We take a look at the genesis of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak which revolutionised the watch market since its creation in the early years of the quartz crisis 50-years ago.
Over the fifty years that followed its creation, this stainless steel timepiece adorning a tonneau-shaped case, an octagonal bezel and an integrated bracelet, has inspired a remarkable collection comprising over 500 references. The women’s model, designed by Jacqueline Dimier in 1976, paved the way for the many variations that contributed to transforming this iconoclast into a cultural icon within and beyond watchmaking.
The blue dial of this 41mm Selfwinding Royal Oak offers new subtle details: wider indexes, a minute train printed on the external area, and a date window further away from the centre.
WATER RESISTANCE: 50 m
SIZE: 41 mm
Blue dial with ‘Grande Tapisserie’ pattern, white gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating.
Stainless steel bracelet with AP folding clasp
FUNCTIONS: Hours, minutes, centre seconds and date.
NUMBER OF JEWELS: 32
POWER RESERVE: 70 h
TOTAL DIAMETER: 32 mm
NUMBER OF PARTS: 257
FREQUENCY: 4 hz 28,800 vph
THICKNESS: 4.9 mm
RRP £22,900 (VAT included)
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