Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Day-Date Moonphase 25594STSold
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Day-Date Moonphase 25594ST
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Ever lusted for a Royal Oak, but in a more modest case size? This complicated 25594ST is all you need, and more!This 36 mm stainless steel 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 grey dial sports the Royal-Oak’s well-known grande tapisserie pattern. The steel case and integrated bracelet are thick and sharp, with crisp edges and beautifully original satin finish. Finally, the caseback contains a unique number indicating that this watch is only number 1,993 of this model to have been produced.
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.
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