The Royal Oak series is the most classic series of Audemars Piguet replica watches. Among the many watch brands, it is difficult to find a series like Royal Oak that is more famous than the brand. To some extent, the popularity of the Royal Oak series is equivalent to Audemars Piguet. Today we are going to talk about the origin of the Royal Oak series.
The emergence of the Royal Oak series
The British have a special feeling for oak trees. Because as early as the 16th century, when King Charles II led his army and fought against the command of the British bourgeois revolutionary leader Cromwell, after the defeat, Charles II hid on an oak tree, escaped the pursuit, and saved his life. Then Charles II retook the lead and won the victory, becoming one of the most famous monarchs in British history. And this oak tree was also named “Royal Oak,” becoming a symbol of the protector of the British royal family. Besides, a 19th-century British Royal Navy battleship was also named “Royal Oak.”
Gérald Genta and Audemars Piguet Royal Oak
A master watchmaker, Gérald Genta, who is a genius in the watch industry, was inspired by the octagonal porthole of this naval battleship named “Royal Oak.” In his view, the porthole represents a strong waterproof performance and a sturdy case, so he designed the “Royal Oak” watch with an octagonal case. And creatively exposing the eight screws that fix the case, directly subverting the conventional watch aesthetics in the past, and setting off a wave of watch design style modification in the world.
And this master watchmaker also designed a top brand series watch-Patek Philippe Nautilus which is sought after by countless people. His name is Gérald Genta.
The overall design of Royal Oak watches is different from the mainstream style at that time, and it is mainly expressed in three aspects:
1. The watch model cancels the setting of the lug, surprisingly fusing the metal bracelet with the case;
2. The octagonal bezel is integrated into the overall design, thus showing the rare and powerful style of the watch at that time. The octagonal bezel has also become the iconic design of the Royal Oak;
3. 39mm case diameter. This kind of data can already become a “monster” in the era when small watches are prevalent, and the clocks are therefore named JUMBO.
“TAPISSERIE” lattice decoration
In addition to the octagonal bezel decorated with eight screws, another design element that makes the Royal Oak series stand out among many watches is the unique “TAPISSERIE” checkered classic dial. This TAPISSERIE check looks simple, but a small number of engravers can only create it. Because the TAPISSERIE pattern of each royal oak can only be built with ancient carving machine tools, these machines existed even a century ago. How to determine the engraving position, master the pressure and rotation speed are challenges for the engraver.
James is a fan of Audemars Piguet
Although Audemars Piguet and Patek Philippe are competing for who is the first brand in the watch industry to make sports watches. However, it must be admitted that the sport style of the Royal Oak is undeniable. Friends who will choose Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, in addition to their noble value, should pursue unique design sense and identity recognition, for example, James is deeply fascinated by Audemars Piguet.
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