Frosted Gold Finish
Everything AAA Audemars Piguet Replica creates tends to be overshadowed by the Royal Oak collection, even when it’s equally worthy of the spotlight. But if you look beyond the hype generated by the most collectible models of the RO, you’ll see some of the most interesting watches to come along in the past decade. A fine example in this unsung oeuvre is the rare Frosted Gold finish series the brand has produced in collaboration with master jeweler Carolina Bucci.
Cheap Audemars Piguet Replica tapped into her talents a few years ago as part of its ongoing initiative to explore a broader world of finishes to apply to the surface of its cases, bracelets, and bezels. The link between the tactile quality of the Florentine finish and the signature brushed and polished work of the Royal Oak’s case and bracelet sparked the idea of a collaboration.
The frosted finish is rooted in an ancient gold hammering technique, also called the Florentine technique, which Carolina Bucci originally used predominantly on smaller pieces. The Audemars Piguet Replica Watches process is carried out by hand, using a diamond-tipped tool to beat the gold, creating tiny indentations on the surface.
The result is a sparkly effect that resembles the glittering surface of freshly fallen snow sparkling in the sunshine. In recent years, Bucci has used the effect in a bolder way on larger cuffs and pendants, highlighting the finish as an essential element of the overall design. Applying it to a gold watch seemed like the next logical interpretive step.
The softness and flexibility of the Royal Oak’s signature bracelet
The challenge for Fully Iced Out Audemars Piguet Replica craftsmen in translating the finish to watches was finding a way to apply the technique across the case and bracelet without altering the clean lines that define the Royal Oak’s form. The original gradating style of the bracelet construction also demanded that the order in which the rest of the finishing (polishing and satin finish) is executed be reconsidered.
It was applied to 37mm and 33mm sized ladies’ versions of the Royal Oak, with both white and rose gold options. Bucci’s goal was to give the Royal Oak Replica Swiss Movement an appeal that “captured attention from a distance, injecting feminine sensibility while retaining the key design codes of the original piece.” Mission accomplished. The finish seems to particularly compliment the grand tapisserie pattern on the dial, another Audemars Piguet signature, which has a texture and a sheen of its own.
Audemars Piguet’s dedicated ladies’ line
The finish appeared on the case, bezel, and bracelet of the Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Openworked Reference 15466BC.GG.1259BC.01, a 37mm watch considered either men’s or women’s. In addition to the unique finish, the watch had a unique mechanical feature: it incorporated two balance wheels and two hairsprings assembled on the same axis, a mechanism that improves precision and stability.
The High-quality replica watch was a one-hander, with caliber 3140 powering a central hours hand, leaving the wearer to discern the minutes according to how close it crept toward the next hour. In some ways, it was a vintage remake.
Audemars Piguet Frosted Gold Replica pieces are not easy to find today, which is understandable since each requires hours of meticulous micro-hammering. Only a limited number have been made. Alas, one of the hallmarks of high watchmaking is the element of rarity, and that is part of the appeal. These ones are worth watching for.