Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph Reverse Panda 26331ST

£79,000
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  • Condition: Excellent
  • Model: 26331ST.OO.1220ST.01
  • Movement: Automatic
  • Strap Length: 190mm
  • Scope: Box & Papers
  • Year: C.2019
  • Case Width: 41mm
  • Listing ID: SD026353
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This watch is in excellent condition, with light marks only.

Comes in original box with documents. Warranty card present.

While the Royal Oak was first released in 1972, it wasn't until 1993 before Audemars Piguet decided to put a chronograph movement into the venerable Genta design. The very first Royal Oak Chronograph was in many ways the polar opposite of the original 5402, with a thick and substantial case housing a chronograph movement. Today, Audemars Piguet's Royal Oak Chronographs are widely appreciated for blending the iconic design with a useful complication.

AUDEMARS PIGUET

Audemars Piguet was founded in Le Brassus in 1875, a rural part of Switzerland. The company became famous for making high complications, with the myriad complicated pocket watches in its museum being testament to its expertise. The company went from strength to strength, producing the world's first skeletonised wristwatch in 1934 and the world's first perpetual calendar wristwatch with a leap year indicator (allowing for user adjustment) in 1955.

By the late 1960s and early 70s, however, the company was beginning to lag behind in terms of innovations. To sidestep the atrophy that would go on to destroy so many other watchmakers, Audemars Piguet decided to do something bold and released the Royal Oak.

Costing 10 times more than a Rolex Submariner did, the watch was unashamedly luxurious. This watch spawned a new genre of watchmaking, and arguably saved not only Audemars Piguet, but the entire watch industry from a slow death.
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