Insider: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Ladies Quartz ref. 66270. An Often Forgotten Reference, Yet a Stunner.

The discontinued Royal Oak Ladies Quartz watch ref. 66270ST.OO.0722ST.01 is an often forgotten reference that is truly one of the best looking ladies watches ever made. This beautiful reference circa 1990s is fitted with a dark blue 'petite tapisserie' dial that has the same hue of blue as the first Royal Oak Jumbo launched in 1972.

The watch has a 25 mm case that, for today's standards, seems relatively small; however, the wrist presence of this watch is pure ''grandeur' due to its iconic design and pedigree. This quartz watch is fitted with the AP Quartz Calibre 2160 with a date aperture at 3 o'clock and an estimated battery life of 2-2.5 years. 

This very thin timepiece has a monoblock case like all older Royal Oaks. It comes with an integrated bracelet featuring a deployant folding push button clasp bearing the Gay Frères engraving. Gay Frères used to be involved in the construction of the Royal Oak bracelets from 1972 until the late 1990s.

This  'petite' watch is an iconic reference with amazing wrist presence.

As you can appreciate in the picture below, this watch wears bigger than what you would think. It's a great everyday watch that matches all types of outfits and it is the perfect companion for a picnic in Central Park or a gala night at Lincoln Center. 

If you can find one, the estimated pre-owned Sticker Price $6,500-$8,000.  For more info on the current Audemars Piguet Ladies collection click here.