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The Royal Oak, which is the most important watchmaking innovation of the modern era, began AP's tradition in 1972. Click here to read more about the Royal Oak. There were plenty of steel watches available before 1972 but none that were finished at the same level as gold or platinum. The contrast between the brushed and highly polished surfaces of this watch was stunning. Steel was chosen to symbolise AP's link with modernity, and the watch was intended as the first true expression in the world of contemporary sports chic.

The ultimate in adaptability, it was equally at home in Marie Helene de Rothschild’s Surrealist Ball that took place the same year as well as in the Hotel du Cap’s swimming pool. Rolex Datejust Replica was playing the Richard Mille card long before Mille arrived on the scene by pricing the Royal Oak for the staggering amount of 3,750 Swiss Francs.Rolex Datejust Replica In 1968, you could have purchased a Patek Philippe Golden Ellipse designed by Gerald Genta for the same price. The provocative advertising campaign "Steel on the Outside and Gold on the inside" - referring to the solid gold rotor of the Caliber 2121 watch movement - helped the brand increase the popularity of the watch.

Tantalum - A Baptism of Blue Bloods into the High-Tech Age

Tantalum is a real metal, and Audemars Piguet, the first luxury watch brand to use it, was named after the Greek mythological character Tantalus. It is one the most resistant metals on the periodic table. It can also be submerged in acid without any adverse effects. It has a medium hardness surface and is dense. Alloying it can create parts for jet engine, nuclear reactors, and missiles.

The King of Spain, Juan Carlos, was one of the first to adopt the Royal luminor marina 1950 3 days replica In order to create a stealthy version of his favourite watch, he asked his gunsmith for a Royal Oak and had him try bluing it using the same method used on his hunting rifle barrels. Rolex Datejust Replica was contacted after the results did not meet his expectations. After mulling it over, they came up with an idea to use tantalum for its dark grey blue natural lustre.