When Audemars Piguet has become producing top-level wrist watches considering that 1875, it was really a version developed by Gerald Genta and released in 1972 that had become the company’s flagship watch. That watch was the Royal Oak. The model also established a whole new genre-the luxury sports watch, though not only did the Royal Oak become AP’s butter and bread. Though Audemars Piguet made many variants from the Royal Oak during the last several years, the simpler time/particular date automatic designs are the most popular. Right now we have a look at two different generations in the Royal Oak Auto, the Royal Oak 15300 or 15400, to discover the way they examine.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 15300
Audemars Piguet launched the Royal Oak 15300 sequence in 2005. Simply to recharge, the letters that come following AP guide numbers, including ref. 15300ST, reveal the particular metallic suited for the watch case.
BA – Yellow Golden
BC – Bright white Golden
Saint – Stainlesss steel
OR – Rose Rare metal
PT – Platinum
TI – Titanium
The ref. 15300 sports a 39mm scenario which is, of course, topped with all the Royal Oak’s personal seven-sided bezel using the uncovered anchoring screws.
Be aware the large AP company logo at 12 o’clock on the RO 15300ST dial
Inside the 9.4mm heavy scenario is definitely the in-house Audemars Piguet Quality 3120 intelligent motion, that have created its first appearance in 2003 inside the Jules Audemars selection. Caliber 3120 is notable in AP’s history as it wasdeveloped and conceived, and developed totally in-residence rather than employing Jaeger-LeCoultre basic actions as being a beginning point. Functioning at 26,000 is better than per hour, Cal. 3120 power theminute and hour, and secs palms, a day window, and supplies the watch with 60 time of power arrange.
A set of Royal Oak 15300OR watches on leather-based bracelets
The RO ref. 15300 watches are furnished together with the popular hobnail-designed AP “tapisserie” dials, for sale in white, black, or light blue. A specific characteristic of the 15300 will be the positioning of a big AP emblem that serves as the 12 o’clock marker.
Audemars Piguet constructed the Royal Oak 15300 until finally 2012, for sale in both steel or 18k increased gold and fixed with metal incorporated bracelets or leather-based bands. There is additionally a exclusive edition bit in just two-color stainlesss steel and increased gold.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 15400
Audemars Piguet launched the Royal Oak 15400 range in 2012 to change the ref. 15300 age group. The 15400 incorporates a larger scenario diameter at 41mm together with a a little thicker profile at 9.8mm. It’s well worth mentioning that AP also unveiled the 37mm ref. 15450 that exact same season for anyone trying to find a more compact model from the Royal Oak.
18k increased rare metal Royal Oak 15400OR
Along with the larger situation dimensions, Audemars Piguet also tweaked the tapisserie dial a little. The Royal Oak 15400 includes a dual hash mark at 12 o’clock by using a more compact AP emblem under it. Fans of retro AP watches will instantly realize that these twice indexes in the original 1972 Royal Oak dial.
What’s a lot more, the time windowpane at 3 o’clock needed to relocate a little to the centre (due to the larger situation however the same motion) which is now along with a tiny directory. In the scenario is the same reliable Caliber 3120, which may be seen using the sapphire crystal caseback.