Audemars Piguet
Royal Oak 15305ST.OO.1220ST.01 – Openworked

  • Collection: Royal Oak Openworked
  • Model reference: 15305ST.OO.1220ST.01
  • Case/Size: Steel, 39mm
  • Dial: Skeletonized
  • Movement: Automatic-winding
  • Functions: Hours, Minute
  • Specificity: Double balance wheel
  • Condition: Very good /2015
  • Collection: Royal Oak
  • Model Reference: 15305ST.OO.1220ST.01
  • Case/Size: Stainless Steel / 39mm
  • Dial: Skeletonized
  • Movement: Automatic winding
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes
  • Specificity: Double balance wheel
  • Condition / Year: Very Good / Excellent / 2015
  • Box / Papers: Yes / Yes
  • Price: Upon Request

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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 Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 15305ST.OO.1220ST.01, characterized by its Openworked design, is often hailed as a masterpiece of horological artistry. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, the timepiece is renowned for the complexity and elegance of its engineering. The iconic octagonal bezel, a signature of the Royal Oak collection, is secured with eight hexagonal screws and is emblematic of the brand’s commitment to both aesthetics and function.

In this model, the beauty of the watch’s inner mechanics is laid bare through the openworked dial, a feature that allows the intricate movements to be admired in their full glory. The self-winding manufacture caliber 3129 movement, which is meticulously assembled by hand, powers the watch. Its reliability and precision are assured, with a 60-hour power reserve that stands as a testament to the ingenuity and craftsmanship of Audemars Piguet’s master watchmakers.

The case, made from stainless steel, is polished and brushed to a perfect finish, reflecting the brand’s unwavering dedication to quality. The sapphire crystal, resistant to scratches, elegantly protects the dial while also ensuring that the watch’s inner workings can be viewed with clarity. Furthermore, the bracelet, also crafted from stainless steel, seamlessly integrates with the case, featuring a folding clasp that ensures a secure and comfortable fit on the wrist.

Water resistance is guaranteed up to 50 meters, ensuring that the watch remains protected against incidental contact with water. This not only highlights the practicality of the Royal Oak 15305ST.OO.1220ST.01 but also its suitability for everyday wear, despite its luxurious pedigree.

 

 

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 by an 'Audemars Piguet' international warranty card, product literature and a wooden presentation box