Back in 2016, Audemars Piguet made an unexpected move by commissioning famed Italian jewellery designer Carolina Bucci to design the very limited Royal Oak Frosted Gold to celebrate 40 years of Royal Oak for women. Now, the Swiss luxury watch has tap the Florence-born designer once again for another Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak Frosted Gold Carolina Bucci Limited Edition.
Made in the image of a contemporary woman: spontaneous, true-to-life and totally unapologetic, the 300-piece limited edition timepiece is revolutionary in its design approach. For the first time, the “diamond dust” finish appears in yellow gold — the designer’s favourite version of this precious metal. There’s novelty in the packaging as well, with a mirrored box bearing a Frosted Gold AP insignia. This mirrored box is also designed by Carolina Bucci, who believes in pulling out luxury watch packaging from the back of the closet to put it on display. One of the most ground-breaking design elements (which also comes with technical challenges) is the mirrored dial.
“With the first Frosted Gold design, I took the perfection of the Royal Oak case and bracelet and ‘roughed them up’ a little, juxtaposing the perfectly imperfect Florentine finish with Swiss watchmaking precision. Now I’m doing the opposite, taking the textured surface of the ‘Tapisserie’ dial and flattening it out into a perfectly smooth mirror,” explained Bucci.
“The motive for both is to create something interesting and unpredictable. It’s a fresh take on an icon made in the image of a contemporary woman. I know women with a great eye for keynote accessories who are going to love this. The mirror is always interacting with its environment, ever-changing according to what clothes you’re wearing, the décor of the room, the lighting, the time of day, the weather.”
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