“Mr. Genta, I need a steel sports watch that has never been done before, I want it to be something totally new and waterproof, I want the design by tomorrow morning.” -Mr. Georges Golay, Managing Director of Audemars Piguet.
It has been 48 years since the conception of the original Audemars Piguet Royal Oak. Connecting its steel case, octagonal bezel, tapisserie dial and integrated bracelet the Royal Oak is undeniably one of the biggest icons in the watch industry. Created by Gerald Genta in 1972 the Royal oak pioneered high-end luxury sports watches. The artwork pictured here with its blue “grand tapisserie” dial and white gold applied hour markers would make the perfect addition to any home or office.
**Mounting Brackets included