Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 4100SA
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 4100SA. Automatic AP Calibre 2123 movement. 36mm Stainless Steel and yellow gold case. Grey dial dial with “Petite Tapisserie” pattern, with applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating. Date window at the 3 o’clock position. Steel and yellow gold bracelet with AP double folding clasp. Audemars Piguet Service Papers dated October 2022. Box and Extract from the archives dated October 2021 detailing the watch registered in April 1981.
The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, introduced in 1972, is a legendary timepiece that revolutionized luxury watch design. Its origins can be traced back to a crucial moment when Audemars Piguet was facing the quartz crisis that threatened traditional mechanical watchmaking. Gérald Genta, a visionary watch designer, was commissioned to create a watch that would redefine the industry.
Inspired by a ship’s porthole, Genta sketched the iconic octagonal bezel with visible screws. The name “Royal Oak” comes from the British Royal Navy’s HMS Royal Oak, symbolizing strength and durability. The watch was crafted in stainless steel, an uncommon choice for luxury watches at the time, further challenging conventions.
When the Royal Oak was unveiled at the Baselworld watch fair, its bold, avant-garde design polarized opinions. However, its audacious form sparked a new trend in luxury sports watches. The Royal Oak’s unprecedented fusion of sportiness, elegance, and craftsmanship turned it into an instant icon, saving Audemars Piguet from the quartz crisis and setting the stage for the luxury sports watch genre. Today, the Royal Oak remains a symbol of horological innovation and timeless design.
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Box and extract from the archives, Service Papers
Steel & Yellow Gold
Steel & Yellow Gold
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