Ever since my initial days (mid-nineties) of investigating the watch universe, I have a great deal of adoration for Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak . The Royal Oak Jumbo (15202ST) being excessively costly, and the ordinary Royal Oak’s being excessively little with their 36mm (and excessively costly around then also), out of nowhere brought some expectation. In that year, Audemars Piguet presented another Royal Oak date model in hardened steel, with an in-house development type 3120. AP utilized a development dependent on JLC 889/1 development till at that point, for its ordinary Royal Oak date model. This new model, with ref.15300 had a case distance across of 39mm. Practically a similar size as the Jumbo 15202ST, just somewhat thicker in view of the development. The Jumbo uses an exceptionally level development, because of an alternate development of the rotor which makes the whole watch practically 1mm compliment. Which is a ton obviously, in horological context.
Anyhows, as you may know, Audemars Piguet is a brand that can be purchased with some markdown (except for some restricted models and the acclaimed Jumbo ) and the value distinction between the normal treated steel Royal Oak and the Royal Oak Jumbo is quite huge. Likewise, you may be pulled in to the more refreshed (thicker) arm band, the screwed-down crown and long hour markers a touch more. Then again, the development of the Jumbo is past uncommon.. so on the off chance that you have a shaky area for the type 2121 it will cost you genuine money.
Enough technical discussion. My watch companion Michael was in a flash in affection with the Royal Oak in the wake of seeing the model on the wrist of another watch companion of mine, during our excursion to a watch reasonable in D?é¬ºsseldorf. Much the same as me, Michael experienced passionate feelings for the normal Royal Oak ref.15300ST and when one of these marvels crossed his way, he pulled the trigger on it.
Yesterday, I got a couple of photos of his Royal Oak 15300ST. He has it for a long while now, yet at last got himself a fair photography set-up. As far as I might be concerned, the photos he took catch the genuine pith of the Royal Oak. Straightforward but then refined, trendy but then energetic at the equivalent time.
(c) Photos by Michael