Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 50th Anniversary

| By Laurie Kahle | From Gambling Guide, May/June 2022
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 50th Anniversary
When Audemars Piguet introduced its Royal Oak in 1972, few could have ever predicted that the revolutionary stainless-steel sport watch with high-end finishing and a price tag to match would become one of the most coveted and hardest-to-get watch models 50 years later. Gérald Genta’s visionary design—with its octagonal bezel accented by eight visible screws, grid-patterned “Tapisserie” dial and integrated steel bracelet—raised more than a few eyebrows before winning an enthusiastic fan base. Today, luxury stainless-steel sport watches appear in brand after brand. But Royal Oak is the grandaddy of them all—now, more timelessly classic than iconoclastic. The first …
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