I know its wristwatch heresy to say this, but...does anyone else feel like Audemars Piguet is a proverbial "one-trick pony" these days with the Royal Oak? Personally, I feel like every watch I see from them is a Royal Oak, or some variant thereof. I know that they have the Code 11:59 collection also, but it doesn't seem to get much hype, even from the brand itself.
Compare and contrast that with the other two members of the "Holy Trinity" -- Patek has the Nautilus line, the Calatrava, the Aquanaut, the Gondolo, the Golden Ellipse, etc.; VC has the Overseas, the Patrimony, FiftySix, 222, Métiers d'Art, Traditionelle, Historiques, etc.; and AP has the Royal Oak and Code 11:59 -- just two product lines, one of which no one pays any attention to whatsoever. So, then, if AP is, in fact, the proverbial "one trick pony", should they be considered a proper member of the Holy Trinity? Or is there another longtime player in the game that deserves the spot more, like Jaeger LeCoultre or Girard Perregaux?
So, for those who voted "A", obviously the follow-up question is, which watchmaker would you replace AP with in the Trinity?
Lange, for its Lange 1, 1815, Pour Le Merite.
I feel it must be mentioned that this is a very old trick too. It's from the 70's IIRC.
I hate this trinity nonsense, but JLC, Laurent Ferrier, Rouchefoucauld, Casio, Sartory Billard, and many more would be better suited for the position.