When it comes to the people we love, we won’t settle for anything less than the very best — and that means the latest novelties from the esteemed watchmaking maison, Audemars Piguet.
Royal Oak Selfwinding 34mm in Black Ceramic
When Audemars Piguet made frosted gold for the ladies, the men clamoured for it. Audemars Piguet heard and answered. Likewise, black ceramic was only used on larger case-sized watches until this month, when the brand used the beloved lightweight and scratch-resistant material on the Royal Oak 34mm line, complete with rose gold accents even on the octagonal screws in the bezel. What’s more, this is the only time-only black ceramic Royal Oak at the moment, making it a timepiece well sought after not just by the ladies, but by the gents as well.
Royal Oak Frosted Gold Selfwinding 34mm
Slowly but surely, Audemars Piguet is expanding its offerings in the 34mm sized Royal Oaks, which have found a comfortable following in both men and women who prefer smaller case sizes. This novelty in white gold, with its frosted gold treatment, looks completely iced-out even without diamonds and is beautifully complemented by an icy blue tapisserie dial.
Royal Oak Frosted Gold Selfwinding Chronograph 41mm
The latest version of the Royal Oak Chronograph with the flyback chronograph movement also receives the frosted gold treatment. The 41mm white gold timepiece, limited to only 200 pieces, comes with a new dark silver dial with the Grande Tapisserie pattern and snailed sub-counters.
Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph 43mm
Audemars Piguet has given the Royal Oak Offshore a complete overhaul with a new design that features a more ergonomic case in 43mm, interchangeable straps and the brand’s integrated self-winding flyback chronograph movement, the calibre 4401. This piece in stainless steel comes with a taupe-coloured dial with the Méga Tapisserie pattern and a redesigned logo that says only AP for a more polished look.
Royal Oak Offshore Diver 42mm
The new Royal Oak Offshore Divers are also refreshed with a new movement, the Calibre 4308, and quick-change interchangeable straps — minute improvements that make all the difference. In new colourways that give the timepiece highly contemporary and sporty aesthetics, this blue-dialled beauty with a matching rubber strap is our pick.
Code 11.59 Selfwinding Chronograph 41mm in White Gold and Ceramic
The Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet only gets better — this year, the new collection sees the addition of a new octagonal middle case honed from black ceramic. The bi-colour aesthetics gives the watch another layer of interest and highlights the unusual case construction. A future classic? Only time will tell.
Styling Michael Cheung
Hair and Make-up Gloomy Kwok
Photo Assistant Allison Fong
Styling Assistant Cissy Chan
Location Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
Models Jeremy W and Ksenia I @ Primo
This story first appeared in Prestige Hong Kong.