Audemars Piguet has launched new Royal Oak Self-winding Chronograph in 38mm that will be available solely in Audemars Piguet boutiques. 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.
This new reference, combining pink gold and purple tones, expands the Royal Oak Self-winding Chronograph 38 mm range that was first unveiled by the Manufacture in 2019. Both elegant and stylish, its pink gold case and bracelet feature alternating polished and satin-finished surfaces that are the signature of Audemars Piguet.
The case houses the self-winding Calibre 2385 with the following functions: chronograph, hours, minutes, small seconds and date, while the pink gold caseback has been finished with a sand-blasted and satin-finished decoration and features a “Royal Oak” engraving.
The purple dial has been decorated with a “Grande Tapisserie” pattern, offering an unprecedented colour-changing effect akin to that of a chameleon – a first for the Manufacture. This is achieved thanks to a new colour treatment that consists of applying multiple layers of purple PVD to the dial. The tones range from pink to purple, passing by all the different nuances of blue, depending on the angle of the watch and the play of light.
The dial is completed by three chronograph counters, also in purple. The 18-carat pink gold applied hour-markers and the Royal Oak hands are designed to match the case and bracelet, providing an enchanting contrast with the colour of the dial.
The bezel of this new chronograph is set with 32 baguette-cut amethysts (~2.85 carats) which harmoniously blend with the purple chameleon dial. This is the first time that the Manufacture presents a bezel entirely set with purple gemstones.
Model: Royal Oak Self-winding Chronograph / 38 mm
Total diameter: 26.2 mm (11½ lignes)
Total thickness: 5.5 mm
Number of jewels: 37
Number of parts: 304
Power reserve: 40 hours
Frequency of balance wheel: 3Hz (21,600 vibrations/hour)
Chronograph, hours, minutes, small seconds and date.
Case in 18-carat pink gold
Bezel set with 32 baguette-cut amethysts
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 50 m
Purple dial with “Grande Tapisserie” pattern, purple chronograph counters, 18-carat pink gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating
18-carat pink gold bracelet with AP folding clasp
32 baguette-cut amethysts, ~2.85 carats (bezel)