Audemars Piguet’s encounter with British luxury fashion house Ralph & Russo provides an inspiring lens on the natural synergies between Haute Horlogerie and high-end fashion creations that combine bold designs with the technical precision of age-old skills.
Dedicated to time-honoured craftsmanship, creativity and reinvention, both brands consistently reinterpret and develop coveted skills to set pioneering trends within their industry, while bringing people together all over the world through the language of emotions.
Tamara Ralph, Ralph & Russo’s Creative Director, and François-Henry Bennahmias, Audemars Piguet’s Chief Executive Director, walk us through their creative process that extends well beyond their creations. This inspiring encounter sheds light onto two worlds where passion, talent and creativity know no bounds.
A new Royal Oak Selfwinding model in 34 mm for the smaller wrists and available in four references in stainless steel and/or 18-carat pink gold complement the current Royal Oak Selfwinding collection.
The two steel models are enhanced by a silver-toned or blue-grey dial, meanwhile the blue-grey watch is adorned with a diamond-set bezel. The new 34 mm line also features an 18-carat pink gold model with diamond-set bezel and silver-toned dial. Last but not least, the Manufacture presents a two-tone model combining a stainless steel case and bracelet with an 18-carat pink gold bezel and bracelet links. This model comes with a silver-toned dial.
The new cases measure 34mm and have a restrained thickness of 8.8mm. A Royal Oak through and through, the dynamic angles of the case are surmounted by the iconic octagonal bezel with eight gold screws.
All of this model comes with a 34mm case and has a restrained thickness of 8.8mm. The bezel is available with the iconic octagonal shape with eight gold screws to surmount the dynamic angles of the case. The architecture of the case comes to life flowing in one continuous line all the way to the integrated bracelet, thanks to its brushed and polished finishes.
The new Royal Oak Selfwinding collection is powered by a self-winding mechanical movement, the calibre 5800. This movement has a 50 hours of power reserve and beats at 28,800vph/4hz. The bridges are decorated with Côtes de Genève stripes and the rotor was specifically developed for this 34mm version with a frosted central area, brushed surfaces and polished bevels that you can view through the sapphire crystal caseback.