Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 14790ST ‘Mid Size’

Because of the ‘Jumbo size’ of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 5402, and the thinness of the reference 4100, Audemars Piguet felt the need to launch a Royal Oak at a more wearable size than the 5402 with a thicker case than the 4100. Hence, during the ’80s, the reference 14790 was introduced. 

Thanks to its popularity, the 14790 came in a wide variety of configurations. The example we have on offer has a dark-blue ‘petite tapisserie’ dial and long markers. In our opinion, this is definitely the coolest configuration of this reference. The watch has the typical stainless steel, octagonal bezel, case and stainless steel integrated bracelet. The watch dates back to 1999 as is shown on the Extract from the Archives. The watch runs on the Jaeger-LeCoultre automatic calibre 2225. The watch only measures 36 mm but thanks to its thickness, it maintains great wrist presence and still feels ‘heavy’ like a Jumbo. The 14790 is the perfect Royal Oak for the elegant gentleman.

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