Not every glam watch is able to pull off an all-white look, especially if it’s going to be a bold statement piece. However, with Audemars Piguet it’s a given, that they mostly manage to make their timepiece not only look dashing, but also feel like you own a piece of prosperity – no matter what the color or finish is. Take the new Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar in white ceramic as an example.
It looks stunning in white – actually let’s call it pearlescent shade – of hand-finished white ceramic. I love the fact that AP chose to add a dash of blue to the mix, because the Blue dial with “Grande Tapisserie” pattern accentuates the white look of the watch, even better. I guess the contrast works well in terms of the design and look. It only helps that the silver-toned counters and white gold applied hour-markers, complement the overall vibe.
Essentially, the top surfaces of the white ceramic are brushed, while the beveled edges are mirror polished. The watch features Royal Oak hands made in of 18k white gold with luminescent coating and blue inner bezel. The sub-dials are silver.
The functions include day, date, month, astronomical moon, and week of the year. As this is the Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar, the leap year indication (in 1955 Audemars Piguet pioneered it), is also a part of the “Grande Tapisserie” decorated dial.
Boasting of a 41mm ceramic case, the watch is 9.5mm high and this makes it the same dimensions as seen in the gold and steel variations of the watch. Under the hood is the new selfwinding calibre 5134, which is the calibre 2120 topped up with the perpetual calendar module. You can admire the highly finished 4.31 mm thick movement thorough the glareproofed sapphire crystal caseback.
A central hand points to the week of the year, which can be read on the track at the periphery of the dial. Offering 40 hours of power reserve, the watch is only 20 m water resistant. Teamed with a white ceramic bracelet with titanium folding clasp, pick this beauty up for $93,000 only.