Reading for the week-end: The history of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak

Reading for the week-end: The history of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak

In our component article we remember the historical backdrop of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, the work of art planned by Gerald Genta in 1972, from the first reference 5402 to the current reference 15202.

Introduced at the cost of 3300 Swiss Francs, this never-seen steel watch was more costly than a gold Patek Philippe dress watch and in excess of multiple times the expense of a Rolex Submariner. The message was surely strong: haute horlogerie could come up with renowned watches without essentially depending on valuable metals. From this point forward, it was the plan, the accuracy of the execution, and the nature of the development that tallied.

Read our component article “The historical backdrop of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak”