Audemars Piguet Royal Oak
A teeny tiny Royal Oak! If I could buy any watch today, it would be this one. This watch was highly impactful when it was released to the world in the '70s. Designed by icon Gérald Genta (aka "GG"), the Royal Oak was the first luxury sports watch of its kind, presenting an elevated, everyday alternative to the dress watch. Many are available at SKY HIGH PRICES, but this is a little guy, often slept on – relatively more affordable and the apple of my eye.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak ref. ST 26670
DATE OF BIRTH: Circa 1990s
MATERIAL: Steel with a blue dial
SIZE: 25MM aka TEENY TINY, bracelet size is 14.3cm.
MOVEMENT: Quartz 2610
CONDITION: Original condition, unpolished, very light scratches and signs of natural wear.
THE NITTY GRITTY:
A stainless steel Ladies Royal Oak with a Quartz movement. This watch is presented in superb and original condition. The case lines remain very sharp throughout. There are very few signs of wear to the case or bracelet. The bracelet is the iconic version of the larger model which is integrated into the watch case. It is also in excellent condition, with no signs of stretch. The original clasp is working well, securing firmly.
The dial on this watch is a rare example. Rather than being the classic ”Tapisserie” waffle looking dial, it is a flat navy blue dial silver silver printing. Another interesting detail about the dial is the minute chapter ring that runs along the outside, also printed in silver. This is something that is not normally seen on the very paired down Royal Oak dial. This model also includes the date located at the three o’clock position, and framed in a silver printed box. The watch is signed “Swiss Made” at the six o’clock position.
The dial markers and hands are filled with Tritium luminous material and are presented in perfect original condition. Showing evenly and identically under UV light.
The watch is presented with its original paperwork from Audemars Piguet, having being sold via a jewelry store in Bologna, Italy in 1998. It is a rare watch, in superb condition with the cherry of having the original paperwork.
All watches are protected against mechanical failure under a 1 year warranty by Foundwell.