The Royal Oak 41 mm comes in a pink gold case gem-set with 166 diamonds. The distinctive octagonal bezel, held in place by its hallmark hexagonal headed screws, features a series of brilliant-cut diamonds set between each screw. The integrated lugs that soften the geometry of the case have also been set alight with diamonds of differing sizes as has the folding clasp. In all, 511 grade IF diamonds (4.16 carats) decorate the external surfaces. The diamond pavé dial is set with 345 diamonds (1.07 carats) arranged in a circular pattern, interrupted at 3 o’clock to accommodate the date window. The hands, treated with a luminescent coating for maximum legibility, circle the dial with its applied pink gold hour markers and minute indices.

 

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Royal Oak Automatic 41mm, ref. 15402OR-ZZ-D003CR-02 © Audemars Piguet

 

The proprietary self-winding manufacture movement Calibre 3120 powers the hours, minutes, central seconds and date functions of the watch and guarantees a minimal power-reserve of 60 hours. The transparent sapphire crystal case back allows for a full view of the automatic movement with its gold 22-carat axe-shaped rotor.

The grey alligator strap provides a striking contrast to the pink gold case and gives the watch a unique metallic feel, very in vogue this year.