Audemars Piguet (AP) 18K Rose Gold Royal Oak 50th Anniversary
Audemars Piguet (AP) is a Swiss luxury watchmaker that was founded in 1875 in Le Brassus, Switzerland. AP has a rich history of producing high-end timepieces that are both elegant and functional. One of their most iconic and highly sought-after models is the Royal Oak, which was first introduced in 1972. In 2022, AP released a special edition of the Royal Oak to commemorate the model's 50th anniversary. The AP 18K Rose Gold Royal Oak 50th Anniversary 2022 Jumbo Series reference number 26240OR.OO.1320OR.03 is a stunning watch that perfectly embodies the essence of the Royal Oak.
The Royal Oak was first designed by the legendary watch designer Gérald Genta, who was commissioned by AP to create a luxury sports watch that could compete with other high-end sports watches on the market. The Royal Oak was unique in that it was made entirely of stainless steel, which was an unconventional choice for a luxury watch at the time. The watch's distinctive octagonal shape and exposed screws were also groundbreaking, and the watch quickly became a favorite among collectors and watch enthusiasts.
Over the years, AP has released various versions of the Royal Oak, including models made of precious metals such as gold and platinum. The 18K Rose Gold Royal Oak 50th Anniversary 2022 Jumbo Series reference number 26240OR.OO.1320OR.03 is the latest addition to the Royal Oak family and is a celebration of the model's 50th anniversary.
The 2022 Royal Oak 50th Anniversary model features a 18K rose gold case and bracelet, which gives the watch a warm and luxurious feel. The watch has a 39mm case diameter and a thickness of 8.1mm, making it a fairly large watch that is perfect for those who prefer bigger watches. The watch has a beautiful blue dial with the signature "Grande Tapisserie" pattern that is unique to the Royal Oak. The dial also features rose gold applied hour-markers and hands, which add to the watch's luxurious look and feel.
The watch is powered by the self-winding caliber 2121 movement, which is known for its reliability and accuracy. The movement has a power reserve of approximately 40 hours and is visible through the sapphire crystal caseback.
The watch is limited edition, with only 50 pieces being produced worldwide. This makes it even more exclusive and highly sought-after by collectors and watch enthusiasts.
The Royal Oak has been a huge success for AP over the years and has become one of the most iconic and recognizable luxury sports watches in the world. The 2022 Royal Oak 50th Anniversary is a fitting tribute to this legendary watch and is a must-have for anyone who appreciates fine watchmaking and craftsmanship.