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2 Replacement Bands for the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Reference #15407ST.OO.1220ST.01

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Reference 15407ST.OO.1220ST.01

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Reference 15407ST.OO.1220ST.01

Audemars Piguet has developed this masterpiece of a timepiece with an open worked dial so the beauty of the workmanship can be visible to everyone.  The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Reference 15407ST.OO.1220ST.01 has superior balance by adding a second balance wheel and balance spring assembly on the same axis.  This improves precision and stability to an already outstanding timepiece.

It has a 41mm case with a 9.9mm thickness.  The case and bracelet are made from stainless steel.  The bezel has the AP screws visible at each of the 8 points of the octagonal design. The 15407ST.OO.1220ST.01 is protected by a screw-locked crown and a glareproofed sapphire crystal – providing water resistance to 50 meters.

The 15407ST.OO.1220ST.01 is a self-winding mechanism powered by a Manufacture Calibre 3132 which contains 245 parts, 38 jewels, and has a 45 hour power reserve.  The dial is openworked from slate grey coloring and touches of pink gold, revealing the beauty of the 3132.  The hour markets and hands are also made from pink gold, and applied with luminescent coating.

Rubber Bracelet for the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Reference 15407ST.OO.1220ST.01

Rubber Bracelet for the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Reference 15407ST.OO.1220ST.01

Rubber B has designed 2 different color bracelets for the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Reference 15407ST.OO.1220ST.01.  The slate grey coloring would look spectacular with a Jet Black band from Rubber B.  The strap is perefectly engineered to fit the AP Royal Oak 41mm model.  It has the Rubber B exclusive Velcro® Alfatex® fastening strip which provides extreme comfort and is easily adjustable for a perfect fit.

Rubber B Bracelet for the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Reference 15407ST.OO.1220ST.01

Rubber B Bracelet for the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Reference 15407ST.OO.1220ST.01

The attachment loop contains a Titanium Insert for optimum performance and strength. The band has been hand sewn with Hydroturf® marine thread, providing maximum resistance to UV-rays, atmospheric conditions, & chemicals.  The rubber strap has been tortion tested for extreme strength and security.  It comes with an optional retaining loop.  All Rubber B bands are made in Switzerland of pure vulcanized rubber.  For more information, please visit our page here.

Two Designer Velcro Bracelets for the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph Stainless Steel with contempory duo-toned “Grande Tapisserie” dial

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 39mm in Stainless Steel

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 39mm in Stainless Steel

The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph Stainless Steel with contempory duo-toned “Grande Tapisserie” dial is one of the most notable timepiece achievements in modern horology.  The chronograph has become exceptionally popular since the Rolex Daytona has seen sky-rocketing valuations.  The AP Chronograph does not disappoint with its exceptional style, black dials on the white waffle-print dial.  The AP adds a date window between the 4 and 5 o’clock position, making it one of the few chronos with a date window.

This AP design is powerful and masculine.  The octagonal bezel is locked down by clearly visible screws.  The chronograph pushers and screw-down crown have large jagged bolt-like constructions making it appear more like a rugged tool that belongs in a toolbox or work-bench as much as on a wrist.  It is water resistant to 50 meters but is seemingly built like a tank to withstand the rigors of sporting and work activities. Since 1972 AP has bucked the trend, breaking conventions by launching the Royal Oak line of the earliest luxury sports watches.

AP has a reputation for innovation.  It was the first manufacturer to utilize the alacrite 602 superalloy in its manufacturing.  In 1981 AP released the Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar.  That model also launched the calibre 2120/2800 allowing it to be the thinnest of its type in the world.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 39mm in Stainless Steel with Rubber B bracelet

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 39mm in Stainless Steel with Rubber B bracelet

Rubber B designed two color Vulcanized rubber straps (Jet Black or Navy Blue), engineered to fit Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 39mm (various models that come originally on a leather strap or a steel or gold bracelet). This strap features a solid insert for Blocked Integration to the watch case.  If your Royal Oak came originally on an alligator band, then be aware that you will remove your gold plots and store them away with your alligator band.

The exclusive Velcro® Alfatex® fastening strip provides a comfortable and esthetically pleasing mount to the AP watch case. The attachment loop contains a titanium insert for optimum performance and strength. This Vulcanized rubber strap has been tortion-tested for extreme strength and security.  This strap comes with an optional retaining loop, although it is not necessary to use.

All Rubber B straps are made in Switzerland of pure vulcanized rubber. No coating, blends or bonding are used in the production of these bracelets. All Velcro is attached to the rubber band with hand-sewn hydroturf® marine thread providing maximum resistance to UV-rays, atmospheric conditions, & chemicals. For more information please visit our page here.

Two Velcro Straps for the Royal Oak “JUMBO” EXTRA-THIN Ref #15202IP.OO.1240IP.01

AP Royal Oak

AP Royal Oak “JUMBO” EXTRA-THIN Ref #15202IP.OO.1240IP.01

The Audemars Piguet “JUMBO” EXTRA-THIN Ref #15202IP.OO.1240IP.01 is a stunning timepiece with a smoked blue dial with “Petite Tapisserie” pattern and a sleek satin finished Titanium case and bracelet. The hour markers and hour/minute hands on the dial are made from white gold and enhanced with luminescent coating for night time visibility.  The case size is 39 mm but the thickness is a mere 8.1 mm.

The Reference #15202IP.OO.1240IP.01 has a glareproofed sapphire crystal and caseback.  It features a polished 950 platinum bezel and a matching 950 platinum bracelet with a titanium AP folding clasp.

calibre 2121

AP Calibre 2121

The Reference #15202IP.OO.1240IP.01 is powered by a self winding Manufacture Calibre 2121 which provides 40 hours of power reserve.

It is made with 36 jewels, 247 parts and features a bidirectional winding mechanism.  The timepiece is water resistant to 150 feet.

AP Royal Oak Blue Rubber B Velcro band

AP Royal Oak Blue Rubber B Velcro band

Rubber B has developed two exquisite Velcro bands for the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 39mm Reference #15202IP.OO.1240IP.01 in both navy blue and jet black.  This Velcro® Series Vulcanized rubber strap engineered to fit the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 39mm with a perfectly firm “Blocked Integration” to the watch case. 

The attachment loop contains a titanium insert for optimum performance and strength. The Vulcanized rubber strap has been Tortion-tested for extreme strength and security. The exclusive Velcro® Alfatex® fastening strip provides a comfortable and esthetically pleasing mount to the AP watch case.

AP Royal Oak Velcro band

AP Royal Oak Velcro band

All Rubber B bands are made in Switzerland of pure vulcanized rubber with no coating, blends or bonding.  The band is Hand-Sewn with HYDROTURF® Marine Thread, providing maximum resistance to UV-rays, atmospheric conditions, & chemicals.  For more information go to our page here.

Two Stunning Straps for the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Extra-thin The Hour Glass Reference 15205BA.OO.1240BA.01

Audemars Piguet Ref. 15205BA.OO.1240BA.01

Audemars Piguet Ref. 15205BA.OO.1240BA.01

The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Extra-thin The Hour Glass Reference 15205BA.OO.1240BA.01 has a stunning 18-carat yellow gold case with glareproofed sapphire crystal on the front and case back.  The rotor is engraved with “The Hour Glass” logo and the legend is engraved with “One of Fifty” indicating the rarity of this reference since only 50 of these masterpieces were ever manufactured.

The dial is green with the “Petite Tapisserie” pattern.  The hour markers are gold and painted with luminescent coating.  The case is 39mm and has an 8.1 mm thickness.  The bezel and bracelet are made from the same 18 carat gold as the case.  The bezel has the octagonal design with visible screws.

The reference 15205BA.OO.1240BA.01 is powered by an automatic caliber 2121 which is made with 36 jewels, and sports a power reserve of 40 hours.  Although the date window is visible at 3 o’clock, notably absent from the AP is the second’s hand.  The beauty of the thin movement, though is visible from both the front and back of the timepiece.

Audemars Piguet Ref. 15205BA.OO.1240BA.01 with Rubber B Bracelet

Audemars Piguet Ref. 15205BA.OO.1240BA.01 with Rubber B Bracelet

Rubber B has designed a beautifully constructed Vulcanized rubber band to fit the AP case with perfect harmony utilizing the patented Blocked Integration technique.  The black band looks stunning against the gold case and bezel.  The comfort fit of the Tortion tested Vulcanized Rubber is enhanced by the adjustable Velcro® Alfatex® fastening strip.

The Velcro is Hand-Sewn with HYDROTURF® Marine Thread, having maximum resistance to UV-rays, atmospheric conditions, & chemicals. The Rubber B band exceeds FDA and BVGG specifications, and is non-toxic, non-marking, hypo-allergenic. For more information on this alternative band for your Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Extra-thin The Hour Glass Reference 15205BA.OO.1240BA.01 click here.

Two Designer Bands for The Audemars Piguet Audemars Piguet Ref. #26124ST.OO.D018CR.01

Audemars Piguet Ref. #26124ST.OO.D018CR.01

Audemars Piguet Ref. #26124ST.OO.D018CR.01

The Audemars Piguet Ref. #26124ST.OO.D018CR.01 is part of the long tradition of AP timepieces designed with dedication to perfection.  Designed in 2016, this 39mm case Royal Oak has a steel case and the traditional octagonal bezel with visible screws at each corner – a design that became the standard in 1972.  The blue dial has a raised “tapisserie” pattern which adds stunning interest to the timepiece.   The hour markers are in white gold and filled with luminescent paint for visibility at night or in the dark.

At the 9 o’clock position there is a power reserve indicator.  At 3 o’clock is a date dial with a date hand, rather than a date window, so often seen in other timepieces.  At 6 o’clock there is a unique 2nd time dial with both minutes and hours hands.  This is quite different from other complications which often use a single hand to indicate the 2nd time zone.  It is truly two clocks in one singular timepiece.  Next to the 2nd time dial, at the 7 o’clock position, is a small Day/Night time dial.

The AP 26124ST.OO.D018CR.01 is powered by a caliber AP 2329 with module 2846 which is built with 33 jewels, and features a power reserve of 38 hours.  The timepiece is protected by sapphire glass and supports a waterproofness to a depth of 150 feet.

Audemars Piguet Ref. #26124ST.OO.D018CR.01 with Blue Rubber B strap

Audemars Piguet Ref. #26124ST.OO.D018CR.01 with Blue Rubber B strap

Rubber B has developed two exquisite bands for the Audemars Piguet Ref. #26124ST.OO.D018CR.01 utilizing an exclusive Velcro® Alfatex® fastening strip.  Since the blue dial AP originally came with a blue bracelet,  Rubber B has developed a stunning blue band as well as a matching black band out of Vulcanized rubber.

Audemars Piguet Ref. #26124ST.OO.D018CR.01 with Velcro clasp

Audemars Piguet Ref. #26124ST.OO.D018CR.01 with Velcro clasp

Manufactured in Switzerland, the Rubber B bands are designed to fit the AP watch case perfectly.  The attachment loop contains a Titanium insert for optimum performance, while the Velcro is made from hand-sewn HYDROTURF® Marine Thread, which has maximum resistance to UV-rays, atmospheric conditions, & chemicals.  For more information go to our AP Royal Oak 39 mm page here.