Audemars Piguet - The Geneva Watch Auction: XI Geneva Sunday, June 28, 2020 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: 2014
    Reference No: 15202
    Movement No: 915'914
    Case No: 120699-5023
    Model Name: Royal Oak
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 2121, 36 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet bracelet, max length 180mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 39mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Audemars Piguet fitted box, outer packaging, Warranty, Authentification and Register Certificate, instructions for use and 2 extra links.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Royal Oak has been synonymous with debonair chic for almost 50 years. A watch that has spoken, and still speaks, to collectors, enthusiasts and aesthetes for close to two generations.

    Originally launched in 1972 the watch had a 39mm steel case housing the slim automatic caliber 2121 (which at the time was the world’s thinnest automatic caliber only 2.45mm thick). The present example is a modern representative of this landmark line of wristwatches. Reference 15202 was launched in 2000, and then again re-issued in 2012 in celebration of the model’s 40th anniversary and is powered by the same caliber 2121 which this time, contrary to the original model, can be admired through the sapphire caseback.

    Collectors consider the reference 15202 as THE modern Royal Oak to have as it shares all the attributes with regards to case size, movement and overall looks to the now iconic reference 5402.

    The present Royal Oak reference 15202 has been hardly worn and comes complete with box, guarantee and extra steel links and offers a perfect opportunity to purchase a watch that represents and icon and for which there is a waiting list.

  • Artist Biography

    Audemars Piguet

    Swiss • 1881

    A specialist in the manufacture of complications since it was established in 1881, Audemars Piguet never ceases to impress with a rich history of creating bold, even audacious, timepieces underpinned by traditional watchmaking at its finest. This Le Brassus-based Swiss manufacturer is one of only two major manufacturers still owned by the founding family. Since its earliest days, AP is considered a leader in the field of minute repeaters and grande complication pocket and wristwatches. The brand is devoted to preserving the history of watchmaking in the Vallée de Joux, showcased at their superb museum in Le Brassus.

    Today, the brand is best known for its Royal Oak models, a revolutionary luxury sports watch launched in 1972. Other key models include early minute repeating wristwatches, vintage chronograph wristwatches, such as the oversized reference 5020, perpetual calendar watches and the Royal Oak Offshore, first introduced in 1993.

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Ref. 15202
An attractive and fine stainless steel wristwatch with date and bracelet

39mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

CHF15,000 - 25,000 

Sold for CHF47,500

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XI

Geneva Auction 27 - 28 June 2020