Audemars Piguet is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the iconic Royal Oak with a tome ($130) worthy of its storied history:
"To mark the 40th anniversary of the Royal Oak in due style, Audemars Piguet is proud to announce the publication of a 300-page book on the history of this legendary model. A richly illustrated book, it features the 137 year long history of Audemars Piguet and details the life of the iconic model from a historical point as well as through the eyes of various watch aficionados who have come to adore it since its birth in 1972. The publishing of the Royal Oak book coincides with the launch of the 40th anniversary exhibition world tour debuting in New York on March 21st where it will also be available to purchase. Furthermore, 40 lucky New York exhibition visitors will have the chance to win a copy of the book signed by Martin Wehrli, Audemars Piguet Museum Director for the last 20 years."