Audemars Piguet 14700BA Royal Oak Grey Dial 18k Yellow Gold 36MM (34902)

34902 Audemars Piguet 14700BA Royal Oak, 18k yellow gold on a matching gold bracelet with AP deployant clasp, automatic AP Caliber 2225 movement, quick-set date, center sweep seconds, grey Petite Tapisserie dial, sapphire crystal, water resistant to 10 atm, size: 36mm, thickness: 7.8mm. Like New with original box.


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This is an 18k yellow gold Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 14700BA. It has an integral 18k yellow gold link bracelet with a deployant clasp. The solid 36mm diameter three-body strongbox case is polished and brushed, with an octagonal bezel screwed down by 8 hexagonal nuts; the case back is also secured by 8 screws. It has downturned integral lugs, a bi-directional hexagonal winding crown, and a scratch resistant sapphire crystal. The dial is grey with AP's signature �Petite Tapisserie� decoration, luminous applied baton hour index markers, gold Royal Oak baton hands, a center sweep seconds hand, and an outer track with minute/seconds divisions. There is an aperture for the date at the 3 o'clock position and it's water resistant to 100 meters/330 feet. The 7.8mm thick case, dial, and movement are all signed.

This Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 14700BA has a mechanical automatic Audemars Piguet caliber 2225 movement that's rhodium-plated, with fausses cotes embellishment. It's constructed with 40 jewels, 280 components, and a shock absorber mechanism. It includes a straight-line lever escapement, a monometallic balance with variable inertia blocks, and a self-compensating flat balance-spring. It has a 22K gold monobloc oscillating weight with ceramic ball bearings, and the bevels on the bridges are diamond graved. It has a stop balance for setting the time, and the balance wheel oscillates at 21,600 vph (3 Hz).

Audemars Piguet introduced the Royal Oak at the Basel Fair in 1972. It had a radically new shape and was designed by master horologist Gérald Genta. It was named after the legendary oak tree in which Charles II of England hid from his enemies, the Roundheads.