For Italy, 2015 will be a colorful year with many surprises. Especially in Milan, this famous city will host the World Expo on May 1st, giving global visitors the opportunity to experience the Italian style and beauty in person. In the face of this event, Audemars Piguet created a special limited edition Royal Oak Chronograph to pay tribute to Italy and Milan.
Audemars Piguet creates a special limited edition Royal Oak Chronograph with a silver dial engraved with a ‘Grande Tapisserie’ large checkered decoration, a blue timer, a 30-minute timer with green, white and red graduations, white gold fluorescent hour markers and platinum royal Oak pointer, blue inner ring
Italian style is reflected in the details of the watch, for example, the 30-minute timer uses the green, red and white design of the Italian flag. Other features are not to be missed: the ‘Swiss Made Limited Edition’ is engraved on the case back, with a unique rubber strap. In fact, this blue material was only used in the ‘City of Sails’ Royal Oak Chronograph, which came out in 2002.
The launch of chronographs is closely related to the history of sports watches and occupies a prominent position in the Royal Oak series. The 41mm stainless steel case is infused with modern elements while retaining the traditional details of the Royal Oak collection. Just like the 1972 model, this limited edition watch is cleverly decorated with alternating bright and matte looks, and the octagonal bezel is equipped with eight hexagonal white gold screws. With screw-in crown and anti-glare sapphire crystal, it is water-resistant to 50 meters.
Audemars Piguet created a special limited edition Royal Oak Chronograph with a limited edition of 500 pieces. A blue alligator leather strap with a hand-stitched “large checkered scale” is also included in the box. A special case with a metal case showing the Italian flag shade
The dial is decorated with the classic ‘Grande Tapisserie’ large checkered pattern of the Royal Oak series. Audemars Piguet uses ancient machines to create this decoration through Arabic techniques. Audemars Piguet fully mastered this rare craftsmanship, while cutting out the dial structure and the finely grooved mesh structure. These two overlapping decorations make the dial shine uniquely and become the symbol of the Royal Oak series.