Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Day-Date Moonphase 25594SA

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Ever lusted for a Royal Oak, but in a more modest case size? This complicated 25594SA is all you need, and more!This 36mm two-tone beauty combines the legendary looks of the original Royal Oak with a more classic case size. But that’s not all.. It’s also a bonafide complicated watch from one the Grand Maisons d’Horlogerie! The 25594ST sports a day and date display in the large sub-registers at the 3 and 9 o’clock positions and a moonphase indicator at 6 o’clock. It also has one of the coolest dial lay-outs: let’s call it the O-face.. ???? The silver/grey dial sports the Royal-Oak’s well-known ‘petite tapisserie’ pattern. The steel case, 18k yellow gold octagonal bezel, and two-tone integrated bracelet are thick and sharp, with crisp edges and beautiful original satin finish. Finally, the caseback contains a unique number indicating that this watch is only number 1,140 of this model’s limited production run.The watch has just been fully serviced by our trusted Audemars Piguet service center and comes with the corresponding service papers as well as an extract of the Audemars Piguet archives.

Introduction

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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Packages are generally dispatched within 2 days after receipt of payment and are shipped within the Netherlands by Registered Mail through the Dutch carrier PostNL and for other countries by Fedex. Consult us if you prefer another method of shipping. For most destinations tracking is available.