Le Brassus, May 2020 – The Swiss Haute Horlogerie manufacturer Audemars Piguet is pleased to unveil a new gem-set version of its 41 mm Royal Oak model encompassing both brilliant-cut diamonds and orange sapphires. In order to bring this model to fruition Audemars Piguet has utilised the know-how and talents of both craftspeople and watchmakers alike, perpetuating the Manufacture’s reputation for uncompromising craftsmanship.
The 18-carat pink gold diamond-set case features 138 brilliant-cut diamonds (〜2.62 carats). The matching bracelet is embellished with a further 472 brilliant-cut diamonds (〜4.62 carats). In addition, the dial incorporates 466 brilliant cut orange sapphires (〜3.18 carats), with 11 different shades from dark in the centre to pale near the periphery and a seamless transition in tone.
This model also features pink gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating. A slender centre seconds hand along with a date indication adjacent the crown completes the inventory of functions.
At the heart of this watch is the Manufacture’s latest selfwinding movement, calibre 4302, visible via the glareproofed sapphire caseback. This movement is equipped with an openworked 22-carat
pink gold oscillating weight, harnessing the motion of the wearer’s wrist to power the watch. The movement embraces hand-finishing, typical of Haute Horlogerie.
This gem-set version of the Royal Oak unites precious stones and fine watchmaking in a free-spirited design which encompasses the many skills practised in Le Brassus.
Royal Oak Selfwinding // 41 mm
Hours, minutes, centre seconds and date.
Diamond-set 18-carat pink gold case and bezel, glareproofed sapphire crystal and caseback, water-resistant to 50 m.
18-carat pink gold dial set with graded orange sapphires, pink gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating.
Diamond-set 18-carat pink gold bracelet (except satin-brushed links) with AP folding clasp.
610 brilliant-cut diamonds 〜 7.24 carats (case and bracelet)
466 brilliant-cut sapphires 〜 3.18 carats (dial)
Selfwinding Manufacture Calibre 4302
Total diameter 32 mm (14 lignes)
Total thickness 4.8 mm
Number of jewels 32
Number of parts 257
Minimum guaranteed power reserve 70 hours
Frequency of balance wheel 4Hz (28,800 vph)
About Audemars Piguet
Audemars Piguet is the oldest fine watchmaking manufacturer still in the hands of its founding families (Audemars and Piguet). Based in Le Brassus since 1875, the company has nurtured generations of talented craftspeople who have continuously developed new skills and techniques, broadening their savoir-faire to set rule-breaking trends. In the Vallée de Joux, at the heart of the Swiss Jura, Audemars Piguet has created numerous masterpieces, testament to the Manufacture’s ancestral craftsmanship and forward-thinking spirit. Sharing its passion and savoir-faire with watch enthusiasts worldwide through the language of emotions, Audemars Piguet has established enriching exchanges among fields of creative practices and fostered an inspired community. Born in Le Brassus, raised around the world.
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