Frost on the Oak: fake Audemars Piguet Carolina Bucci Limited Edition Royal Oak Frosted Gold

Audemars Piguet celebrated 40 years of the Royal Oak for women in 2016 by enlisting Italian jewelry designer Carolina Bucci to design a new version of the iconic timepiece in a shimmering "frosted gold" case. These models, in rose gold and white gold case options, had Royal Oak's well-known "Tapisserie" patterned dial. This year, AP has once again teamed up with Bucci for another special edition, this time featuring the 'frosted' finish of yellow gold – the Florentine designer's favorite replica watches version of the precious metal – replacing the traditional 'Tapesserie' dial with a shiny, mirrored never previously seen in the collection.The case of the new Carolina Bucci Limited Edition Royal Oak Frosted Gold, a limited edition of 300 pieces, measures 37mm in diameter, matching the dimensions of the larger of the two versions released in 2016 (the smaller was 33mm in diameter). The case's sparkling 'diamond dust' finish is achieved by hammering the gold with a diamond-tipped tool to create small indentations – a process that dates back to ancient Florence.

The silver-toned mirror dial, under an anti-glare sapphire crystal, has apple indexes and luminous treated hands in classic Royal Oak style. Another sapphire crystal in the caseback offers a view of the self-winding movement, with a 3-Hz frequency and a 60-hour power reserve. On her choice of the mirrored dial for her second collaboration with fake Audemars Piguet, Carolina Bucci says: “With the first Frosted Gold design, I took the perfection of the Royal Oak case and bracelet and 'worked them up' a bit, juxtaposing them perfectly. imperfect Florentine finish with Swiss watchmaking precision. Now I'm doing the opposite, taking the textured surface of the 'Tapisserie' dial and flattening it into a perfectly smooth mirror."

The 18k yellow gold bracelet has the same hammered finish as the case and closes with a traditional AP folding clasp. The newest Frosted Gold Limited Edition costs $53,600. Reminiscent of the Conquistador Grand Prix of Singapore from 2009, the similarly Formula One-inspired Vanguard patek philippe replica Carbon V 45T CS Racing appeals to fans of showy sports timepieces. This watch features a black and red color scheme that evokes a virile mix of danger and sexiness and is clad in carbon fiber, a material commonly found in F1 racing cars. Other racing motifs such as the checkered flag symbols on the dial and pedal-like pushers on the chronograph model are de rigueur but add a confident, dynamic quality. Available in 28 parts for the classic automatic version, 18 parts for the chronograph (pictured), and three parts with a carousel complication.