WristWatch Magazine - Page 106

AUDEMARS PIGUET CALIBRE 2120/2800 MODEL 5548 (25548) Jacqueline Dimier joined Audemars Piguet in 1975 as a young artist and immediately made significant contributions to the company, including the design of the first Royal Oak for women in 1976. In 1977, she provided the cutting edge design for reference 5548, which both influenced and anticipated the overall aesthetics of wristwatches that emerged in the 1980s. The stepped bezel makes reference 5548 immediately recognisable, and it went on to inspire a number of models produced by other watch companies. The overall height of 7.8 mm and 37.2 mm diameter are a reminder that the fashion for oversized watches, launched by the Royal