is placed between 4 o’clock and 5 o’clock. The white gold fluorescent time scale, the royal oak pointer, and the frosted gold case are set against each other, showing gorgeous charm.
The frost-treated 18K white gold strap with polished and brushed finishes gives the precious metal a unique feel and the strap is comfortable and flexible to wear.
The Calibre 2385 self-winding movement powers the watch and consists of 304 parts that provide 40 hours of power reserve for the watch.