Audemars Piguet

Royal Oak

Ref: 4100SA

36 mm

Watch & extract

 

Royal Oak 4100SA

The bezel, studs, hands and hour-markers are in 3N yellow gold. The slate grey dial echoes the colour of the steel case and links. The Royal Oak 4100SA number 1 remained a presentation model. Number 2 was sold in 1980. It is therefore number 3 that was sold first on June 9, 1977. Sales from 1977 to 2002: 3,563 units in all, of which 192 (1977), 479 (1978), 853 (1979), 783 (1980), 818 (1981), 250 (1982), 123 (1983), 41 (1984), 12 (1985), 3 (1986), 5 (1987-2002).

 

Designed by Jacqueline Dimier and presented in 1977, the Royal Oak 4100 is also known as the Royal Oak III in the archives because it represents the third model in the collection, succeeding the 5402 and 8638.

 

It was the first Royal Oak to be equipped with a centre seconds hand, and its aim was to win over a clientele that considered the 5402 (39 mm) to be too large, particularly in Italy, the United States and Asia. The 4100 set the standards with a diameter of 35 mm. Right from its introduction, it was available in steel, yellow gold and two-tone versions. The majority of the models were equipped with Calibre 2123, but some of the later creations were powered by Calibre 2125 and others by Calibre 2124. From 1982 onwards, at least 96 watches had their mechanical calibre replaced by quartz Calibre 2506, which was originally fitted in at least 36 watches.

More than 8,400 were produced between 1977 and 1985 and sold until 2002. Models derived from the 4100: 4120 (1978, probably never produced), 4153 (1978), 4275 (1982), 4287 (1982), 4331 (1982).

 

Audemars Piguet Ref: 4100SA

CHF 28'000.00Preis