Drawing synergies between Haute Couture and Haute Horlogerie, eclectic in color, savoir-faire, materials and style, the Audemars Piguet 2021 summer collection finds inspiration in diverse worlds to present a kaleidoscopic view of the contemporary woman. Blending tradition with avant-garde, the variegated timepieces offer creative contrasts, from the sleek aesthetics of black ceramics to the shimmering sparkle of Frosted Gold or the vivid hues of multicolored gemstones. These multifaceted mechanical pieces will be true statements when worn on the wrist.
Harley Weir, the Fashion photographer, said, “My inspiration for the shoot was to think about the way the watch was made and its different materials and then think about how the woman is made, what is part of her personality, what is her character, who she is… fashion has always intrigued me as well in that sense, building your character. I love this idea that people wear part of themselves visually, so the people can show on their bodies what they desire inside.”
34mm Royal Oak Selfwinding in Frosted Gold
Expanding its 34 mm Royal Oak Selfwinding collection, with a new reference shimmering with Frosted Gold – a jewelry technique developed in 2016 in collaboration with Italian jewelry designer Carolina Bucci. The 18-carat white gold piece is further enhanced with a Tapisserie dial in new shades of blue. This unique combination celebrates the savoir-faire and refinement at the heart of the Manufacture’s craftsmanship.
38mm Royal Oak Selfwinding Chronograph in Amethyst
For the first time, the Manufacture is offering a solid 18-carat pink gold timepiece with a bezel that has been set with an array of baguette-cut amethysts. These purple gemstones surround and match the tones of the timepiece’s purple dial to perfection.
34mm Royal Oak Selfwinding in Black Ceramic
The first Royal Oak Selfwinding for the smaller wrists is entirely crafted in black ceramics. The sleek aesthetics of this black model in 34 mm is enhanced with pink gold accents for a refined two-tone contrast. Timeless and versatile, the black hues will seamlessly complement the unique style of its wearer
Royal Oak Frosted Gold Double Balance Wheel Openworked
Audemars Piguet complements its Royal Oak Frosted Gold Double Balance Wheel Open worked series with three new references in 41 mm and two in 37 mm. All display a rainbow bezel composed of multicolored gemstones. The attention to detail at the heart of these timepieces and their interplay of colors, materials and refined decorations draw inspirations from diverse worlds, including Haute Joaillerie and Haute Couture.