Audemars Piguet Unveils The First Royal Oak Selfwinding Model In White Ceramic

Emma Hodgson   |   02-08-2023

Iconic Swiss Haute Horlogerie manufacturer, Audemars Piguet, has released its new iteration of the  Royal Oak Selfwinding Model. The design is faithful to the design of the black ceramic model, first presented in 2021. 

The exquisite white shade of the new model is complemented by pink gold details, including a rose shade on the edge of the sapphire caseback, and a pink gold oscillating weight. The brilliance of the white ceramic on the new timepiece is also highlighted by eight hexagonal screws, especially crafted in 18-carat pink gold, which securely attach the bezel to the case while providing a subtle colour detail. Each of the screws has also been meticulously hand-finished. In contrast, the steel folding clasp is enriched with a black colour achieved thanks to a DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon) treatment. 

Following on from the 2022 collection, the ceramic bracelet also features invisible pins that are directly integrated into the studs to connect them to the links.

In terms of technical know-how, the self-winding Calibre 5800 was designed specifically for the Royal Oak 34 mm collection that was unveiled in 2020. It offers a 50-hour power reserve and water resistance to a depth of 50 metres. The sapphire caseback reveals parts of the mechanism’s components and the dedicated 22-carat pink gold oscillating weight. In keeping with tradition, the movement features high-end decorations such as Côtes de Genève, circular graining, satin and sunray finishes.