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Celebrate 50 Years of The Royal Oak with the Limited Edition Carolina Bucci Watch

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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Carolina BucciPHOTO COURTESY OF AUDEMARS PIGUET

Who would have guessed that the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak turns 50 this year? Launched in 1972 at Baselworld, the iconic steel watch broke all limits with its octagonal shaped bezel with 8 hexagonal screws surrounding the beautiful blueUpholsterydial, designed by the one and only Gerald Genta.

In any case, 50 years of theRoyal Oakit’s solid proof that the watch is a true classic at Audemars Piguet, and the Swiss luxury maker celebrates the masterpiece with a new limited-edition black ceramic Carolina Bucci collaboration.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Carolina BucciPHOTO COURTESY OF AUDEMARS PIGUET

Interestingly, this is Carolina Bucci’s third collaboration with Audemars Piguet, and the Italian jewelry designer has gone for an all-black ceramic watch with an unexpected dial this time around.

The signatureUpholsteryit receives a multicolor treatment that changes with the light, and this is possible thanks to a special technique carried out by microstructuring sapphire plates on the brass dial. The mirror effect is then created through gold metallization applied to the back of the sapphire plates, giving it a beautiful shine that shines on the dial for maximum effect.

Please note that each limited edition 34mm automatic watch features a different iridescent pattern, making it a unique timepiece that differs from piece to piece. Other updated elements include the rose gold hex screws and rose gold applied hour markers that provide a beautiful contrast, and the pins that connect the links on the bracelet are now directly integrated into the studs for a slightly revised look.

The signature satin finish with Polished bezels is one of Audemars Piguet’s signature touches, and you can expect the same from these watches. TheGauge 5800makes this a lean and powerful movement that excels in both form and function, and they are limited to just 300 pieces and priced at$78,300each.

For more information, visit AUDEMARSPIGUET.com

PHOTOS COURTESY OF AUDEMARS PIGUET