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Audemars Piguet 15500ST 'Black'
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It’s 2022 and we keep bringing you the goods in honor of the Royal Oak’s 50th anniversary!While the iconic Royal Oak has gone through several size iterations over time, the original 39 mm ‘Jumbo’ execution from 1972 retained literal big brother status until the introduction of the reference 15400 with its oversized 41 mm case in 2014. The successor to that watch, the 15500, is the most recent iteration of this design icon.This ref. 15500ST from 2019 is bigger and brasher than ever before. It is the perfect watch for those among us with a larger than life personality (or just with freakishly wide wrists). The watch is executed in stainless steel and comes with the iconic Gerald Genta-designed integrated bracelet with hidden deployant clasp. The black dial features Audemars Piguet’s iconic ‘Grande Tapisserie’ pattern with long applied indices and a discreet white-on-black date window at the 3 o’clock position.The 15500 is powered by Audemars Piguet’s in-house caliber 4302 automatic movement with an impressive 70-hour power reserve. The watch sports a see-through sapphire case back, which gives way for an unobstructed view of the exquisitely finished movement with the 22k gold rotor.The watch is in excellent condition and comes as a full set with the original box and papers.
Audemars Piguet is among the holy trinity Swiss maisons d’horlogerie alongside 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 the company 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. Since its inception, Audemars Piguet has specialized in rare, valuable and highly-complicated watches like perpetual calendars, chronographs and chiming watches. Nowadays, the emphasis of Audemars Piguet lies on the iconic Royal Oak line.