AUDEMARS PIGUET Royal Oak 14790ST White with Box and Paper

Item Number: AP017

¥171,158.84 CNY
- Specifications
*This item is only available for "bank transfer" payment.
If you place an order by credit card, we will cancel it and refund you once.
Thank you for your understanding.

Brand
Audemars Piguet
Model
Royal Oak
Reference
14790ST.OO.0789ST.10
Year
2003
Serial
Exxxxx
Movement
Automatic Cal.2225
Case
36mm
Material
Stainless Steel
Bracelet
Original Steel Bracelet with AP logo-shaped clasp
Bracelet Length
Maximum approx 18.5cm 
Includes
Full Set (Outer and Inner Box, Certificate of Origin and Guarantee booklet, Instructions Manual, Sales Tag with serial number)
Notes
The watch is working in full order
Warranty
1-year Mechanical Warranty by us
Shipping
Global shipping via FedEx International Prior ity
 
-Description

Audemars Piguet is the oldest watch brand consistently run by the founding family since 1875.

It is sometimes abbreviated to AP from the initials Audemars Piguet.

Together with Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin, it is one of the world's three leading luxury watch brands.

Created in 1972, the Royal Oak broke with conventional wisdom and established a new status for itself as a 'luxury sport' watch.

With its stainless steel case, octagonal bezel, 'tapestry' dial and integrated bracelet, the watch is credited with saving Audemars Piguet from a quartz crisis.

The shape of the case, with its polished and hairline finish used in different ways, and the bracelet, which is very thin and light but has a luxurious feel, show the tremendous amount of time that went into this watch, considering that it was all done by hand.

Ref.14790 is a very long-lived model that was lined up for about 30 years from the late 1980s to the late 2000s.

The main features of this watch are its middle size case of 36 mm and its thinness of 7.5 mm.

Although it may seem small when you only look at the numbers, the case shape and bracelet are integrated, so when you actually put it on your wrist, it feels about 40 mm in size.

The 14790 is divided into three types depending on when it was manufactured, each with different details.

This one is the latest, 3rd generation model, manufactured around 2003.

Among the collectors,It is referred to as Mk3 or 3rd Series.

The differences from the previous generation are that the bar indexes are shorter and the tapestry on the dial is larger.

The bracelet clasp is shaped like the AP logo. This is also a feature of the Mk3.

The movement is automatic Cal. 2225.

It is based on Jaeger-LeCoultre's Cal.889 and is the successor to the Cal.2125.

It has a very thin automatic winding and the rotor's circumference is made of 21K gold.

The Cal.889 was used by Jaeger-LeCoultre not only for Audemars Piguet, but also for some Vacheron Constantin and IWC models.

Both the case and dial are in very good condition, although there is a slight scratch on the underside of the bezel.

The full set comes with the outer box, inner box, warranty guarantee booklet, instruction booklet and the sales tag with serial number.

The bracelet can be adjusted to 18.5cm as there are 3 extra links.

Currently, it is working very well. Within +10 seconds per day.

[Payment Method]
1. Credit Card (Visa/Master/Amex)
2 Wire/Bank Transfer
*We have U.S bank account and European bank account. So you don't need to transfer internationaly.

[Delivery]
Shipped via FedEx International Priority.
Normally,Item will be shipped in 1-2 working days after payment received.

Tracking number will be provided, and insurance will cover if the item is damaged or missing in the shipping process.

[Custom Duty]
International buyer has a responsibility to pay import duties, taxes or charges. (ex VAT/GST)

We do not accept to declare lower value on shipping label or invoice.We will declare full value of them.

If you would like to know how much it will be, please check approximate cost below.
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These costs normally collected by courier when you pick up item or after your receive.

[Return]
We accept return in the case of shipping mistake or item defect in 14 days after your receive.

  1. Can I check the actual item at the store?
    -Yes, You can check it at the store.

  2. Can I ask reserve the watch?
    -No, we do not reserve a watch until payment completed because we also sell our products on online store.

  3. Can you adjust my bracelet? 
    -Yes,If you indicate your approximate arm circumference when you place an order, we will adjust it and send it to you.
    (*Riveted bracelets and Folded bracelets need to be adjusted by our watchmaker, so please allow a little time for this.)

  4. How long does it take for "delivery after service"?
    -Please allow approximately 1month to 1.5 months from the time of order.
    (*It may take a little longer depending on the schedule of the wacthmaker and the number of customers.)

  5. Is there a payment deadline? (Bank transfer)
    -If we cannot confirm your payment within 2 days of your order, we will cancel your order.

  6. Can I order by cash on delivery?
    -No, we do not accept cash on delivery.
  7. Do you accept installment payments or BNPL(Buy Now Pay Later)?
    -No, We do not support installment payments or BNPL.
  8. Do you ship internationally?
    -Yes, we ship via FedEx International Priority.
    (*Customs duties and import taxes are the responsibility of the customer, so please pay them upon or before receiving the package.)
About Service
Service(Overhaul) is the process of disassembling a mechanical product down to its component parts, cleaning, and reassembling it to bring it back to the state of performance when it was new.

The overhaul procedure is roughly explained as follows
Separate the case and movement.
Disassemble the movement
Inspect each part for wear and tear and perform a preliminary cleaning.
Cleaning by a special machine
Lubrication and assembly
6. Water-resistance inspection (water-resistance function guaranteed)
7. Adjustment and running test
This is the process of the watchmaking process.

Some movements consist of several hundred parts, which are disassembled piece by piece, inspected, cleaned, and reassembled in an extremely precise process.

Without overhaul, just like a car, the oil deteriorates and the risk of wear and tear on the parts increases, causing a loss of precision or, in serious cases, the inability to run.

We recommend an overhaul every two to three years to ensure economical and long-lasting use of your watch.


About new finishing (polishing)

Vintage watches have been used for decades, and even the stainless steel used in many watches has become rounded at the corners, or has many small scratches on the surface that should be beautiful with a mirror finish.

At Albitro, we believe that our watches should be purchased in beautiful condition and used for a long time, so we sell them with a new finish.

Especially for dress watches with gold cases, we finish them to bring out the best of the precious metal case.

The watches sold at Albitro that have been newly finished are photographed in very high resolution, so you can see the edges are sharp and the mirror finish reflects the light.

Some cases and bracelets have a mixture of mirror and hairline finishes, but not many craftsmen are able to distinguish between them and finish them at a high level.

The "thinning of the case" is another area that is highly dependent on the skill of the craftsman. A watch with skinny lugs is far from its original design, and its appearance is unbalanced.

It is a very meticulous process to reduce the thinness of the case as much as possible while eliminating scratches and dents to bring the watch closer to its original finish.

Of course, in some cases, it is better to leave the watch in its original condition as it is, as it is the history of the watch and the original condition is important.

We look at each watch individually and decide whether it is best to finish it before selling it.

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