Audemars Piguet Ref. 25572BA - Day-Date Royal Oak
It’s not unfair to say that Audemars Piguet Royal Oak is one of the most iconic watches ever made. Designed in 1972 by Gerald Genta, the Royal Oak completely changed the way that we look at a steel sports watch. For the first time, stainless steel was treated as a precious metal - receiving complex finishing techniques of brushing, polishing, and beveling - all by hand. The idea that its eight hexagonal bezel screws would be finely finished and left exposed for the wearer to see was a revolutionary thought. It’s no surprise that the model became the calling card for the family owned Audemars Piguet - not to mention one of the most sought after watches in the world. While the initial 5402 was time-only, AP quickly began to capitalize on the success of the Royal Oak and begin to integrate other complications and variations into this case.
That is exactly what we have here, the Royal Oak Day-Date. Prior to the Royal Oak’s introduction, AP was a master of high complications making beautiful movements in precious metals. It was only a matter of time after the Royal Oak that they would continue to leverage that mastery into the new case shape and that marriage resulted in some iconic watches like the present 25572 BA. Housed in a 36mm Royal Oak case, the dial exhibits beautiful balance and design using an elegant and traditional pointer style sub registers for the date and day apertures. Fashioned entirely in 18K yellow gold, this is an extremely elegant piece and traditional complication to feature in such an avant-garde case shape for its time. While AP eventually put tourbillions and perpetual calendars into the Royal Oak, the Day-Date-is the start of it all!
About The Brand
A Member of the vaunted ‘Holy-Trinity’ of watchmakers, the story of Audemars Piguet dates back to 1875 when Jules Audemars and Edward Piguet founded the company. While they were known for their highly elegant and complex watches for decades - it was the advent of the Royal Oak in 1972 that moved the brand into the heights where it currently resides. Not one to rest on its laurels, AP also has a beautiful lineup of RE-mastered vintage pieces, and used its more avant-garde Code 11:59 case to highlight its dazzling array of dial techniques, and complex movements.
The Nitty Gritty
Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
Model: Royal Oak Day-Date
Ref: 25572 BA
Case Diameter: 36mm
Lug Width: n/a Integrated Bracelet
Case Material: 18K Yellow Gold
Case Condition: Lightly polished with no significant nicks or scratches
Dial Condition: Gentle Patination Throughout
Movement: Audemars Piguet Automatic Calibre
Bracelet: 18K Yellow Gold Integrated Audemars Piguet Bracelet with moderate stretch
*Some marks or spots on the dial are reflections or dust on the crystal and are due to high intensity strobe lighting used while photographing. They are not actually on the watch or visible in natural lighting.
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