A iconic model, iconic story
The Royal Oak was an oak tree that served as a refuge for King Charles II of England, who was fleeing the "roundheads" (supporters of Parliament) after the Battle of Worcester in 1651. The Royal Oak is also a common name for British warships... So it was with a name imbued with a combative aura that Audemars Piguet launched its revolutionary avant-garde on the scene: the Basel Fair in 1972. The one that was to become the sport-chic icon was thought up by renowned designer Gérald Genta.
An aesthetic revolution
While the fashion was for small, round watches made of precious metals, Audemars Piguet's Royal Oak shakes up the established codes. With its 39mm and octagonal steel case, the Royal Oak is an exception. Its case, water-resistant to 50 meters, reveals its screws that reinforce its robustness, a bezel with a sighting and an original Grande Tapisserie dial. The integrated steel bracelet is also a guarantee of performance, creating a united whole close to perfection. As for the quality extra-flat mechanical movement that powers this beautiful timepiece, it only enhances the value of the watch.