Very nice pictures and review.

May 05, 2019,07:54 AM

I have the same watch and it's a keeper. Thanks for sharing.

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Photos and review of my new RO Double Balance Wheel Openworked

 By: David_S : April 28th, 2019-06:26
Friends, As promised, see below some better pics of the 15407ST I received a few days ago after a multi-year wait, as well as an initial review. Design: This is my first RO, so I'll talk a bit about the overall model. The design is very angular and sharp,...  

Thanks Nicolas!

 By: David_S : April 28th, 2019-06:53
I'm still extremely happy with it but at this level, we should be allowed to nitpick and nag like old wives.

Of course! ;) [nt]

 By: amanico : April 28th, 2019-08:27

Thanks Seb! [nt]

 By: David_S : April 28th, 2019-06:53

Thank you for the review. I didn’t know that one was hard to get too

 By: Tyo : April 28th, 2019-08:20
I also appreciate your collection, every uses you might need is covered.


 By: David_S : April 28th, 2019-12:43
Yes, it’s very tough to get, maybe also because I’m a new AP client. Thanks for the comment on the collection. I may still need a true dress watch (maybe a VC two hands in platinum). And a Gshock...

A stunning work of art.

 By: mrds : April 28th, 2019-09:28
I love this tension between the industrial, somewhat raw design and the excuisite finishing! Not a huge fan of what AP does in general, but with this piece they did everything just right. Thanks David for sharing this beauty with us. Regards, Daniel

Thanks Daniel!

 By: David_S : April 28th, 2019-12:45
I agree that there are few pieces in the current AP catalogue that I find truly tempting, although I do like the black ceramic QP quite a bit...


 By: M4 : April 28th, 2019-12:48
The Royal Oak and your collection are top. M4

Thanks M4. [nt]

 By: David_S : April 28th, 2019-13:57


 By: Mikesr  : April 29th, 2019-07:48

Thanks a lot Mike! [nt]

 By: David_S : April 29th, 2019-08:13

Great candid review and photos! [nt]

 By: NewEnglandWatch : April 30th, 2019-08:59

Thanks you! [nt]

 By: David_S : April 30th, 2019-09:18

The Lange TS, PP 5270P, 5990 and this RO....all supposedly

 By: Clueless_Collector : April 30th, 2019-18:02
”hard to get” or boutique only client but you have them....amazing feat. Care to share how you achieved this? It is only logical if your AD carrying all 3 brands 😂 Congratulations to a stunning new watch and collection, David.

Thanks a lot Raymond

 By: David_S : May 1st, 2019-00:39
I used an old trick that I hesitate to share: patience! TS at an AD, waited a year. I ordered immediately after it was announced at SIHH. 5270 at the Salons in Geneva and RO at the AP boutique. For the RO, I put my name on the list about 3 or 4 years ago.... 

David, thanks for a wonderful photo set and your insight.

 By: MichaelC : May 1st, 2019-06:14
I'll never forget when I purchased my first AP, a silver dial rubberclad in 2001. To have that watch on my wrist, I was mesmerized by the crafstmanship. The Royal Oak Openworks demonstrates a real mastery of craftsmanship. As Dad says, you can pay more bu... 

Thanks Michael! [nt]

 By: David_S : May 7th, 2019-01:26

Great review and pics

 By: Colin W : May 1st, 2019-15:11
Totally agree movement looks spectacular from the front but a little lost from the back - overall a great piece of mechanical art for the wrist.

Very nice pictures and review.

 By: benlee338 : May 5th, 2019-07:54
I have the same watch and it's a keeper. Thanks for sharing.

Thanks Descartes!

 By: David_S : May 8th, 2019-02:24
It's a unique watch indeed.