Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Ref. 14700 - 'Mini-Jumbo' Full Set
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 reason 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.
The present example is part of the ‘mid-size’ Royal Oak collection which was introduced in the 1980s. The Mid-Size Royal Oaks Range from 35 - 37mm with this being the 37mm variety of watch - which is wear the name ‘Mini-Jumbo’ derives from. The dial (which can sometime exhibit brassing) is in beautiful condition which matches the overall condition of the case. These watches strike the perfect balance between the size and value proposition that a Royal Oak can offer. It is also one of the rarest mid-size Royal Oak family members. Many people find that the 37mm case fits the wrist in a more comfortable way than a full size 39mm Royal Oak which can fit a little odd on some wrists due to how flat it is.
Furthermore, the present example is truly complete with not only its boxes and papers from new - but with service paperwork dated 2022. This clearly demonstrates that the watch was owned and cared for over the course of its life, and we are pleased to offer it onto its next home.
*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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