It is practically incomprehensible that you didn’t catch wind of the 40th commemoration of Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak this year. Planned by the incredible Gerald Genta in 1972 as an extravagance sports watch in treated steel at the cost of multiple times a Rolex Submariner around then. Last January, Audemars Piguet presented a somewhat changed replacement of their symbol watch, the Royal Oak ‘Jumbo’ (ref.15202ST). The dial of this new form is nearer to the first Jumbo (ref.5402ST) as Genta planned it during the 1970s. Obviously, Audemars Piguet abstained from utilizing their in-house type 3120 development (it is excessively thick for the Jumbo case) and keeps it genuine with the type 2121 development, in view of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s type 920 . We did a little comparison of the new Jumbo and the current Jumbo recently ( click here to understand it ).
To commend the 40th commemoration of the Royal Oak, Audemars Piguet Le Brassus coordinated this presentation and it was facilitated by Audemars Piguet North America. They have coordinated a multi day show for people in general. In plain view is likewise the own personal Royal Oak Jumbo possessed and worn by Gerald Genta himself. Our companions at Hodinkee posted an image of this Royal Oak 5402ST with weird gold bezel on their blog today ( ). An incredible method to begin this year’s Spring!
If you are – like us – a devoted peruser of Hodinkee, you are likewise welcome to visit their mixed drink gathering and private review of the Royal Oak assortment at the Armory. The lone thing you need to do is visit and contact Hodinkee to pursue this event.
Last yet not least, during this presentation, Audemars Piguet likewise presents their book ‘Royal Oak’, composed by their gallery chief throughout the previous 20 years. For $100 USD, you will get a book with more than 300 pages on one of our #1 treated steel sports observes ever. For the time being, this book might be accessible at the AP stores in Bal Harbor and New York City. Later on, you can likewise discover – or request – it at chose book stores.