ROYAL OAK SELFWINDING LIMITED EDITION CAROLINA BUCCI

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THE WATCH WITH A THOUSAND FACES

As part of the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of its watch ambassador, the Le Brassus brand presents a new collaboration with the jeweler Carolina Bucci. No Florentine hammering here but a game of hide-and-seek with a rainbow.

Fifty years ago, the Royal Oak watch, with its original design by Gérald Genta, was born and became the ambassador of Audemars Piguet. To pay tribute to this half-century of existence, the watchmaker from Le Brassus is presenting new timepieces throughout the year, such as the Royal Oak Selfwinding Limited Edition Carolina Bucci, available in 300 pieces. As a regular collaborator since 2016, the Italian jeweler has this time abandoned the Florentine hammering of gold (Frosted Gold) that it has made its specialty to capture a rainbow and inscribe on the dial of this new work and thus play with contrasts, colors and light.

The face consists of a brass disc topped by a sapphire glass plate on which a micro-marking has reproduced the checkerboard structure of the Tapestry pattern (Tapisserie) and under which a golden metallization has been applied. At first glance, the dial appears to be as dark as night, but under the sunlight and depending on the angle, it lights up like a firework display of a thousand and one hues.

Completely dressed in black ceramic, from the 34mm diameter case to the link bracelet, the watch features a few touches of rose gold: the screws that secure the octagonal bezel, the center of the crown, the raised hour markers and the Royal Oak hour, minute and second hands. The date is displayed in white on black through a window at 3 o’clock. This Royal Oak Selfwinding Limited Edition Carolina Bucci is powered by the caliber 5800, a 4hz automatic movement that delivers 50 hours of power reserve.

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