To break the rules, you have to first master them.
Take look at this beauty, ref. 15202ST ‘jumbo’ ultra-thin with the stunning blue dial. Just like the first Royal Oak it has no central second hand and an applied AP logo above the six. The magic starts in the hand, before you even put it on your wrist you can see and feel the quality of the construction. 39 mm is a very comfortable size on the wrist, not too small or too big.
A full set: box, papers, instruction manual, master carton, and what is most extraordinary this watch has never been worn and is Boutique Geneve delivered 2017.
Ref 15202ST is a direct decrescent of the original design in 1972. 8.1 mm thick case and equipped with caliber 2121. This is originally the result of an alliance of 4 Swiss watch brands, namely Audemars Piguet, Vacheron Constantin, Patek Philippe, and Jaeger Lecoultre. Later on, it became an in-house movement of AP. It has a power reserve of 40 hours and is a non quickset date. You can change the date by quickly go back and forward between 10 and 2 o’clock. But that makes it different we think.
In the 1970s there was a big crisis in the watch industry, quartz was moving up. So releasing the steel Royal Oak, designed by Gerald Genta, a completely new model, more expensive as a gold watch, was bold. But it was an instant hit and up to this day one of the most beloved models in the world.