Haute Horologe Watch Review: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Automatic 41mm Watch
Luxury watchmaking is an art, and those who love it recognize that the worth of a watch does not come from the priceless diamonds that adorn it. Instead, value comes from the artisanal skill and brilliant engineering involved. Instead, those in the know will pay attention to the watch’s jewels, craftsmanship, finishing, and the finely adjusted horology, chronometry, and metrology within the movement, the heartbeat of a good timepiece. So, if you’re looking to Buy Audemars Piguet Watch, or Pre Owned Luxury Watches Dubai, the ideal choice would be Haute Horologe. The platform is known for its Luxury Watches in Dubai, making it the go-to Luxury Watches store in Dubai.
Having said that, let’s look at a lovely example created by one of the “Big Three” watchmakers.
The Royal Oak, the watch that has become synonymous with the Audemars Piguet House, was created in 1970. It only took the great Gerald Genta, the design’s creator, one night to make the original sketch, according to him. An old diving helmet with exposed screws served as the model for the famous style.
The first-ever premium sports watch was fashioned from stainless steel, one of this timepiece’s features that caused a stir. Something that was unheard of back then. However, despite being planned in 1970, the Royal Oak wasn’t really built until 1972.
Eight solid gold hex-shaped screws hold the recognizable octagonal bezel to the case. It has a polished beveled edge that goes up to the side of the bezel, which has another finely brushed finish. The front is completed with a finely brushed finish.
Its unusual geometry and simplicity make for a startling beauty. The watch appears to have a round case because of the spherical, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal protecting the dial, even though the case is actually a distinctive, eight-sided octagon.
You will find the iconic grande dial pattern to be entrancing, as with all Royal Oaks. The dial has baton-shaped matching hands with luminous filling and attached 18kt rose gold luminous index hour markers. At 3 o’clock, there is a date aperture, and on the dial’s very edge, in white, there is a second track printed. The AP logo is carved on the top of the winding crown, which is made of 18kt rose gold and has a brushed finish.
The solid gold case’s throbbing heart, the AP caliber 4302, is visible through a transparent sapphire crystal on the exhibition case back. This in-house caliber is a self-winding (automatic) movement with 257 parts that run at a constant 28,800 vibrations per hour or 4Hz. With a genuine rose gold winding rotor that has a beautiful brushed finish and is marked with a skeletonized AP monogram and an etched logo, this 32-jewel mechanism has an estimated power reserve of 70 hours. This movement’s plates and parts have beautiful Côtes de Genève striping and polished beveled edges.
The black alligator leather strap of this watch is secured to the wrist by an 18kt rose gold clasp. Soft beige calfskin leather featuring black stitching is used on the strap’s underside.
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