ULTRA RARE Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 18k Yellow Gold Vintage 80's Ref. 6023BA
For sell my father lovely AP watch full service in 01.11.2018. YELLOW GOLD, ROYAL OAK, REF. Its Ultra Rare Vintage 80s (B-series)!! CASE MATERIAL: 18k Yellow Gold. BRACELET / STRAP MATERIAL: 18k Yellow Integrated Bracelet. BRACELET / STRAP SIZE: 7.2 inches / 182mm + 1 Link Extra. FUNCTIONS: Time and Quickset Date. What a gorgeous watch in top condition this crisp Royal Oak from the 80s. The case and bracelet are like new, the dial has the desirable long indexes and has a grey color. The movement is Quartz and keeping perfect time. Accompanied by its original box. All in all a fabulous Royal Oak for the 36mm size lover. Audemars Piguet introduced the Royal Oak in 1972 and it was a game-changer for the luxury watch industry. Based upon a design by Gerald Genta, the Royal Oak was the first luxury steel watch with integrated bracelet. Priced at a level above gold watches, it was a polarizing watch and it was highly uncertain if it would be a success. Since its inception Audemars Piguet would make many variations of the Royal Oak including this mid-size version.
This watch features an 18k yellow gold case and bracelet, case back, and bezel also in yellow gold. This watch was intended for a mans wrist when it came out but today would be suitable for the wrist of a lady. By the 1970s, the Swiss watch industry was in a state of crisis. The introduction of the automatic chronograph movements--like the Zenith El Primero--proved no match against the innovation from Japan that shook the industry to the core. Faced with the influx of Quartz watches in the watch industry, consumers turned to the reliable Japanese products, and sales of Swiss mechanical watches plummeted.
So Genta set to work on the design, using a diver's helmet as inspiration. By the next morning, he was done, and submitted to Carlo de Marchi and Charles Bauty--heads of the Italian and Swiss markets--the blueprint for what would become Audemars Piguet's most signature watch: the Royal Oak. Though intended to be crafted in steel, Audemars Piguet--never very familiar with the metal--cast the prototypes of the Royal Oak in white gold before finally getting the hang of the steel. The cutting edge design featured a sharply angled case, with the exposed rivets of the bezel reminiscent of gaskets in a diver's helmet.
This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Wristwatches". The seller is "sd-777" and is located in London.
- Brand: Audemars Piguet
- Year of Manufacture: 1980-1989
- Model: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak
- Strap Colour: Yellow Gold
- Case Size: 36mm
- Extra Links: Yes
- Display: Analog
- Lug Width: 36mm
- Style: Sport
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Switzerland
- Case Finish: Matte
- Case Material: 18k yellow gold
- Movement: Quartz (Battery)
- Water Resistance: Not Water Resistant
- Features: Date Indicator
- Age Group: Adult
- With Original Packaging: Yes
- Number of Jewels: 10 Jewels
- Case Colour: Yellow Gold
- Gender: Unisex
- Face Colour: Yellow Gold
- With Service Records: Yes
- MPN: Does Not Apply
- Strap Material: Solid Gold