Since I first organized a Royal Oak scrub gold on the Royal Oak, it has been 64 days, and now it is just 64 days I missed it. This table is what I want and more. It is sporty, cool, classic, sparkling, too much, too little, and, most importantly, I need it. Like, a lot. But before I invest in this beautiful emotion, let us first understand the story behind this amazing timeline and how it started.
Where is this watch coming from?
If you are a loyal reader of HODINKEE, you may know the history of the Royal Oak, just like your wrist. Anyway, here’s a quick review.
The Royal Oak was designed by Gerald Genta, now a legendary watch designer. Over the years, it has become a superstar and has continued in many different versions and references (5402, 14802, 15400, and 15202, respectively) since then. This watch has always been known for its sporty octagonal shape, strong link bracelets and large dial dial. It is an icon. Even if you do not like it, you must respect its position in the Hall of Fame.
In this year’s SIHH, we have seen many new Royal Oak releases, including the new Royal Oak Ultra-thin “Treasure” reference 15202 Gold, Black Ceramic Royal Oak Timeless Calendar, and even Royal Oak Tourbillon Slim open work in stainless steel ( Oof). But the most important thing for me is Royal Oak Scrub Gold. This is a serious matter. I mean, this is the least possible.
What exactly is “greased gold”?
“Grit Gold” is like you never know the extra pizza you need. Of course, pepperoni pizza is good, but have you tried hot honey? No, it doesn’t think so. Brushed gold is like this.
First of all, this watch is to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first lady Royal Oak that Jacqueline Dimier designed in 1976 (technically, Frosted Gold was released in 2016, even before the SIHH. View). At the time, this was a very big thing because most women’s watches were not sporty. Dimiter’s design was for the male Royal Oak, but there were some minor changes to the size and aesthetics.
The new matte gold film also uses a similar method. Fake Audemars Piguet Watches collaborated with Florentine jeweller Carolina Bucci to collaborate on this anniversary commemorative work. Bucci is famous for its bold jewellery. This process is called Florence technology and it involves a diamond-encrusted needle tool that can knock a hammer into the surface of gold to form a small facet. This allows for an almost diamond-like appearance, flashing and rough touch.
For the frosted gold Royal Oak, Florence’s technique was applied to the entire surface of the table. These prototypes were all hand-crafted to create the correct completion process. The whole process took more than a year to complete. However, it should be noted that this set will be frosted by a machine that mimics the technique (eg, beveling) of hand-finished add-ons. Creating prototypes and end products is a considerable challenge because the technology is applied throughout the case, each bracelet link, and the border to create a seamless look. This is a boy.
The only unpolished surface is the interior of the bracelet, the “AP” logo on the button, the edge of the shell, the border, and, importantly, the edge of the bracelet. Those polished surfaces actually make the icing look more dramatic, sketch out and say “Look at this.”
In metal, this watch is crazy. It has gold, rose, and white colors, two sizes, 33 mm and 37 mm. Production will be limited, but it will not be strictly limited. The two you see here are the 37mm examples of rose and platinum. 33mm is also very good, but the movement is quartz movement (diameter 2713); not to mention, 37mm is the best choice for almost everyone, it runs on a reliable automatic caliber 3120. However, let’s be realistic, this watch is about frosted gold, nothing else. For me, I like white gold because it looks more like a diamond – from a few feet away it is almost indistinguishable from a complete inlaid watch – but if you want a softer look, Rose gold is equally beautiful.
Both the white and rose gold models have large tapisserie dials, which are tempered and silver plated. Each has a small date aperture at 3 o’clock and has a center second. These indicators are thin and elongated, adding a good balance to the dial. The only thing that bothered me was that “Made in Switzerland” was at the bottom of the dial – why it couldn’t be a little lower? But this is really the only thing that bothered me, is to say something here.
The watch is a dream on the wrist. Of course, it’s a bit heavy (I can’t exactly say its weight because Best Audemars Piguet Replica Watches declined to comment), but if you’re worried about weight, you probably shouldn’t buy a solid gold watch on a solid gold bracelet. . Hey. The strange thing about this watch is that even if the matte gold seems a lot, it feels strange when you wear it… low-key? This sounds counter-intuitive, but some of my HODINKEE colleagues (male and female) agree. Just ask Stephen what he thinks–he is as fascinated as I am. Whether you are male or female, this watch looks very good.
The final idea
You may say I like the frosted Royal Oak. My idea here is more like a love poem than a commentary. For me, this watch is the perfect embodiment of sports charm, it is not only a pleasure, but also an impressive story behind it. Florence’s technology is remarkable, and we have never received it at such a time. Audemars Piguet Replica has once again created a product that is ahead of other products while maintaining the brand’s core aesthetics.
I hope that one day I can have one such watch, but I will have to start eating a lot of ramen noodles. The 37mm price of rose gold is 51,400 US dollars, platinum price is 56,900 US dollars. For the 33mm version, your price is $41,500 and $47,500, respectively.