Elegant, rosy pink gold measuring 18 carats forms the case of this masterpiece; a matching bracelet made from the same precious metal is equipped with an AP-engraved clasp to secure the watch. Perfectly sized with a 37mm diameter and at 7mm in thickness, the Royal Oak Quartz is a perfect style statement without heavy bulk.

The time markers are also beautifully made from applied pink gold coupled with Audemars Piguet's signature Royal Oak hour and minute hands, which are protected with a transparent, luminescent coating. Richly coloured waffle-like texture on the dial face—the "Grande Tapisserie" pattern—in deep, dark brown provides a stunningly beautiful contrast to the pink gold.

Eight perfectly sized and shaped screws on the case lend the watch a sporty, cool and minimalistic vibe. Prominently displayed to give a modern edge, the screws also keep the Royal Oak Quartz case safe in place. A screwed-down, pink-gold crown etched with the AP symbol further seals and elevates this watch to a prestigious league.

High readability and visibility for the hours, minutes and date come from the crystal-clear, glare- and scratch-proofed sapphire crystal. Water-resistance up to 50 metres is also provided to keep the precious Royal Oak stylishly functional at diving depths.

A quartz calibre 2713 powers the watch with a vibration frequency of 32.77MHz and provides up to 39 months of power. Since their first launch in 1972, Audemars Piguet's Royal Oak watches have always stayed accurate and long-lasting thanks to the jewel bearing system inside; the Quartz has a total of seven rubies working in harmony.

To find out more about The Quartz, other Royal Oak watches and more masterpieces by Audemars Piguet, go to their website.

Text by Edith Emeralda

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