Audemars Piguet Royal Oak

The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak was first released in 1972 and became one of the most popular steel watches not just for Audemars Piguet, but for any Swiss watch manufacturer. Its design set it apart from other watches of the time and made it an instant classic. The Royal Oak was not like any watch produced before, its bracelet and case design was something quite extraordinary and the watch industry and met it with both praise and criticism. When the initial shock passed the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak took its deserved position as one of the exceptional examples of Swiss watch making.