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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Extra-Thin

To mark the 40th anniversary of the first precious metal Royal Oaks, Audemars Piguet has created a new series of Extra-Thin versions in yellow gold.

The Royal Oak first appeared in 1972 and was notable for several reasons: it was the world's first luxury sports watch; it was imposing, yet impressively thin; and, despite being the most expensive watch of its type on the market, it was made of stainless steel.

Then, in 1977, the first yellow gold 39 mm Royal Oak was launched. In 2016, classic yellow gold returned to Audemars Piguet’s product portfolio and was presented in a select group of Royal Oak models.

Today, to mark the 40th anniversary of the first precious metal Royal Oaks, Audemars Piguet has created a new series of Extra-Thin versions in yellow gold.

Royal Oak Extra-Thin
This 18-carat yellow gold “Jumbo” is available with two distinct “Petite Tapisserie” dials - classic blue or vintage-inspired champagne - both of which evoke a delightful 1970s aesthetic while offering the very latest in fit, finish, accuracy and reliability. The blue dial features a lighter shade, similar to the yellow gold models released last year, as it beautifully contrasts with the case and bracelet. Meanwhile, the champagne dial blends with the other yellow gold timepiece, creating a monochromatic aesthetic of beauty and warmth. Water resistant to 50m, the case is completed with a glareproofed sapphire crystal and caseback.

As with all examples of reference 15202, the new yellow gold model is equipped with the renowned ultra-thin selfwinding Manufacture caliber 2121, first introduced half a century ago. It beats at 19,800 vibrations/h, offers a 40-hour power reserve and powers the hour, minute and date - at 3 o'clock - functions.

The watch is fitted with a 18-carat yellow gold bracelet with AP folding clasp.

Royal Oak Extra-Thin

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Audemars Piguet is one of the few independent family-owned watch businesses and has been based in Le Brassus, in Switzerland's Vallée de Joux region, at the heart of the fine watchmaking industry, ever since the company was first established in 1875.

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