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Having just celebrated its 50th birthday, the Royal Oak from Audemars Piguet is a true icon in design and watchmaking. Audemars Piguet released the first Royal Oak watch in 1972, and it was a gamechanger for the luxury watch industry. At the time, the idea of a luxury sports watch was a foreign concept—there were “luxury watches” and there were “sport watches”… there was no in between. With an angular design and integrated bracelet, the Royal Oak’s iconic form was the brainchild of legendary watch designer Gerald Genta. Fifty years later, these iconic watches have become some of most sought after watches on the planet.
Dating to 2013, this Royal Oak “Jumbo” Ultra Thin (Ref. 15202ST) is based on the original “Jumbo” model designed by Gerald Genta in 1972. Inspired by the porthole of a ship, the octagonal bezel is set with eight hexagonal screws that have become the Royal Oak’s trademark. The 39mm Extra Thin case is only 8.1mm thick, creating a very special feel on the wrist. The integrated bracelet tapers as it goes down the wrist completes the iconic design and ensures a comfortably snug fit on the wrist. This pre-owned watch was just fully serviced by Audemars Piguet and includes its original boxes, manuals and certificate.
The Royal Oak was a ground-breaking new watch when Audemars Piguet introduced it in 1972. At the time, the idea of a luxury sports watch was a foreign concept– a “luxury watch” and a “sport watch” were two completely different things. The brainchild of legendary watch designer Gerald Genta, the Royal Oak seamlessly blended these concepts together and showcased a unique angular design with an integrated bracelet.
Dating to 2013, this Royal Oak “Jumbo” Ultra Thin pays homage to the original model with its blue “Petite Tapisserie” dial and body of hand-finished steel. The refined hand-polished and satin-brushed finishes further reinforce the clean and angular lines of case and bezel. The octagonal bezel was inspired by the porthole of a naval ship, and its eight hexagonal screws have become a trademark of the collection. The integrated bracelet tapers as it goes down the wrist and ensures a comfortably snug fit on the wrist.