The Best Christmas Day Gift-Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold 41mm Watch

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During SIHH 2016, Audemars Piguet released two Royal Oak Frosted Gold watches – a 33mm quartz version and a 37mm automatic one. For those who enjoy some bling in their watches and a larger case size, the brand has a added a 41mm limited edition option, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold 41mm watch, to the line.

Sometimes one can get lost in the seductive illusion that more is done by hand than, in reality, is possible with certain techniques and modern expectations for tolerances. The frosting gives the gold a shiny effect similar to that of having diamond powder on the surface, just less reflective. The bezel edges are polished and case edges beveled for some additional pop in between the frosting, and the caseband is brushed . The “frosted” finishing is not often seen in cases, which makes this an interesting and unusual look that should probably be viewed in person to determine just how attractive/wearable/masculine/blingy or otherwise it is. Aside from the use of the frosted gold, this is essentially the blue-dial version of the time-only Royal Oak that we’ve come to know in various forms over the years since Gerald Genta designed it.

While the previous smaller variants were offered in white and rose gold, this 41mm Royal Oak will only be available in white gold. It has the blue tapisserie dial with a matching blue date window. I always thought the Royal Oak shined best with a blue dial. The hands and applied markers are gold, of course, and filled with a sliver of Super-LumiNova to make the watch legible at night. The Audemars Piguet replica watch bracelet is the familiar and very comfortable design. Like the 37mm frosted gold sibling, it is powered by the automatic caliber 3120, which offers 60 hours of power reserve, beats at 3Hz, and has the customary, solid 22ct gold, decorated monobloc rotor – all of which is visible through a display caseback.

Those wanting to stock up on some bling will have to hurry as the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold 41mm replica watch is limited to 200 pieces only. If you happen to miss out, you could always console yourself by purchasing a set of Royal Oak cufflinks that the brand released with the watch.

New Yellow Gold Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 15450 Watch Review

This watch is in yellow gold, as all of this year’s Royal Oak collection in precious metals have been so. They’ve pushed very hard this year to bring the metal back, turning away from the more marketable and seemingly preferred rose gold. For a while now, many people have turned their noses up at yellow gold for being too old-fashioned, so for Audemars Piguet to try to bring it back, is no easy feat. Next, this time only 15450, is sized at 37mm, 2mm smaller than the classic 15250 and a whole 4mm smaller than the more common 15400!

Audemars Piguet 15450 cheap replica watch features a familiar blue grande tappiserie dial, which is one of my favourites from the manufacture. The ability for the dial to reflect off different gradients of blue based on different light sources is a joy to look at and it is further emphasised by the warmth of the gold case. The yellow gold applied markers and baton hands are classically in the style of the Royal Oak and filled with luminous material .

The case is expectedly excellent, and at 9.8mm thick, it is surprisingly elegant for a sports watch. Similarly, the Genta designed bracelet of the Royal Oak is second to none, with a combination of brushed surfaces and polished bevels, it really showcases the excellence of the manufacture. While the AP folding clasp is easy to use and the bracelet is extremely comfortable, the weight of the watch, as it is solid gold, is something to get used to.http://www.apreplicawatch.com

Powered by the in-house self-winding Calibre 3120, it is the same found in other time only Royal Oaks and is a fantastic movement, considered one of the finest automatic movements around. Featuring a bidirectional 22k rotor expertly engraved with the coat of arms for the Audemars and Piguet families, it is finished in true haute horlogerie standards with all edges and screw heads bevelled and polished and Ctes de Genève on the bridges. It has a power reserve of 60 hours.