Royal Oak Selfwinding
About this model
Audemars Piguet reached out to Swiss designer Gérald Genta for the creation of this timepiece in 1972. The shape of the clock was unlike anything seen before: an octagonal bezel with six visible screws was reminiscent of maritime portholes. It is believed that the name Royal oak refers to the warships of the Royal Navy. With a diameter measuring 39 mm, the timepiece exudes a decidedly sporty composition. A novelty in the world of traditional watchmaking, the timepiece was initially composed of a conventional stainless steel. The Royal Oak is now considered the flagship model of Audemars Piguet: thanks to its distinctive shape, the timepiece enjoys an outstanding recognition value. Along with accurately displaying the time, the Royal Oak collection presents models that come equipped with complications and auxiliary functions.