Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 5402BASold
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 5402BA
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‘The Jumbo’. The perfect watch for the heavyweight champion - it doesn’t matter in which profession; whether you are a businessman, an athlete, an artist or a family man. As long as you are a winner in your field you have deserved this championship belt.We are always glad to add pieces to our collection that have such a rich history. The Royal Oak we can offer you is slightly more special as it is completely made from 18k yellow gold. It dates back to 1979 according to the Extract of the Archives. The yellow-gold 5402's were only produced from 1978 to approximately mid '80s. Roughly 1000 pieces were made and this one has a low case number. It has the original case size of 39 mm and runs on the famous caliber 2121, which was based on Jaeger-LeCoultre’s ultrathin caliber 920. This Royal Oak has the original, industrial shape and details and the beautiful, dark grey tapisserie dial. We think you should know that the dial has been replaced by an original AP service dial.Keep in mind: this watch is big and bold. Therefore, you should be big - both, in stature and status – if you want to sport this watch. Some might even argue that this Royal Oak is a little bit outrageous because it's 18k yellow gold. Who cares? You’re the heavyweight champion.
Audemars Piguet 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 a 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.
- SKU 5293
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