Royal Oak Tourbillon | 26521PT.YY.1220PT.01

  • Collection: Royal Oak Tourbillon
  • Model reference: 26521PT.YY.1220PT.01
  • Case/Size: Platinum, 41mm
  • Dial: Blue sunburst Evolutive Pattern
  • Movement: Manual-winding
  • Functions: Hours, Minute
  • Specificity: Blue sapphires & diamond set bezel
  • Condition: Like new / 2018
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 famous Royal Oak has been revisited with this special edition with gemstones. The octogonal bezel is set with 32 gradated baguette-cut blue sapphires on a 41mm platinum case adorned with a smoked sunburst blue dial with «Tapisserie Evolutive» pattern, fitted with white gold central hands indicates the hours & minutes on gold hour-markers. Located at 6 o’clock, a fantastic tourbillon is visible through the sapphire crystal. Another fascinating feature of this wristwatch is the extra-thin case, only 8.95mm!  A real prowess from Le Brassus has been done on this majestic timepiece.
The full platinum bracelet is also thiner and suits perfectly the wrist. The extra-thin manual winding movement has a power-reserve of 70 hours and is water resistant to 50m.

Our watch comes with its full original set.

 

 

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