The glow of gold in the new Royal Oak Quartz 33 mm edition is accentuated by the glittering 40 brilliant-cut diamonds (0.73 carats) on the bezel, and the “Grande Tapisserie” pattern on the silver or the new blue dial. Additional signature codes are also in place: 18-carat yellow gold case, yellow gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating.
When Audemars Piguet unveiled the Royal Oak in 1972, luxury timepieces were usually small and made of gold, but the brand broke these rules, forever defying with conventions, with this first luxury sports timepiece honed from steel. Its powerful look ushered in a revolutionary avant-garde style, that has since become its trademark. Across its nigh on 50 years of its existence, this modern horological icon upholds the innovation and excellence embodied by Audemars Piguet.