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Audemars Piguet’s glamorous 2021 Royal Oak watches rule the runway


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Amid the glam, buzzy scene of final summer time’s Paris trend week, Audemars Piguet dropped a classy new collection of Royal Oaks able to strut their stuff down a high fashion catwalk. British trend 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 many alternative aspects of recent girls and the way the new watches specific 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 costume, the 34 mm Royal Oak Selfwinding in ceramic ($46,200) catches a little bit punk rock angle 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 means of the sapphire crystal case again. Tough and scratch-proof, the inky ceramic is light-weight and easy as silk with its satin end.

Epitomizing cool, the Royal Oak Frosted Gold Selfwinding has additionally been scaled right 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 primarily based on an historic follow of constructing tiny indentations into the easy 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 Balance Wheel Openworked watch in yellow gold with gemstones, 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.
Audemars Piguet

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 spread of purple hues because it catches the mild.

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

In each sizes, the technically advanced 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 quite a lot of coloured sapphires — progressing by means of the full shade spectrum.

Strike a pose.

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