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1 of 50 ‘Al Naboodah’ 15313ST Audemars Piguet Royal Oak

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I don’t know anything about Al Naboodah, an Emirati family holdings group. But I do know they’re doing alright fiscally, because if you’re not you don’t get to order a small run of 50 Royal Oaks with your brand logo colors around a few indices. On the surface, this is a very simple vanity play for a few high level employees of a very wealthy conglomerate. But for what it’s worth, which is very little to anyone who’s not a serious AP collector, this is one of the most playful takes on the Royal Oak that I’ve ever seen AP green light.

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Their logo, visible on the display back around the rotor pivot, is quite unique in its two blues, yellow, and purple. At a first glance, you see them in the indices from 6-9. But if you look closer, you’ll note that the handset and AP logo have both been blacked out to more closely match the 6 marker and provide a little more visual balance. These were created for the company’s 50th anniversary on the base ref. 15313ST, fittingly in just 50 examples. The market has taken quite a liking to the few examples which have come up for sale though, and they seem to be trading hands for rather audacious sums. It’s not a complicated watch in the metaphorical or physical sense, but nonetheless I quite like it.

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This one still has plastic on the bracelet, and comes with a full set. I don’t see a mark against it, quite literally. It comes from a well-regarded California retailer.

Find this Al Naboodah Royal Oak here from Oliver & Clarke for 79500 USD.

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