Offered here is an attractive 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 first-series, or “A” series, meaning it was the very first batch of production, of only allegedly two thousand were produced.
The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak offered here is in great vintage condition. The case has been polished/detailed, with nice sharp edges. The dial is beautiful, with a warm blue color, with normal aging typically seen on these dials. The original tritium lume is still present in both dial aged to a nice yellow color; the hour hand retains its original lume, but the minute hand appears to have been relumed in the past, although it matches in color. The bracelet shows some stretch from use, and will fit approximately a 7.5″ wrist.