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Royal Oak: From Iconoclast to Icon

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Royal Oak: From Iconoclast to Icon retraces how the Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak created a stir upon its release in 1972, with its armor of hand-finished stainless-steel encasing the thinnest...

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Bill Prince is an award-winning journalist and an expert on luxury, culture, men’s style and watchmaking. The former Deputy Editor of British GQ, Bill is currently Acting Editor in Chief of Wallpaper*. Alongside his present role, Bill writes as an expert on men’s style and luxury for Daily Telegraph and is a contributor to Vanity Fair On Time. Since 2020, Bill has been an Academy member of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, for which he served as a Juror in 2021.

Working on this book has been a dream. A lot of freedom within a very specific frame. The book is strong and precise—the Royal Oak DNA on paper.

— Prosper Assouline

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Page count

292 pages

Number of illustrations




Released on

September 2022


W 31 x L 38 x D 5 cm

Cover materials

Hardcover in a luxury slipcase




4.7 kg

Text By Bill Prince

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one tree planted

Since 2019, Assouline has partnered with the non-profit organization One Tree Planted in their joint mission to create a more sustainable world. Through this partnership, Assouline plants one tree for every book sold. Once these trees reach maturity, Assouline aims to create a sustainable cycle by sourcing paper from the trees it has planted.

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Legends Gift Wrap

Assouline signature gift wrapping is available. When this option is selected, books are wrapped in a special white matte gift wrapping paper – sourced specifically by the Assouline family for an authentic approach and sealed with the brand’s signature red wax seal for the final touch of luxury.


Since its beginnings in 1994, Assouline has been dedicated to creating books that are as informational as they are beautiful works of art. The respect for the product and the process of creation is evident in every facet – the traditional technique of hand-binding covers, the imagery that transports the reader to another place and time, the luxurious thickness of each page.

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Coupling an effortless assembly with the ability to showcase every collection from Icons to Ultimates, the Assouline A Bookstand is as elegant as the titles it holds. Designed by Alex Assouline, the luxe stand, with an engraved Assouline A logo centered on both panels, comes in black, red, or clear acrylic.

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