Offered here is a beautiful example of the rare and insanely popular Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, Reference 5402, circa 1970s. Designed by Gerald Genta, the Royal Oak is the focal point and main attraction for the legendary watchmaker, and these first execution models have soared in popularity – finding a nice example has become harder and harder. This particular example is a “B” series, meaning it was the second batch of production (after “A”), of only a few thousand were ever made. This particular Audemars Piguet Royal Oak is in excellent vintage condition. The case has been lightly polished/detailed in the past, still showing nice edges in the lugs. The dial is beautiful, with a warm blue color, and only minor discoloration near some of the markers, which is more common than not with the aging of these dials. The original tritium lume is still present in both dial and hands, aged to a warm and striking yellow patina color.