The Carolina Bucci Limited Edition Royal Oak in Frosted Gold from Audemars Piguet Stuns as it Surprises
The stunning 37mm Carolina Bucci Limited Edition Royal Oak in Frosted Gold is the latest addition to the Royal Oak Collection for Women from Audemars Piguet. Designer Carolina Bucci has outdone herself with her creative genius taking centre stage with this one. Carolina Bucci’s original 2016 Frosted Gold design celebrated 40 years of Royal Oak for women. With this new limited edition of 300 pieces, her design redefines it yet again. It is an ode to the woman of today: spontaneous, true-to-life and totally unapologetic.
The yellow gold version of the diamond dust’ finish is a first for Audemars Piguet. The packaging is stunning, with a mirrored box bearing a Frosted Gold AP insignia. This mirrored box is also designed by Carolina Bucci.
The case size is 37MM and it is water resistant up to 50 meters. With the Self Winding Manufacture Calibre 3120, and a power reserve of 60 hours, this is the watch for the woman on the move.
Above all, being almost without precedent in the annals of the Manufacture, this mirrored dial is stunning. Carolina Bucci explains her inspiration with certain, yet unexpected, creative logic: “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. 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.”
Chairwoman of Audemars Piguet’s Board of Directors, Jasmine Audemars is an established fan of Frosted Gold and has been wearing the first edition 37mm self-winding model since 2016. For her, “the creativity behind the Frosted Gold watch is simply amazing. It is both art and a very high level of technology. With Carolina Bucci, we created a kind of masterpiece.” She sees the new limited edition with its mirrored dial as “the final touch.” “It’s unique and fun. Who needs a selfie when you can look at yourself in your watch?”