Audemars Piguet

Royal Oak Yellow Gold with Diamonds

Reference Number 14486BA.OO.0477BA.02.A
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HKD 320,000.00
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About this watch

The Royal Oak is a timepiece that needs no introduction. First launched in 1972, the model has gone through many different iterations using various materials and dial designs. This example we’re looking at here in yellow gold was introduced in 1988, bearing a screw down crown and powered by the 2131 caliber. The recognisable octagonal bezel is complemented with diamond indexes on its gold dial. Purchased in 1989, the movement is running smoothly and the dial is in excellent condition. It’s a perfect Royal Oak who appreciates simple elegance with a touch of luxury. The present example is accompanied by an official Extract from the Archive and AP travel box.

Details

Year of Production
1988
Case Size (mm)
36
Case Bezel Material
Yellow Gold
Case Crystal
Sapphire
Case Dial Color
Gold
Case Dial Numbers
Diamonds
Case Material
Yellow Gold
Movement
Selfwinding
Caliber Movement
Caliber 2131
Power Reserve
38
Number of Jewels
24.00
Water Resistance
50m
Strap Color
Yellow Gold
Strap Material
Yellow Gold
Strap Clasp
Folding Clasp
Strap Clasp Material
Yellow Gold
Functions
Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Date
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About the brand +

Audemars Piguet

One of the most iconic names in Swiss watchmaking today, Audemars Piguet was established in 1875 by Jules-Louis Audemars and Edward-Auguste Piguet in the birthplace of Swiss watchmaking itself –the Vallée de Joux, Le Brassus. 

Audemars Piguet has cemented its 140-year legacy with an unrivalled ability to time-and-time again shatter the metaphorical horological ceiling in all facets technical and aesthetic. Its myriad of record-breaking releases over the century have, without doubt, paved the way for the era of modern horology we are so familiar with today.

A brand notorious for its bold releases, most bold of all, perhaps, was the debut of the Royal Oak in 1972 as the world’s first luxury sports watch crafted in stainless steel. The release sent shock waves throughout the watchmaking industry, but has since become the definitive blueprint of the modern steel sports watch, and its octagonal case one of the most sought after silhouettes in the world. AP’s later icons such as the Royal Oak Offshore and Concepts have further propelled the brand to new heights – not only within the watch industry, but also fostering its emergence as a 21st-century cultural icon. Today, APs transcend the world of watchmaking and double as a symbol of status and prestige, its pieces adorning the wrists of celebrities and royalty alike.
 

Despite trailblazing its way through modern Haute Horlogerie, tradition remains engrained in Audemars Piguet’s DNA -- it is the largest independent Swiss watchmaker still owned by its founding families. It is this connection that allows AP to marry its rich heritage and expertise in traditional watchmaking with ground-breaking design and craftsmanship. Each and every wristwatch boasts the manufacture’s complex savoir-faire and mastery of complications – and Audemars Piguet will no doubt continue to shift the paradigm of horology in the years to come, whether the world likes it or not.

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