The prestigious Swiss watchmaker, Audemars Piquet has unveiled a spectacular new timepiece, the Royal Oak Carolina Bucci Limited Edition Watch. Maybe we should say they are showing us the latest version since Royal Oak’s is celebrating the fiftieth anniversary and wanted this watch to ‘take the cake’! This limited edition timepiece was developed by the brand along side a team of talented designers from the very famous Italian jeweler, Carolina Bucci. The end result is a bold, beautiful, black timepiece with a elegant octagonal bezel taking inspiration from modern urban landscapes. What a great way to welcome the 50th anniversary, an exquisite 34mm black ceramic watch, a dial that captures a multi-colored mirror effect that has brought tribute to the iconic Tapisserie design. Art and beauty have never been expressed so well and designed for both men and women.
Color My World
The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Carolina Bucci Limited Edition Watch design is so unique, the case is breathtaking. Carolina Bucci is famous for her hammered ceramic technique and that has helped the brand to craft this rich black ceramic that while being smooth and glossy is tough and rugged. The glossy shine is so brilliant that it reflects images of the surrounding light and takes on the color of the environment around it. While the size might seem modest, the timepiece is living large. The angular shape, the lugs and sides are more of an octagonal shape, and the timepiece is angles everywhere, creating just a visual pleasure on the wrist.
Dial B for Beautiful
When you first look at the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Carolina Bucci Limited Edition Watch you will no doubt see the intricate touch that has been used to craft and create this timepiece. The eye-catching features on this watch make you do a double take. At first look you will see a black dial, but the closer you look you begin to recognize and appreciate the multi-color iridescent spectrum that is brought to life on this face. In order to create this masterful technique a sapphire plate is created with little squares with a technique of micro-structuring, and added on top of brass dial plate that creates the rainbow color effects. Then specifically created for this watch a gold metal process is done to the back of the sapphire plate to create more of a mirror effect so that when light shines on the dial the iridescent colors pop, but every dial is different, which is why every timepiece is unique, and therefore a one-of-a-kind watch. While the multi-color dial is the heart of this beauty, the hexagonal pink-gold screws that secure the bezel, coupled with the pink-gold hour markers, and 22-carat pink-gold oscillating weight all work together to bring perfection.
The 8.8mm thick bezel that makes a statement for the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Carolina Bucci Limited Edition Watch is simple in many ways because instead of complications and decorations, the material and craftsmanship provide the complete package depending on the light and angles of light that reflect. The pink gold hands are lume striped so you can see in the dark, and there is a date window sitting at 3 o’clock that is set off with a white background and black numerals. This is a exclusive and limited edition timepiece, presented in a box that also was designed by Bucci herself and also displays the Tapisserie pattern to keep the theme present. The titanium and sapphire caseback is engraved as limited edition and embraces the excellence from both brands. The bracelet is as grand as the timepiece, matching the glossy black to perfection and is comfortable and sleek. Truly a one-of-a-kind with every watch in this limited edition collection.