The Octagonal Bezel: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak
Audemars Piguet, a legendary name in the world of luxury watches. Founded in 1875 by Louis Audemars and Edward Auguste Piguet, this Swiss luxury brand has been manufacturing horological masterpieces since.
Audemars Piguet is considered one of the most prestigious watch manufacturers in the world. In 2016, the brand’s revenues were estimated around 900 million dollars.
Above their many achievements in the world of watchmaking, Audemars Piguet is best known for their Royal Oak wristwatch.
Interesting fact about the Royal Oak watch is that it was designed in a day. Mind Blowing right?! Royal Oak is one of the most iconic watches in the world and to think it was only designed in one day.
This masterpiece of a watch was designed by a young watch stylist named Gerald Ajanta. Gerald had already made his name in the industry at companies such as Omega and Universal Jeanette. His design is considered a revolution in the world of watches, as he introduced an unprecedented octagonal case. Another trademark feature of Royal Oak is the exposed mounting screws.
Recently, the Swiss watchmaker unveiled six new editions of its Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillion watches. Five of these watches come in 18K white gold, while one comes in 18K pink gold. The 38.5mm watches run on a hand-wound movement. AP’s caliber 2951. All six models are equipped with translucent sapphire cabochon gemstone crowns. End result? Absolutely breathtaking and intricate timepiece.