Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 25594BASold
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 25594BA
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Have you ever lusted after a Royal Oak but wished it came in a more modest size? Well, your horological dreams are about to come true!This 18k yellow gold beauty combines the legendary looks of the original Royal Oak with a more classic 36mm case size. But that’s not all.. It’s also a bonafide complicated watch from one the Grand Maisons d’Horlogerie!This 25594BA features a cream-colored dial with Audemars Piguet’s iconic ‘Petite Tapisserie’ pattern, a day and date display in two large sub-registers at the 3 and 9 o’clock positions, and a moonphase indicator at 6 o’clock. The ref. 25594 has one of the most charming dial layouts we have ever seen, we like to call it the O-face.. ????The watch has just been fully serviced by our trusted Audemars Piguet service center and comes with the corresponding service papers, an extract of the Audemars Piguet archives, and a nice leather Audemars Piguet service pouch. The 18k yellow gold case, octagonal bezel, and integrated bracelet are in amazing condition, with crisp edges and beautiful original satin finish.The watch dates back to 1987 and a unique engraved number on the caseback indicates that this watch is only number 529 of the reference’s production run.
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 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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