WOMEN’S WATCHES OF THE YEAR: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Quartz

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Quartz


The accuracy and reliability of quartz is an undervalued commodity in Swiss watchmaking.

It is refreshing to see Audemars Piguet embrace it again in its 33mm ladies Royal Oak Quartz, a jewelled watch that directs its energy into exquisite styling using diamonds across the watch face, case and bracelet of this 18ct pink gold or white gold timekeeper.

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At first seemingly random, the wave-like pattern of gems is precisely considered and set within the Royal Oak’s distinct design in the same way that an abstract painter might approach a canvas.

The arrangement aims to highlight the horological craft of the watch as much as the jeweller’s steady hand, particularly the way they create continuity across the entire piece.

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