The first time I saw a Royal Oak I was a young boy at our family haberdasher in Italy getting suits for our upcoming holidays.
Our tailor was a very elegant man and he was showing off to my father his newly acquired Royal Oak Jumbo, beautiful black dial and AP at 6 o clock.
My dad was bragging he also had a Royal Oak in the early 80s, yellow gold 36mm, he had sold to Davide Halevim a year after he bought it. Regrettably, I have never seen it.
The Royal Oak is the only top category watch in today’s insane watch market that is still buyable at an interesting price, retains it’s value and is an instant classic.
I love the fact there are numerous variations,metals,sizes,complications and editions so that you can never have enough and there is always something to discover.
The Jumbo extra thin caliber 2121 has been kicking strong since the 70s and the Gerald Genta Octagon case is one of the most iconic designs ever.
The Royal Oak is a watch that looks great with a suit, with jeans and at the poolside. Looks great on a guy as much as it looks on a girl.
I love the sculptural design and finish on the bracelet, it is one of the most interesting bracelet designs ever, what a play of light when the sun hits it!
Below a gallery of all the APs I sold so far.
I remember the first time I saw a Royal Oak: I was 17 years old (1997-98) at my haberdasher in Milano and he was showing off his newly acquired Preowned Jumbo to my dad. A novelty to me cause the only watch brand I knew of at the time was Rolex. Looked pretty cool and sophisticated to me and I haven’t forgotten about it since. I believe no other watch is as elegant, refined and at the same time “cool” as the Royal Oak. The name already inspires me.. #audemarspiguet #royaloak #5402 #15202 #14790 #classicwatch