The Royal Oak was not a blast commercially back in 1972/73. Its proportions were unusual (39mm diameter / 7mm tickness) and its design very iconoclast. It took two years before they could sell the first 1000 pieces. In 1976 Audemars asked Jacqueline Dimier to rethink for ladies the 5402 and the little sisters 4100 (36mm) & 8638 (29mm) were born. In early the early 80s this transitional and quite rare reference 14100st was made as an update of the 4100st before it was decided in late 1980 to rethink the 36mm Royal Oak with the 14790st which remained in production until 2006.
The current timepiece features a classic small lettering charcoal grey dial in PERFECT condition. Size = 36mm and only 7mm thick.
The case and bezel are absolutely superb for a 37 year watch and the bracelet is still allowing the watch to stand up!
Serial: 2525 from 1982
Movement: AP caliber 2123
Box & papers: AP been service box with numbers and AP travel box.