Audemars Piguet celebrated the 40th anniversary of its women’s Royal Oak with the launch of a limited edition piece in the company of Hollywood brand amgassador Freida Pinto.
The Royal Oak Frosted Gold timepiece was created by watch designer Jaqueline Dimier in conjunction with jewellery designer, Carolina Bucci, who joined the launch party at her home city of Florence, Italy.
Jasmine Audemars, chairwoman of the board of directors of Audemars Piguet and François-Henry Bennahmias, CEO, welcomed 200 guests to the launch of the Royal Oak Frosted Gold, which uses an ancient gold hammering technique to give the watch a shimmering sparkle.
The treatment, also known to goldsmiths as the Florentine technique, is used across the case and bracelet of the watch.
The launch of the Royal Oak Frosted Gold celebrates Jacqueline Dimier’s initial creation from 1976. As one of the very few female watch designers of the modern era, Jacqueline Dimier shaped the nature of many Audemars Piguet timepieces for both men and women, establishing a lasting design language that still resonates today.
“Although Carolina and Jacqueline are decades and cultures apart, Carolina’s vision today met Jacqueline’s in more than one way, giving the Royal Oak an appeal that captures the attention from a distance while retaining the key design codes of the original piece. With this in mind, I would like to thank them both for their talented work,” said Jasmine Audemars.