Audemars Piguet

Royal Oak, a yellow gold and stainless steel quartz wristwatch

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Description

The first Royal Oak was created in 1972 and designed by the legendary watchmaker Gérald Genta, who drew inspiration for its shape from a ship's porthole and completed its blueprints overnight. It was introduced as the world's first luxury watch in stainless steel, in an attempt to revitalize traditional watchmaking from the quartz crisis.


With 50 years in production, the Royal Oak has undergone 500 variations. With this in mind, the Royal Oak case remains decorative and practical with an octagonal shape, extreme thinness, water resistance and a hexagonal crown.

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The watch is in overall fair condition with moderate wear throughout commensurate with age. Case is in overall fair condition with moderate surface wear. Bracelet has moderate signs of stretch, scratches and surface wear throughout commensurate with age. Bezel has signs of minor scratches. Dial is in overall good condition. The movement is running at the time of cataloging, however, it was not tested for the accuracy of time or duration of the power reserve and may need service at the buyer's discretion. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement.

Model

Royal Oak

Gender

Men's, Women's, Unisex

Dial Color(s)

Silver

Dial Numerals

Stick

Movement Type

Quartz

Case Material(s)

Stainless Steel

Case Size (mm)

33

Case Back

Secured by screws

Band Material

Two-tone

Dimension Notes

Fits a wrist size of 7 inches or smaller.

Clasp Type

Deployant buckle

Clasp Material(s)

Stainless Steel

Signature

Dial, Case

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