L4P.TV | Session 84: Audemars Piguet - Making a Royal Oak Dial with Tapisserie Pattern
The Royal Oak dial gives substance and character and is famous for its signature tapisserie pattern dial. It’s the face of the timepiece, giving it character and a distinct identity. Master craftsman at Audemars Piguet have been manufacturing the Oak dial using the same techniques since 1972 without the use of CNC technology. Various steps and intricate work go into the construction of the dial, from the etching of the tapisserie pattern to the application of white gold hour markers.