Golden anniversary

Award-winning Royal Oak 'Jumbo' Extra-Thin in a platinum case.

Next year, Audemars Piguet will celebrate 50 years of the Royal Oak, the first luxury sports watch with a case made of steel.

With the steel case, octagonal bezel, hexagonal screws, "Tapisserie" pattern and integrated bracelet, the Royal Oak overturned prevailing codes and became a modern icon in the 1970s.

This has been reaffirmed by the Royal Oak "Jumbo" Extra-Thin winning the "Iconic Watch" prize at the prestigious Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève 2021.

The timeless design has been reworked with a smoked green sunburst dial.

Coloured dials, in brown, blue and green tones, first appeared on the Swiss brand's watches in the 1970s. In this decade, Audemars Piguet survived the quartz crisis thanks to the revolutionary Royal Oak designed by Gérald Genta in 1972.

Its name is taken from the HMS Royal Oak battleship, whose name references the tree in which King Charles II hid after he had escaped from the Battle of Worcester.

Over the years, the Swiss brand has expanded its fleet of timepieces to include Royal Oak Offshore and Royal Oak Concept

The award-winning Royal Oak "Jumbo" Extra-Thin is housed in a 39mm 950 platinum case, whose sapphire crystal caseback showcases the refined decorations and gold oscillating weight of the self winding Calibre 2121 that also powered the original Royal Oak.

The elegant green-faced model is exclusively available at AP House Bangkok, located on 4th Floor, Gaysorn Tower.

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