As the women’s Royal Oak celebrates nits 40th anniversary, Audemars Piguet unveils the new Royal Oak Frosted Gold. A reinvention of an iconic design, this contemporary timepiece available in both white gold and pink gold has been created in collaboration with Florentine jewellery designer, Carolina Bucci. The launch enriches the brand’s tradition of experimenting with jewellery techniques. The defining feature resides in its shimmering sparkle, which in turn comes from a surface treatment process rooted in an ancient gold hammering technique, also called the Florentine technique. Carolina Bucci has reinterpreted this technique in jewellery design today while Audemars Piguet’s experts developed it into a horological craft suited to the unique case and bracelet construction of the Royal Oak.