Wrist-worn Heirloom

Aficionados of one-of-a-kind timepieces opine that you don’t own the watch as much as you safeguard it for the next generation. Noble sentiment, but in case your heirs turn out to be ungrateful little brats, choose what makes you happy.
Text by Bill Lindsey | June 29, 2018 | Luxury

Audemars Piguet has a wide assortment of timepieces that scale the heights of elegance and style, with many being simply too precious for everyday wear. To allow a daily dose of their art, they offer the iconic Audemars Piguet Royal Oak line of watches, combining understated elegance with the 3120 automatic movement that will be keeping perfect time a century from now. To ensure your heirs put up a good fight, we suggest the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold 41 mm, of which only 200 will be produced. The classic design is brought to new heights by means of a “frosted gold” accent created by Italian jeweler Carolina Bucci around the face and the white gold strap, giving the appearance of crushed diamonds, capturing the light with every movement of the wrist. Polished bevel edges, a brushed caseband, a textured deep-blue Tapisserie dial and the Royal Oak’s signature bolt heads combine to give the watch a very masculine aura. As a unique afterthought, each watch can be accessorized with matching cufflinks; Timepiece: $55,000; Cufflinks: $1,600-$4,200;