Dear fellow Purists: is the following true, not verifiable at all or complete nonsense?
There are rumours now and then that the Rolex Oysterquartz 5100 was supposedly designed by Gerald Genta before he came up with the design of the AP Royal Oak a few years later.
Please also see the article on Salon QP from 2016:
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You can certainly see the similarity. Always liked the look of the Rolex Oysterquartz.