Swiss watch manufacture Audemars Piguet challenges traditions once again fusing a sports piece with an haute joaillerie finish. Today, its 41 mm case responds to women’s demands for larger, more visible and performance-oriented watches; timepieces that combine all the glamour of a high jewellery piece with practical considerations such as legibility, smooth and easy to manipulate chronograph functions and the latest technological innovations.
Every single surface of this pink gold chronograph, from the case to the dial, to the lugs and bracelet sparkles with brilliant-cut diamonds. With 966 IF (highest clarity) diamonds, for a total of approximately 7,84 carats, the superlative work of Audemars Piguet’s gem-setters is on full display here. Even the tiniest surfaces, like the pink gold wedges that isolate the crown from the pushers; have been beautifully set alight with diamonds.
The formidable 41 mm case, equipped with a selfwinding movement – calibre 2385 – powers the functions of chronograph, hours, minutes, small seconds and date. With a power reserve of 40 hours, the screw-locked crown and pushers of the Royal Oak Chronograph ensure water resistance to 50 metres. The silver-toned chronograph counters, designed to stand out against the canvas of diamonds, ensure clear, easy to read elapsed times. To enhance legibility, the peripheral ring that contains the applied pink gold indices has also been crafted in silver and the hands treated with a luminescent coating to facilitate readings in the most adverse light conditions.
Selfwinding Calibre 2385
Total diameter: 26.20 mm (11½ lines)
Total Thickness: 5.50 mm
Number of jewels: 37
Number of parts: 304
Minimal guaranteed power reserve: 40 h
Frequency of balance wheel: 3Hz (21,600 vibrations/hour)
18-carat pink gold case entirely set with diamonds; glare proofed sapphire crystal, screw-locked crown, water-resistant to 50 m
Diamond-paved dial, silver-toned counters, pink gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating
18-carat pink gold bracelet set with diamonds (except links) with AP folding Clasp
736 brilliant-cut diamonds : approx. 7.13 carats (case middle, bezel, bracelet)
230 diamonds 8/8-cut : approx. 0.71 carats (dial)