Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Double Balanced Skeleton
With pride, we are able to present to you, this amazing example of the rare and highly sought after Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Openworked.
The openworked Royal Oak has been around for years but the origins of this line could be 2010's, Ref: 15305. Then in 2012 and 2014, we saw the traditional 39 mm Jumbo get "openworked" in platinum and rose gold.
Now, we see the current 41 mm Royal Oak, ref: 15400 openworked for the first time, but with a brand new double-balance wheel escapement and that folks, is a world's first!
This watch is completely brand new and unworn and comes as the full set with everything included.
In 1970, Audemars Piguet instructed Genta to come up with an “unprecedented steel watch.” As the story goes, he found inspiration whilst seeing a diver at work with an old-fashioned diver’s helmet near Lake Geneva. Staying up all night, Genta drew the design for a circular case with an angular, octagonal bezel, eight visible screws, and an integrated bracelet. The Royal Oak was presented in 1972 as the most expensive steel watch available and it caused an uproar: why was a distinguished maison d’horlogerie putting out a sports watch, let alone in such a pedestrian material? Some experts even predicted that the Royal Oak would put Audemars Piguet out of business. Though it took a while to catch on, the Royal Oak is now one of the most iconic and long-lasting watch designs, and has spawned an entire product line. It wouldn’t be the first time that Genta would prove a brand’s owners, customers, and industry experts wrong.