What is the difference between AP 15400 and 15500?

Rubber B has 2 lines of watchbands for the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 15500 and 15400. The difference is based on whether you have a steel band or a leather band. For steel band owners, Rubber B has come out with the strap for Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 41mm on Metal Bracelet – Velcro® Series.

What is an AP jumbo?

Hence the “Jumbo” moniker. An original, Series A Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Jumbo Ref 5402ST. Inside beat an ultra-thin automatic caliber developed in conjunction with Jaeger-LeCoultre. JLC called it the 920. AP called it the 2121.

Is it hard to get an AP Royal Oak?

Audemars Pigeut’s Royal Oak ‘Jumbo’ Extra Thin is famously hard to find, and to get it, it helps to have connections. The rose-gold model is no exception, reaching US$310,000 at a Sotheby’s auction in London in April 2019, only a year after its debut.

Why is 15202 called jumbo?

The original Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, introduced in 1972, set a new standard for luxury. Only available in steel, it shocked the market with its luxury finishing and pricing as well as the large size. This earned it the nickname, “Jumbo”, as the 39 mm case was much larger than competing watches.

Is 15400 discontinued?

15500. 15500 with a 41 mm case, the 41 mm Royal Oak reference 15400 is now officially discontinued. While many felt that the reference 15400 was not perfect, to us it was a very well balanced Royal Oak in terms of overall proportions and design.

How thick is AP Royal Oak?

The Royal Oak Selfwinding Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin, the world’s thinnest automatic perpetual calendar wristwatch, marks Audemars Piguet’s latest technological milestone with a movement of 2.89mm thick and a case of 6.3mm in height.

Is it hard to get Audemars Piguet?

Certainly, these watches are thicker, larger, slightly less refined and less faithful to the original concept, but they remain great alternatives. The reality: It is today almost impossible to acquire an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Jumbo Extra-Thin 15202ST new, at retail price, without waiting over 2 or 3 years.

Are Royal Oaks rare?

The classic: Royal Oak Jumbo Extra-Thin 15202ST Faithful, superbly executed, bold and classic at the same time, but also rare. The Royal Oak Jumbo Extra-Thin 15202ST is now a boutique only edition and is almost impossible to find new in stock, despite a retail price of approximately EUR 25,000.

Is the Royal Oak discontinued?

The CEO of Audemars Piguet, François Bennahmias, revealed yesterday that the Royal Oak Jumbo 15202ST will be discontinued starting in 2022, and will be replaced by an entirely new model.