What do women want? White opal framed by the scintillating Frosted Goldfinish wrapped in beautifully crafted woven bracelets. Second-skin feel: fine gold wires are densely woven in a smooth, supple mesh for a second-skin effect.
According to Audemars Piguet watch manufacture, women’s watches shouldn’t be limited to “shrinking, pinking and adding diamonds.” The timepieces need to reflect the individuality of each wearer, appealing to her curiosity and triggering emotion.
For this year’s SIHH – Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Geneve 2018, Audemars Piguet launched three new models featuring new details, materials and finishing techniques, each a distinct.expression of the watch’s personality: Millenary, Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Openworked, and Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon.
White opal appears for the first time in the Millenary collection, framed by the scintillating Frosted Goldfinish. Beautifully crafted gold bracelets woven in the Polish style add a a vintage touch to this unique women’s collection.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Openworked is a new model responding to a growing fascination with a watch’s innermost secrets. Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon is the first Audemars Piguet flying tourbillon and the first Royal Oak Concept watch for women. The intricate mechanics of the movement give new dynamism to exemplary gem setting.
Millenary Audemars Piguet. The Polish bracelet has a more complex weave than the classic Milanese style, giving more weight and finesse
Two new Millenary models come in white gold and pink gold with mother-of pearl dials and diamond-set bezel and lugs. The models feature matching Polish woven gold bracelets.
The beautifully crafted bracelets are made in the classic Polish style to give a supple mesh that fits comfortably on the wrist, like a second skin. Both Milanese and Polish mesh bracelets are made from long, gold-wire ‘springs’ that are woven together to obtain a chainmail structure that can be sawn, welded and assembled by hand. The difference between the two lies in the way the wires are rolled up. With the Milanese bracelet, the wires are arranged in the same direction resulting in a simpler construction. With the more complex Polish style, the wires are arranged in alternate directions, giving a richer, smoother finish.
Audemars Piguet ROYAL OAK CONCEPT FLYING TOURBILLON. DOUBLE FIRST
The first Royal Oak Concept models for women since the birth of the collection in 2002 – and the first Audemars Piguet flying tourbillon. Haute Horlogerie is in union with Haute Joaillerie in these two generously dimensioned 38.5 mm wristwatches available in 18-carat white gold, either set with brilliant-cut diamonds or baguettecut diamonds. With the added fascination of a dynamic complication that appears to float …
Satin-finished bridges, polished angles and white lacquered decorations are visible through the sapphire crystal caseback, and on the dial, there’s a glimpse of theopenworked barrel at 11 o’clock, a snowflake amid diamond-set icicles.
Audemars Piguet ROYAL OAK DOUBLE BALANCE WHEEL OPENWORKED
The new 37 mm Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Openworked features calibre 3132, first introduced in 2016 in our 41 mm Royal Oak case. By incorporating two balance wheels and two hairsprings that are assembled on the same axis, the system oscillates in pure harmony.
This patented mechanism involves a complex fabrication procedure that improves precision and stability, while allowing the beating heart of the watch to be visible from both sides of the case.
The movement is rhodium plated to softly highlight the golden regulating organ and the upper balance bridge. The indexes and hands match perfectly this refined set. Additionally, all the finishing operations on the bridges and mainplate are done by hand: beveling, chamfering, polishing, satin-brushing and circular satin-brushing.
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