Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 15300

The watch was back then, in ’72, considered as too big (39 mm) and too expensive (3,300 Swiss francs). It received fierce criticism and the watch was considered out of place. Nevertheless, the quality and charm could not be denied by collectors and trendsetters. One year later, after AP had sold 1000 pieces, sales truly took off and the AP Royal Oak became – as Genta himself said – a masterpiece.

The 15300 has the initial ‘Jumbo’ case size of 39 mm but then, with a slightly thicker case (9.4 mm) and bracelet. This provides the watch with an entirely different look and feel. It’s quite heavy on the wrist but very comfortable and it surely maintains great wrist presence thanks to its solid design. Some people might argue that the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak reference 15300 is the more masculine version of the reference 15202. It has the iconic Gerald Genta design that was inspired by an old-fashioned divers helmet, which can clearly be seen when one takes a look at the bezel. The watch has a ‘Grande Tapisserie’ dial with the applied ‘AP’ logo on the 12-hour position, below Audemars Piguet written in full and Automatic written in full above the 6-hour position. The example we have on offer is in great condition, dates back to 2006 and comes with the Extract from the Archive.

SKU: 5391 Category: Brand: