Audemars Piguet
Royal Oak Chronograph | 26239OR.GG.1224OR.01

  • Collection: Royal Oak Chronograph
  • Model reference: 26239OR.GG.1224OR.01
  • Case/Size: Frosted 18-carat rose gold case, 41mm
  • Dial: Blue with “Grande Tapisserie” pattern
  • Bracelet: Frosted 18-carat rose gold bracelet.
  • Movement: Self-winding
  • Functions: Chronograph, hours, minutes, small seconds and date.
  • Condition / Year: Like new / 2021
  • Collection: Royal Oak
  • Model Reference: 26239OR.GG.1224OR.01
  • Case/Size: Rose Gold / 41mm
  • Dial: Blue with “Grande Tapisserie” pattern
  • Movement: Automatic winding
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Chronograph, Date
  • Specificity: Frosted case and bezel
  • Condition / Year: Like New, Mint / 2021
  • Box / Papers: Yes / Yes
  • Price: Upon Request
Manufacturer’s International Warranty

All the watches we offer come with a 2 year warranty but this timepiece enjoys a guarantee covered by the manufacturer, valid internationally at any flagship store or official retailer carrying the respective brand. If you wish we are happy to assist you handling this task. Scope of coverage subject to manufacturer’s policy, please contact us for more information.

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Description

The ‘Royal Oak’ overturned the prevailing codes in 1972 during a period of existential crisis for the watch industry due to the boom of the cheap Quartz watches made in Asia.

The company had to come with a bold, solid stainless sports steel luxury watch, they gave the mission to Gerald Genta to design it.
He got the inspiration from a deep-sea-diving helmet, the result was an octagonal bezel, visible mounting screws, a large case of 39mm with an integrated bracelet, a very futuristic design for the seventies.
Within 2-3 years they sold about 1000 watches establishing a new segment within the industry and pioneered the popularity and desirability of the steel sports luxury watch.

The first model released was the reference 5402 known today as the “Royal Oak A series”, with a thin automatic calibre 2121 movement that is still made today.

Since they treated steel as gold, the level of finishing was remarkable and so was the retail price, for comparison purpose a similar Rolex sport watch was 10x cheaper.

Today, Audemars Piguet still produces a range of Royal Oaks in different sizes (33 to 41mm) for ladies and men, from titanium, rose gold, yellow gold and platinum metals, various dial colours and with different complications.

 

The reference 26239BC.GG.1224BC.01 is a distinctive take on the iconic Royal Oak design, showcasing both traditional craftsmanship and modern aesthetics. The case and bracelet are beautifully crafted in solid 18K rose gold, featuring a unique frosted finish achieved through meticulous hammering with a diamond-tipped tool. This technique creates a myriad of tiny indentations on the surface, producing a stunning matte and sparkling effect that plays with light. The bezel’s flanks contrast this texture with a mirror polish, enhancing the overall design and drawing attention to the bezel’s distinct edges.

The watch is further distinguished by its striking blue “Grande Tapisserie” guilloché dial. It houses a functional chronograph display with two horizontal rhodium-toned counters positioned at 3 and 9 o’clock for timing events, along with a smaller sub-dial above 6 o’clock for continuous seconds. A subtle date window is placed between 4 and 5 o’clock. The dial is completed with luminous hands and indices, made from white gold for an elegant touch.

With a well-proportioned 41mm case that measures just 12.4mm in thickness, the watch offers a balanced and comfortable fit. It operates on Audemars Piguet’s own self-winding calibre 4401 movement, a testament to their horological expertise. This movement ensures a robust 70-hour power reserve, blending technical excellence with the watch’s visually captivating design.

 

 

Audemars Piguet – bio

Audemars Piguet is a Swiss manufacturer of mechanical watches founded in 1875. They began in the Vallée de Joux. Jules Louis Audemars formed a partnership with Edward Auguste Piguet. Audemars created complicated blank watch movements for other manufactures to use. Piguet specialized in the final regulation of watches. They then split responsibilities when they began their own company. Audemars was in charge of production and technical aspects while Piguet focused on sales and management. One of their first achievements was creating the first repeater wristwatch in 1892 and in 1972 the iconic steel “Royal Oak”.

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Accompanied with original warrant card, wooden box and outer packaging