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5 Interesting Facts About The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak

5 Interesting Facts About The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak

Interesting facts about the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak was introduced At Baselworld 1972. Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, an integrated bracelet luxury steel watch featuring a bold and radical design. The Royal Oak would later become Audemars Piguet’s best jewel, eventually raising it to a full watch collection. Here are 5 known interesting facts about the iconic watch collection of Audemars Piguet.

  1. The Design of Royal Oak was an ingenious eureka


Gérald Genta

Gérald Genta as one of the most famous watch designers was assigned on the eve of the 1971 Baselworld fair by Audemars Piguet to design an “unprecedented steel watch” for every occasion, which needed to be ready the next morning. He had only 24 hours on the task. Nevertheless, Genta accepted the challenge and with an ingenious eureka, he designed what was to become the Royal Oak. This would be his career’s masterpiece.

  1. A Diver’s Helmet inspired the Octagonal Bezel


Gérald Genta

Genta’s eureka moment apparently, was inspired by the traditional diver’s helmet. He risked upon a jumper rising up out of Lake Geneva and was enlivened by the screws that clutched the watertight faceplate. Eight hexagonal gold screws and an obvious water opposition gasket verified the Royal Oak's octagonal bezel.

  1. The First Prototypes were in white gold


Gérald Genta

As the Royal Oak configuration was mind-boggling and complicated, it was exorbitant and hard to machine the high-grade steel to legitimize the expenses for the underlying prototyping. The arrangement? Manufacture them in white gold, which appears to be unreasonable, as white gold is itself costly and exceptionally prized. Clearly, it is significantly progressively exorbitant to process the high-grade steel contrasted with the absolute expense of processing the white gold. This equitable demonstrates how exceedingly unpredictable and complicated the pieces of the Royal Oak was.


  1. The bezel screws on Royal Oaks are made out of Gold


Gérald Genta

The bezel screws on Royal Oaks may look like commonplace steel, yet no doubt about it, the present gathering of Royal Oaks except for the Royal Oak Offshore, have their bezel spoils made of gold and white gold.


  1. Watchfinder has well known collection of Audemars Piguet Royal Oak.


Gérald Genta

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