Dear watch aficionado.
Available at my boutique www.watchcollector.lu is this superb Audemars Piguet 5402ST A-series:
Audemars Piguet A-series
When it comes to watches that every high class collector should have in its collection then the legendary Patek Philippe 3700/1 and Audemars Piguet 5402ST-A Series are usually on the list too.
Both are designed by Gerald Genta, the 5402-A in 1972 and the 3700/1 in 1976. The case designs show both an octagon form, which is still present on the modern versions of these two references. But for me, the epitome is always the beginning, the first ones, the 5402-A and 3700/1.
One of the most interesting design parts on the two watches is the dial. The design was developed by Cadran Stern, Roland Tille who was back then the master developer at cadran stern. Gérald Genta approached Roland Tille in 1972 to develope a design for the dial of the Audemars Piguet 5402ST. Roland Tille then used the newly developed method of "tapisserie" to create 13 examples of different designs and Audemars chose the one design that is still in the DNA of the Royal Oak today. The A-series has a tapisserie finissage, black galvanic dial with a protective layer of lacquer on it.
The idea to create this design with the technique of "tapisserie" originates of a dial that Roland Tille created in 1971 for Movado, their St. Christopher model. As Roland Tille said, the design of this dial for Movado resulted in the development of the "tapisserie" technique and so into the legendary design of the 5402ST and 3700/1 dial design!
This A-series is certainly a great addition for every high-class collector. It comes as full spec with its original bracelet, clasp, "AP" links, original crown, a superbly preserved dial and a strong case.
I welcome and will respond to your request on my address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Automatic caliber 2121, base Jaeger LeCoulter 920
28.40mm diameter, 3.05mm high
Tapisserie by Cadran Stern
Black galvanique with protective layer of lacquer
6*2452 on the back of dial
6 for AP
* for Cadran Stern
2452 for the order number