Audemars Piguet’s 2021 Royal Oak women’s watches go glam


Amid the glam, buzzy scene of final summer season’s Paris vogue week, Audemars Piguet dropped a classy new collection of Royal Oaks able to strut their stuff down a high fashion catwalk. British vogue photographer Harley Weir captured the temper, exploring how a watch, like an outfit, makes a press release about your private sense of fashion.

Weir mirrored on the numerous totally different sides of contemporary girls and the way the brand new watches categorical them with totally different colours, supplies and character — from glossy black ceramic to the shimmering sparkle of Frosted Gold and a
tasty rainbow of multicolored gems.

As versatile and timeless as a little bit black gown, the 34 mm Royal Oak Selfwinding in ceramic ($46,200) catches a little bit punk rock perspective in all black with pink-gold accents — Royal Oak’s trademark eight hexagonal screws, hour indexes, arms and the oscillating weight of the automated Caliber 5800 seen by the sapphire crystal case again. Robust and scratch-proof, the inky ceramic is light-weight and clean as silk with its satin end.

Epitomizing cool, the Royal Oak Frosted Gold Selfwinding has additionally been scaled all the way down to 34 mm in 18-k white gold ($54,100), and embellished with the model’s unique shimmery end.

Italian jewellery designer Carolina Bucci developed the Frosted Gold approach that’s based mostly on an historic follow of constructing tiny indentations into the sleek gold floor to create a diamond-dust impact. Paired with an icy blue dial, it makes us shiver.

Side by side of three differently colored Royal Oaks watches.
From left: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold Double Steadiness Wheel Openworked watch in yellow gold with gem stones, value upon request, Royal Oak Selfwinding watch in black ceramic, $46,200, and Royal Oak Selfwinding Chronograph in pink gold with amethysts, $83,700, all at London Jewelers.
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Purple reigns on a bigger 38 mm Selfwinding Chronograph ($83,700) in 18-k pink gold set with 32 completely matched baguette-cut amethysts, weighing in at nearly three carats. The royal stones body a color-shifting “Grande Tapisserie” dial that emits a variety of purple hues because it catches the sunshine.

And new for the autumn season, rainbow sprinkles prime 5 new Royal Oak Frosted Gold Double Steadiness Wheel Openworked fashions (value upon request): three 41 mm numbers in white, pink and yellow gold, and — for many who desire a barely slimmer look — two 37 mm in yellow gold and pink gold.

In each sizes, the technically complicated openworked motion competes for consideration with a rainbow-hued bezel. It’s set with 32 ombré-shaded baguette-cut gems — ruby, tsavorite, emerald, topaz, tanzanite, amethyst, and a wide range of coloured sapphires — progressing by the complete colour spectrum.

Strike a pose.