Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 14790TT, tantalum


This Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 14790TT features an unusual tantalum and steel two-tone case, paired with a smooth grey dial. Notoriously difficult to work and rarely ever used in watchmaking, tantalum was sparingly used by Audemars Piguet in a small handful of their watches. In seemingly unpolished condition, this 14790TT speaks to the spirit of experimentation of the manufacture during the late 20th century.