Audemars Piguet Royal Oak in Yellow Gold
The Royal Oak timepiece collection by Audemars Piguet returns in the universal emblem of beauty, energy, and light.
Back in 1972, the Royal Oak was the first luxury timepiece to break with the gold standard in favour of stainless steel watches by using steel in such a manner that was risky, yet ultimately a game-changing triumph. This series of Royal Oak in yellow gold brings the most elemental material of luxury watchmaking back to the forefront, and pushes tradition towards new sources of creativity.
The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak in yellow gold comes in three distinctive movements. First off being the Royal Oak self-winding model, with a 37mm case, hour-markers, and luminescent hands of 18-carat yellow gold, which harmonises seamlessly with a silver-toned or blue dial in finely wrought Grande Tapisserie. The inner workings and engraved gold oscillating weight of the calibre 3120 are visible through the glare-proofed sapphire crystal caseback.
The Royal Oak chronograph model is powered by the Audemars Piguet calibre 2385, featuring three counters that energise the original Gerald Genta design from the early ‘70s. The 41mm case houses a Grande Tapisserie dial in either silvery white or paler blue, highlighting the angled date display at 4 o’clock, and small seconds at 6 o’clock, as well as the yellow gold applied hour-markers, and hands with luminescent coating.
Lastly, the Royal Oak Quartz model comes with 40 glittering brilliant-cut diamonds (0.73 carats) on the bezel, accentuating the Grande Tapisserie dials and other signature features of the Royal Oak in brighter glow alongside the yellow gold tone.