Audemars Piguet Royal Oak
Why We Love it
Why We Love it–
One name: Gerald Genta.
The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak is perhaps Genta’s most memorable work, and in many ways changed the shape of the watch industry.
The Royal Oak essentially created an entirely new category of 'luxury sport' timepieces, and with it came a new design language that inspired countless other manufactures. What's particularly delightful about the design of the Royal Oak is that it works brilliantly in a number of sizes and casing materials, from steel to carbon fiber to rose gold.
This particular model, a Reference 15300OR from the early 2000s, is housed in a 39mm rose gold case and features a sapphire crystal, signed crown, hexagonal bezel, and the famous textured Grand Tapisserie dial with applied luminous baton indices, matching handset, and date window at 3 o’clock. In good condition throughout and powered by the automatic Audemars Piguet Cal. 3120 movement, it comes paired to an integrated, brown crocodile leather strap with a signed deployant clasp and ships with much of its ephemera.
Try it on the wrist once, and you'll have a tough time taking it off — don't say we didn't warn you!
The case is in excellent condition throughout showing signs of light wear from gentle use. Luminous white 'micro-tapisserie' dial is in outstanding, as-new condition with matching handset. Signed crown.
Utilizing the talents of a designer named Gerald Genta, who would make his name for designing this very watch, AP planned from the beginning to make this new watch - dubbed the Royal Oak - a contradiction to tradition, and it became the world's first luxury sports watch. Made in steel. The gamble paid off, and the watch world clamored to get their hands on the cutting edge design, which featured a sharply angled watch with integrated bracelet, micro tapisserie dial, and ultra thin movement.
Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.
Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.
We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.
Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.
Shipping & Returns
Shipping & Returns+
All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.
Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.
We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.
Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.
We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak