Audemars Piguet Royal Oak

Regular price
$48,990
Regular price
Sale price
$48,990
REF 4100ST
Automatic
35 MM
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SKU AS06857
ref 4100ST
case size 35 MM
movement Automatic Winding
approximate age 1970s
dial color Gray
material Stainless Steel
style Dress
category Vintage
bracelet Metal
Includes Includes stainless steel integrated bracelet with signed deployant clasp. Also includes service box, service receipt dated 4/3/2021, service card, books, and papers dated 2/20/1979.
REF 4100ST
Automatic
35 MM
– Show less
SKU AS06857
ref 4100ST
case size 35 MM
movement Automatic Winding
approximate age 1970s
dial color Gray
material Stainless Steel
style Dress
category Vintage
bracelet Metal
Includes Includes stainless steel integrated bracelet with signed deployant clasp. Also includes service box, service receipt dated 4/3/2021, service card, books, and papers dated 2/20/1979.

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 which 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 or solid gold.

This particular model, a Reference 4100ST, dates to circa the late 1970s and features a 35mm stainless steel case paired to an undoubtedly iconic integrated bracelet with a signed locking clasp, a striking black micro-tapisserie Tritium dial showing a rich 'tropical' patina throughout, and Audemars Piguet's Calibre 2123 automatic-winding movement beating away within.

Wonderfully sized for both men and women, this is quite possibly one of the most versatile Royal Oak references ever developed. Try it on the wrist once, and you'll have a tough time taking it off.

Don’t say we didn’t warn you!

Overall Condition

The case and bracelet are in excellent condition overall showing signs of light previous polishing and light wear from age and use. Grey micro-tapisserie Tritium dial shows heavy 'tropical' patination throughout and even patination to Tritium elements with matching handset. Unsigned crown.

Brand Story

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Audemars Piguet, the vaunted manufacture from Les Brassus, wasn't doing so well at the end of the 1960s. Their horological prowess aside, times were changing, customer tastes were evolving, and AP was stuck firmly in a very traditional past. Fortunately for us, their executives recognized this, and bet it all on the launch of an avant garde timepiece the likes of which the world had never seen.

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.

A:S Guarantee

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

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.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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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

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak

Regular price
$48,990
Regular price
Sale price
$48,990
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak

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 which 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 or solid gold.

This particular model, a Reference 4100ST, dates to circa the late 1970s and features a 35mm stainless steel case paired to an undoubtedly iconic integrated bracelet with a signed locking clasp, a striking black micro-tapisserie Tritium dial showing a rich 'tropical' patina throughout, and Audemars Piguet's Calibre 2123 automatic-winding movement beating away within.

Wonderfully sized for both men and women, this is quite possibly one of the most versatile Royal Oak references ever developed. Try it on the wrist once, and you'll have a tough time taking it off.

Don’t say we didn’t warn you!

Overall Condition

The case and bracelet are in excellent condition overall showing signs of light previous polishing and light wear from age and use. Grey micro-tapisserie Tritium dial shows heavy 'tropical' patination throughout and even patination to Tritium elements with matching handset. Unsigned crown.

Brand Story

+
Audemars Piguet, the vaunted manufacture from Les Brassus, wasn't doing so well at the end of the 1960s. Their horological prowess aside, times were changing, customer tastes were evolving, and AP was stuck firmly in a very traditional past. Fortunately for us, their executives recognized this, and bet it all on the launch of an avant garde timepiece the likes of which the world had never seen.

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.

A:S Guarantee

+

Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

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.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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.

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