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Comparative Review: AP Royal Oak Ref 15400ST vs Ref 15300ST

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

In 1972, Audemars Piguet introduced a stainless steel wristwatch destined to be an instant classic. Designed by the legendary Gerald Genta, the Royal Oak would almost single-handedly rescue Audemars Piguet from insolvency during the difficult years of the Quartz revolution, and play a large part in establishing AP as one of the leading watchmakers today… but you already know this story.

What you may not know is how the new Royal Oak, reference 15400ST, compares against the old Royal Oak, reference 15300ST. Well, if you’ve been following this blog (and I know you’re out there, that guy who keeps stealing images without my permission), you’d have guessed that Tourbullion almost always approves of older stuff, including cheese and fine vinegar. I’m not going to lie; the 15300 is clearly the superior watch here, but hold on! I actually have a proper thought process this time, and I urge you to read on till the end of this article. Please.


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