Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 15202BASold
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 15202BA
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The 15202 Jumbo was introduced in 2000 as an homage to the very first Royal Oak: the iconic reference 5402. The 15202 blends together all the important design- and technological elements from the 5402. First of all, the 15202 sports the traditional 'Jumbo' Royal Oak case with a diameter of 39 mm and a height of just 8.1 mm, resulting in a robust and sturdy watch that still wears elegantly on the wrist. The case and bracelet of the 15202BA are executed in luxurious 18k yellow gold.The silvery white dial sports Audemars Piguet’s iconic 'Petite Tapisserie' finish we have come to know and love, together with 18k yellow-gold long markers with luminescent coating and a matching 18k yellow-gold hand set.The watch is powered by the ultra-thin 2121 automatic movement, which is based on Jaeger-LeCoultre's legendary JLC 920 calibre. Unlike the 5402 upon which it is based, the 15202 sports an open case back giving you an unobstructed view of the beautiful skeletonized 21k yellow-gold rotor. The gold case and integrated bracelet are in wonderfully sharp condition with the original chamfers as crisp as the day it left the Audemars Piguet facility.The watch has just returned from a full service at an Audemars Piguet service center and comes with the original box and papers dating back to 2004.
Audemars PiguetAudemars 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 main emphasis of Audemars Piguet lies on the iconic Royal Oak line.Royal OakIn 1970 Audemars Piguet instructed Genta to come up with an unprecedented steel watch. As the story goes, he found inspiration whilst seeing a diver at work with an old-fashioned diver’s helmet near Lake Geneva. Staying up all night, Genta drew the design for a circular case with an angular, octagonal bezel, eight visible screws, and an integrated bracelet. The Royal Oak was presented in 1972 as the most expensive steel watch available and it caused an uproar: why was a distinguished maison d’horlogerie putting out a sports watch, let alone in such pedestrian material? Some experts even predicted that the Royal Oak would put Audemars Piguet out of business. Though it took a while to catch on, the Royal Oak is now one of the most iconic and long-lasting watch designs and has spawned an entire product line. It wouldn’t be the first time that Genta would prove a brand’s owners, customers, and industry experts wrong.
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