Earlier this year WatchPro unveiled its Watches of the Year 2012 – the 10 winning timepieces and 90 highly commended watches that we felt boasted commercial appeal, innovation and had wowed consumers and retailers alike over the past 12 months.
Highly commended in the Classic Watch of the Year category was the Audemars Piguet Extra-Thin Royal Oak.
As a watch that stands out as one of the finest designs of Gérald Genta’s repertoire, and indeed a timepiece that continues to wow today, Audemars Piguet’s Extra-Thin Royal Oak is a timepiece it says will go down in history.
The design is 40 years old in 2012 and to celebrate Audemars created the Extra-Thin with the brand’s classic Petite Tapisserie pattern on the dial. The watch has a 39mm case and the slim mechanical self-winding Calibre 2121.
This stainless steel watch has a striking blue dial that is sure to stand out from the crowd as a modern update to a classic design icon.