Audemars Piguet is well known for creating some very unique watches. There was a time when there were only a few luxury watchmakers that truly stood head and shoulders above the competition. These days, that's not necessarily the case. As a matter of fact, there are so many new watchmakers on the market, most of them dealing in either luxury watches or other high quality timepieces, that it can sometimes be difficult to catch all of the new releases without missing out on some of the best ones. One thing is certain, anyone who does miss out on this particular release is probably going to be kicking themselves for quite some time. There are a few things that you need to know if you love watches that are both unique in appearance and exquisite in their design. Fortunately, you've come to the right place to find all that you need to know about this particular release.
A New Line of Watches
The first thing that you have to understand here is that you're not talking about the release of a single new watch. As a matter of fact, the company decided to release a series of watches in a new line, five of them to be exact. In each case, the watches feature some type of rainbow design. That being said, that's where the majority of the similarities end. The idea was to create an entire series of watches that would speak to all kinds of potential customers, changing up the design and the materials used in the making of each individual timepiece in this series. The goal is to help each person find something that speaks to them, regardless of the type of watch that you're typically attracted to buying. As such, this new lineup features five separate timepieces, as previously mentioned. Collectively, the line up is referred to as the Royal Oak Offshore Self-Winding Music Edition. Individually, the collection is comprised of two different watches that are made from 18 karat white gold, complete with gems. Two more are made from titanium. The difference in each of the two sets that are discussed here is the size, with one example of each being 37 mm and the other being 43 mm in diameter. Last but certainly not least, you have the watch that many people consider to be the icing on the cake with this lineup, the black ceramic timepiece that has people from all walks of life talking.
A Watch Like No Other
There's no question about it, this particular watch definitely stands out. It's not like anything else on the market and it's highly unlikely than anything else even remotely like it is going to come along in the near future. As previously mentioned, it's made from black ceramic. That includes the entirety of the watch and it gives it a very sleek look that's almost futuristic. However, the futuristic look of the black ceramic is easily offset by the design on the face of the watch. It features a number of different colors that resemble the old stereophonic display that you used to see on those giant stereos that took up an entire wall back in the 1980s. That by itself makes the watch look very retro in its appearance, something that has become exceedingly popular in recent years. It's also precisely why the watch has distinctively become referred to as the rainbow watch. Despite the fact that the watchmaker responsible for its design has a number of other watches that also feature rainbow designs, this one is the one that most people are typically referring to when they start talking about that particular design. That's largely because it's become rather iconic, despite the fact that it's part of a new release. Interestingly, the watch is only 34 mm in diameter but somehow, its design makes it look much larger than that.
So Many Options
What if you love the idea of a watch that features so many different colors, but you're not really into the retro stereo design? Fortunately, you're in luck. As it turns out, one of the other watches featured in this very same series also has rainbow colored gems that line the entirety of the face of the watch, in a circular pattern. It's worth noting that this particular watch is also finished in the aforementioned 18 karat white gold and is completely jewel-encrusted. Aside from the rainbow colored gems, the strap, the case and the face of the watch are all encrusted in diamonds. It gives it a very beautiful, exquisite and exclusive look. If you're curious, it's a watch that's also capable of putting a major dent in your bank account, as it sells for approximately $425,000. Fortunately, some of the other watches in the lineup are a little bit less pricey.
This is not a watchmaker that always gets listed at the top when people are naming top quality watch manufacturers, especially when you're talking about luxury watches in a more exclusive manner. That being said, there is every reason to believe that this will largely change with the release of this new lineup. They managed to accomplish what relatively few watchmakers can do. They created something that is genuinely unique in an environment where there is a tremendous amount of competition, thereby making the creation of anything truly unique that much more difficult. In short, they have created a lineup with something for practically everyone, regardless of personal taste. Finally, they have truly set themselves apart with some of the designs featured here. That virtually guarantees that people will continue thinking and talking about this particular watchmaker for years to come.
Written by Lily Wordsmith
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