Now, the “best” for Audemars Piguet Watches And Prices Replica means their striving to make the very clear and crisp sound of any minute repeater. The brand points into three achievements demonstrated in this particular watch, which I will briefly run through. To begin with, the special preparation of the steel used to create the gong arrangement makes it possible for the watchmakers to more accurately and easily correct and enhance the pitch, tone, and stability of the minute repeater. Secondly, the way the case is built minimizes sound absorption and maximizes amplification. I will discuss this “soundboard” procedure more a little bit later on. Last, the striking regulator is redesigned so the anchor system acts like a shock absorber, minimizing shock noise.One of the most significant constituents of a second repeater watch is the situation since it’s responsible for amplifying the noise. It’s often said that gold would be the ideal material for the task because it produces a richer sound, but the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Supersonnerie Tourbillon Chronograph watch opts for titanium. In case you have any questions about this, you just need to look at exotic supercars and their titanium exhausts. Titanium can also be used elsewhere around the watch to improve the quality of the sound, but more on this later.The use of titanium also suggests that despite the watch’s sizable measurements, at 44mm wide and 16.5mm thick, it still remains light and comfy to wear. And thanks to its unique aesthetic, the case design immediately identifies the opinion as a Royal Oak Concept and nothing else.It goes without mentioning that the case is finished to an impeccably high standard with contrasting finishing. The bezel has mirror polished borders and includes a satin-brushed complete on the surface, which complements the exposed polished 18k white gold screw heads. The situation was sandblasted and features a matte finish which juxtaposes quite well with the more slender bezel. The large crown and chronograph pushers have been made from ceramic.
Audemars Piguet introduced the Royal Oak Frosted Gold last year to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the first ladies’ Royal Oak, yet the watch garnered significant attention from a male audience despite being aimed squarely at women. In fact, at SIHH earlier this year, AP boss Francois-Henry Bennahmias was wearing a prototype men’s Royal Oak ref. 15400 with the same frosted gold finish. As anticipated, the prototype has made it into production – in a limited edition, no less.
That “frosted” decoration is the result of a collaboration between the Le Brassus watchmaker and Florentine jeweller Carolina Bucci, whose signature technique involves hammering gold with a diamond-tipped tool to create minute indentations on the surface. The result is a fine, tactile and sparkly finish – a decidedly modern approach that mimics the look of gem-encrustation without the jewels.
Understandably, applying this jewellery technique to the angular lines of the Gérald Genta-design came with its challenges. The team had to ensure that the finishing would neither alter the clean lines of the hallmark octagonal bezel nor the fluidity of the bracelet. Consequently, the finishing has to be applied by hand to individual components one at a time. In effect, this hand-finishing technique ensures that each watch is different.
The Frosted Gold watches were originally only available in 33m and 37mm versions for ladies, which were equipped with a quartz calibre and the automatic cal. 3120 respectively. Now the 41mm Frosted Gold for men is powered by the in-house cal. 3120 automatic. It is available only in white gold with a blue “Grande Tapisserie” dial.
Price and Availability
The Royal Oak Frosted Gold for men (ref. 15410BC.GG.1224BC.01) is a limited edition of 200 pieces, and is priced at US$55,000.