History of Audemars Piguet Royal Oak
In April 1972, Basel: At the annual replica swiss watches Fair (later renamed Basel Watch Fair), Audemars Piguet introduced a luxury steel watch with a bold and innovative design on its strap. After the initial market out of control, Royal Oak Watch has achieved great international success and is one of the most iconic watches ever.
But let's take a step back.
In the early 1970s, Audemars Piguet, like many other Swiss watchmakers, also faced financial difficulties. Japanese quartz watches have brought a serious crisis to the Swiss watch industry-this period is often referred to as the "quartz crisis"-the Swiss watch industry has no clear idea of how to prevent a sharp decline in sales.
In 1971, Audemars Piguet realized that without disruptive change, financial collapse was inevitable. The manufacturer's management detailed the feedback they had received from the Italian market on possible interest in steel luxury watches, and decided it was time to launch a new, sporty and elegant timepiece that was unprecedented.Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Replica
The designer chosen for this task was a designer born in Geneva in 1931. His father was Italian and his mother was Swiss Gerald Genta. Not a new designer, but one of the most famous watch designers at the time, who created successful watches for Universal Genève (Polerouter Microtors, White Shadow, Golden Shadow), Omega (Constellation) and Patek Philippe (Golden Ellipse).
On the eve of the Basel Expo 1971 (one year before the launch), then Audemars Piguet Managing Director Georges Golay called Gerald Genta at 4 pm, explaining that the Italian market was looking forward to "unprecedented stainless steel watches." He needed to design the next morning, this is a sports watch, suitable for all occasions, with the most exquisite finish.
The morning after Gerald Genta invented the watch that would become the Royal Oak. He will later say that Royal Oak is a masterpiece of his career.
Inspired by the traditional diver's helmet, this revolutionary steel watch features an octagonal bezel, secured by eight visible hexagonal gold screws, visible waterproof washers, and a dial decorated with a unique blue petite pictogram .replica watches best
The watch was slim, only 7 mm, but at that time (case) was 39 mm in diameter, which was quite large. To complete a watch, an integrated stainless steel bracelet is required and it is very complicated.
Oddly, the original prototype was made of platinum because it was difficult to process high-grade steel meeting Genta specifications at the time, and it was expensive and could not justify the original prototype.
The selected movement is a beautifully finished automatic movement 2121, which is still used today in the Royal Oak Jumbo Ref. 15202. The 2121 movement is based on the Audemars Piguet 2120 movement and integrates date complications.Bremont KINGSMAN ROSE GOLD BKM-RG Replica Watch
It is worth mentioning that Caliber 2120 movement was launched in 1967 as a result of a project led by Jaeger-LeCoultre, which was contributed by the technical contributions of Audemars Piguet and Audemars Piguet, Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin fund ultra-thin automatic movements. The joint effort resulted in the Jaeger-LeCoultre 920 movement, which is a highly innovative and reliable movement that has been renamed and customized by three contributing customers (Patida Philippe 28-255 C for Nautilus and Vacheron Constantin 1120 for 222 Type provides power)).
The overall height of the 2121 movement is only 30,800 vibrations per hour, which is only 3.05 mm. Thanks to the shock-resistant system, this movement is very suitable for sports watches, such as Royal Oak.
As confirmed by Genta, given that the design theme was inspired by the diver's brass helmet, the name itself must be related to sailing. Audemars Piguet chose Royal Oak, named after the Royal Navy's eight-ship series (remember, the bezel is octagonal), and its name is taken from the ancient hollow oak, England King Charles II hid in it after the Battle of Worcester in 1651, escaping the Rutarian-Parliament supporters during the British Civil War.HUBLOT CLASSIC FUSION ORLINSKI replica