High shine metallics never go out of style, but it’s been decades since all-metal watches were this hot in a street style sense too. Metallic bags, shoes, hardware and even materials have dominated international fashion runways for the past two seasons as part of a trend that’s showing signs of sticking around indefinitely.
Better still, there’s a metallic hue to suit every skin tone, whether you’re most drawn to silver hues, white gold, yellow gold or the eternally feminine rose gold variety.
Which brings us to this exquisite timepiece by prestigious Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet with its intricate workings on full display. Elegant and edgy, it’s the ideal complement to for any outfit, whether you’re dressing for 9am or 9pm.
AUDEMARS PIGUET, ROYAL OAK DOUBLE BALANCE WHEEL OPENWORKED, $89,800. EXPLORE NOW
There’s something quite mesmerising about the inner workings of a finely-crafted watch when the makers are so proud they’ve left them on display. Better still if you can gaze upon the complex mechanisms through glass on both sides.
There are 38 jewels and 245 parts inside this ticking work of art too. Talk about impressively technical yet fit for a modern princess.
AUDEMARS PIGUET, MILLENARY HAND-WOUND WITH POLISH MESH bracelet, $61,600. EXPLORE NOW
Another of the key trends to crop up across designer runways over the past two seasons draws inspiration from the high-glam 1990s. This oval-cased style (shown above) with an off-centre dial, called Millenary, first came to life in the middle of that decade.
The new model features a vintage-look ‘Polish’ mesh bracelet in 18-carat white gold. Breaking with watch tradition, its dial was moved off-centre to give a great view of the inner workings.
Elegant and rebellious? The more-is-more fashion movement has never been so regal
AUDEMARS PIGUET, ROYAL OAK SELF WINDING WITH ORANGE SAPPHIRES, $63,800. EXPLORE NOW
Tempting as it is to pair key metallic hues with neutral partners – think denim with silver, or black and gold – fashion fortune favours the bold. On the bezel of this signature Royal Oak shape are evolving shades of orange sapphires, all surrounding a ‘Grande Tapisserie’ pattern pink gold-tone dial.
Love fashionably bold and brazen metallic hues and outstanding iconic features of these Audemars Piguet watches? Discover more about these timepieces and other iconic styles by the brand HERE.