Audemars Piguet Royal Oak
$22,000.00

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak

Why We Love It 

One name: Gerald Genta. 

The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak is perhaps Genta’s most memorable work, and in many ways changed the shape of the watch industry.

The Royal Oak essentially created an entirely new category of 'luxury sport' timepieces, and with it came a new design language which inspired countless other manufactures. What's particularly delightful about the design of the Royal Oak is that it works brilliantly in a number of sizes and casing materials, from steel to carbon fiber or rose gold.

This particular model, a Reference 56175, features a 33mm stainless steel construction, a navy blue micro-tappisserie dial with applied luminous baton indices with a matching handset, and a quartz movement with date function at 3:00. This piece remains in excellent condition throughout and retains its factory caseback sticker.

Wearing a smidge larger than its measurements would lead you to believe, this watch offers an exceptional value if you are looking for a more understated alternative compared to its larger siblings.

Try it on the wrist once, and you'll have a tough time taking it off - don't say we didn't warn you!

The Story

Audemars Piguet, the vaunted manufacture from Les Brassus, wasn't doing so well at the end of the 1960s.  Their horological prowess aside, times were changing, customer tastes were evolving, and AP was stuck firmly in a very traditional past. Fortunately for us, their executives recognized this, and bet it all on the launch of an avant garde timepiece the likes of which the world had never seen.

Utilizing the talents of a designer named Gerald Genta, who would make his name for designing this very watch, AP planned from the beginning to make this new watch - dubbed the Royal Oak - a contradiction to tradition, and it became the world's first luxury sports watch.  Made in steel.  The gamble paid off, and the watch world clamored to get their hands on the cutting edge design, which featured a sharply angled watch with integrated bracelet, micro tapisserie dial, and ultra thin movement.

Details

SKU: AS05611

Stainless steel case is approximately 33mm (excluding the crown). Quartz movement. Audemars Piguet Reference 56175. Circa early 2000s.

Overall Condition: The case is in excellent condition showing light signs of wear from age and use. Luminous blue micro-tapisserie dial is in as-new condition with matching handset. Factory caseback sticker intact. Unsigned crown.

Includes integrated stainless steel bracelet with signed deployant clasp.

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