Following the success of the black ceramic Royal Oak Selfwinding 34mm introduced in 2021, Audemars Piguet now presents an execution in an all-white ceramic case. The sleek white dial is a beautiful backdrop for contrasting pink gold screws, hands and hour-markers. Of course, this watch face, which displays both the date and time, features the signature Grand Tapisserie pattern refined in 2022 for the 50th anniversary of the Royal Oak.
As the name suggests, the case has a modest diameter of 34 mm. At just 8.8 mm thick, it is harder than black ceramic, according to Audemars Piguet. It challenged the brand to adapt the their signature alternation of satin-finished and polished chamfers. The brilliance of the white ceramic is accentuated by the eight hexagonal screws, also crafted in pink gold, which secure the bezel to the case.
At the heart of the Royal Oak Selfwinding 34mm is the automatic caliber 5800, specially designed in 2020 for this member of the legendary watch family. It offers a 50-hour power reserve and a meticulous finishing quality. The sapphire crystal case back reveals parts of the mechanism and the special 22-carat pink gold oscillating weight. The Côtes de Genève, circular graining, satin and sunray finishes are also visible.
Pricing for the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding 34mm is marked at $53,000.
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