Audemars Piguet 15096OR '50/50'

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The Royal Oak defines the brand Audemars Piguet. Nevertheless, despite what people think, AP did not become one of the Big Three only because of the Royal Oak. The brand from Le Brassus has always been one of the leading watch brands pioneering in different aspects of watchmaking. However, because of Audemars Piguet's emphasis on the Royal Oak and this model's popularity, the brand's other watches are often overlooked.

We've got an example of such an overlooked watch made by Audemars Piguet in 1997. It's a fine 18k rose-gold dress watch with a creamy white, guilloche dial and black lacquered Roman numerals. It has a beautiful round case with a distinguishing ‘Clous de Paris’ finished bezel. The diameter of this automatic wristwatch is 36 mm, which is still very elegant, yet perfectly wearable in this modern world. A watch only a true gentleman could wear and appreciate.

The watch was made in a limited production of 50 pieces where this was the very last example (which is engraved on the rotor and visible through the sapphire case back). It comes with a recent Extract from the Audemars Piguet Archives and its original black leather strap.

Introduction

Audemars PiguetAudemars Piguet is one of the holy trinity maisons of Swiss watchmaking together with Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin. Audemars Piguet has a storied history of producing high-complication watches. It all started in 1875, when Jules Louis Audemars and Edward Auguste Piguet founded Audemars Piguet in the heart of the Vallée de Joux, Le Brassus, Switzerland. This pure, rough and wild landscape, with deep, dark forests, ice-cold waters and the omnipresence of rocks and hills, provided inspiration and raw materials for the Swiss watch manufacture to develop the finest watches. It was here, in this harsh environment, that Audemars Piguet discovered nature’s tranquillity. This enabled them to specialize in rare, valuable and highly-complicated watches like perpetual calendars, chronographs and chiming watches. Nowadays, the main emphasis of Audemars Piguet lies on the iconic Royal Oak.

Specifications

  • SKU 7274
  • Reference

    15096

  • Extracts from the Archive

  • Caliber

  • Year

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