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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 15450ST Luxury Watch Review

Watchuwant is now WatchBox! Subscribe to our channels for the best luxury watch content! New! Updated review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgcnBN321Hw The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 15450ST is a wrist-mounted masterclass in deft refinement; this is how you update a watch that has become a virtual collector institution. Its just-right 37mm stainless steel case and beyond-iconic octagonal bezel read with the proportions of 1972 and the zeitgeist of 2015. Gerald Genta’s original 39mm Audemars Piguet Royal Oak “Jumbo” offered the blueprint for the perfect high-horology steel watch. AP’s previous 2006-2011 39mm Royal Oak 15300 added daily durability to the equation. This Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 15450ST has filled the gap between the new 41mm Royal Oak 15400ST and the discontinued 36mm Royal Oak mid-size reference 14790. Audemars Piguet's Royal Oak is a legend that requires no introduction, but it gets one by virtue of its importance. From its 1972 launch as the ultimate iconoclast, the Genta-designed Royal Oak has remained at the forefront of luxury watch style and the top of collector wish lists. In 2012, with the Royal Oak 40th anniversary upon it, Audemars Piguet decided to split its bedrock Royal Oak model, the 15300ST, into two models The 41mm 15400ST caters to those who favor near-Offshore scale with traditional Royal Oak design language. The 37mm 15450ST appeals to those who desire a watch that wears like the traditional 39mm “Jumbo” and the 36mm 14790 mid-size but boasts the durability of the 15400ST. The bigger case and bezel don’t read as such due to skillful balancing of proportions, but the dial receives a striking upgrade. The Audemars Piguet in-house caliber 3120 features the fine-finish fireworks worthy of a charter member of the high horology “Big Three,” but the basic virtues of the in-house caliber 3120 are impressive on engineering merit alone; smooth bi-directional winding; high efficiency ceramic winding-rotor bearings; superior 60-hour power reserve; screw-secured hairspring stud on a robust full balance bridge. Naturally, the integrated bracelet boasts the same degree of finish that elevated the original steel Audemars Piguet Royal Oak to precious metal-levels of prestige. Each element of the assembly sports multiple facets, multiple finishes, and seamless fit that minimizes gaps. A robust double-deployant clasp underscores the attention to detail; each deployant arm is beautifully finished and substantial to handle. See this latest-generation 37mmmm Audemars Piguet Royal 15450ST in high-resolution images on our website, https://www.thewatchbox.com/watches/audemars-piguet Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/watchbox/ WatchBox Reviews Channel: https://www.youtube.com/WatchBoxReviews Video and content by Tim Mosso. Video and content by Tim Mosso