Two men founded Audemars Piguet. Jules Louis Audemars and Edward Auguste Piguet met in 1874. They founded their company in Switzerland in 1875. Audemars and Piguets still run the company. Their watches were very innovative. They made the world’s thinnest pocket watch. They also created the first skeleton watch. Later they produced ultra-thin chronographs.
Men created the company. Their famous innovative watches are men’s watches. But Audemars Piguet has not neglected the ladies. They also make very fine ladies watches. One of the best ladies sports watches is the Audemars Piguet Lady Royal Oak. There are other watches in the Royal Oak series. The Lady Royal Oak itself is the wellspring. It appeared in 1972 in Basel.
The Lady Royal Oak: A Distinctive Design
The watches have a distinctive design. The dial is circular but the bezel is octagonal. The result is simultaneously round and octagonal. There are several versions of the Lady Royal Oak. Some feature a date window. Others do not. The cases are made of precious metals. Some also feature precious gems. They may have leather straps or metal bracelets.
The Audemars Piguet Selfwinding Lady Royal Oak 37 mm is the queen of the collection. The movement is not quartz. Audemars Piguet invested in an automatic movement. The movement is self-winding. The watch itself is still elegant. The case measures 37 mm. That is smaller than a men’s automatic. It is larger than some quartz ladies watches. The Audemars Piguet Lady Royal Oak glitters. 40 diamonds sparkle on the bezel. The bracelet is 18-carat pink gold. The case is also pink gold. It is a dress watch. It could accentuate a formal dress. It would look good with jeans and heels as well. The Lady Royal Oak is not a diving watch. But you can wear it in the shower. It is water resistant to 50 meters. Sapphire crystal protects the dial and its date-display. It has a screwlocked crown. There is a more durable version. You can buy the Selfwinding Royal Oak in stainless steel as well. That version is also diamond studded. It is shiny and feminine but also very tough and durable. The stainless steel version has a variant strap. Black crocodile leather may replace the steel bracelet.
The Audemars Piguet Lady Royal Oak Collection: Feminine but not Girly
Audemars Piguet Lady Royal Oak collection is feminine. But not all watches are girly. The Lady Royal Oak Offshore is a special variation. The Audemars Piguet Lady Royal Oak Offshores are chronographs. They are also 37 mm. They are small enough for a woman’s wrist. But they are packed with all the features of a men’s chronograph. The Lady Royal Oak Offshore chronograph has a date display like the Lady Royal Oak. It also has three sub-dials. And of course, diamonds.