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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual: Platinum & Steel! Luxury Preowned Watch Showcase

Contact tmosso@thewatchbox.com for pricing and availability; Either I have it, or I can get it! Luxury preowned watches star each Wednesday morning on “Wake Up with Watches.” Tim Mosso presents a selection of the best watch brands and models from the world leading WatchBox inventory of preowned watches. From Audemars Piguet to Rolex watches, this episode focuses on elite watch models from high horology brands. While Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak is the star of the show, today’s program offers luxury timepieces to suit all watch collectors and all wrist sizes. The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak reference 5402 arrived in 1972, and only nine years later, Audemars watchmakers introduced the Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar. Today’s Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar reference 25820 was launched in 1998, and this example is special even by the standards of an august model line. With a combination of rugged stainless steel and noble platinum, this Royal Oak Perpetual offers the exclusivity of precious metal and the durability of steel. For good measure, a pantograph-cut grande tapisserie dial in black caps a monumental styling effort by AP’s design team. Perpetual calendars require impressive engineering, and this Royal Oak does not disappoint. The base movement is an ultra-thing automatic that was born as the Jaeger LeCoultre 920 in 1967. Only used by AP, Patek Philippe, and Vacheron Constantin, the movement has acquired a legendary reputation. Audemars dubs its 920 variant the “caliber 2120,” and it has been coupled to a reference 2802 perpetual calendar moonphase complication module. Finish of all components is world-class, and the detailing is both more labor intensive and more beautiful than the largely machine-aided finish found on conventional Royal Oaks and Offshores. The 39mm stainless steel Royal Oak “jumbo” case hews to its original design. Gerald Genta intended the Royal Oak as a “monobloc” case design in which the case and the caseback were built – laboriously – as one piece for greater structural integrity and water resistance. This late 1990s perpetual calendar retains that construction – a feature no longer available in the current Royal Oak Jumbo. In addition to the AP Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar, today’s show includes the exquisite Patek Philippe Calatrava 5196P, two platinum watches from F.P. Journe, a pair of 41mm Rolex Oyster Perpetuals, and a mid-1990s Heuer Carrera re-issue with tritium dial and Lemania chronograph caliber 1873. • 28:41 Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar 25820SP.OO.0944SP.02 $149,950 • 16:11 F.P. Journe Octa Calendrier annual calendar, brass movement, 38mm platinum case o Email tmosso@thewatchbox.com for pricing • 13:16 F.P. Journe Tourbillon Souverain 40mm platinum case, rose gold dial o Email tmosso@thewatchbox.com for pricing • 26:01 Glashutte Original PanoTourbillon XL 41-03-04-04-04 $41,950 o power reserve indicator, date, flying tourbillon, white gold • 02:39 Greubel Forsey Balancier S sports watch, red trim $189,950 • 18:22 Heuer Carrera CS3110 “Carrera 1964” steel, tritium dial, Lemania movement $4,950 • 08:17 H. Moser & Cie Pioneer Centre Seconds Swiss Mad 3200-1207 red fume dial o Email tmosso@thewatchbox.com for pricing • 06:25 Jaeger LeCoultre Master Geographic Q1428530 sector dial $8,950 • 20:13 Jaeger LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme World Alarm Q1766440 platinum $18,950 • 23:42 Patek Philippe Calatrava 5196P-001 platinum case, Breguet Arabic numerals $36,950 • 04:40 Ressence Type 1 Slim X olive green dial, 40 piece limited edition $21,950 • 01:16 Rolex Oyster Perpetual 124300 41mm black dial $8,950 • 01:55 Rolex Oyster Perpetual 123400 41mm blue dial $8,950 • 10:15 Sinn X Revolution & The Rake Sinn 155 Bundeswher “Dark Star” 155.031 $4,950 Please subscribe to our channel for the best luxury watch reviews on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/WatchBoxReviews/?sub_confirmation=1 Visit our website at www.thewatchbox.com for the latest pre-owned luxury watch arrivals and industry-leading value in previously loved luxury timepieces.