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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: 2016
    Reference No: 15202
    Movement No: 966'770
    Case No: J00129-6204
    Model Name: Royal Oak
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 2121, 36 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet bracelet, max length 185mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 39mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Audemars Piguet fitted box, outer packaging, Warranty dated September 19, 2016, Authentification and Register Certificate, and instructions for use.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Royal Oak 15202 has hit all the right notes with collectors around the world, so much so that the waiting list for the steel model stretches out into years!

    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.

    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.

    The present Royal Oak reference 15202 was purchased in 2016 and was consigned to us by the original owner with its original wrapping from the luxury watch retailer Arije in Paris. A video posted in the online catalogue gives you the opportunity to participate in the unpacking of this iconic watch, which has never been worn and comes complete with box, hang tag and guarantee.

    At the time of cataloging this reference is to be discontinued, adding to the rarity of the present timepiece.

  • 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 unworn attractive stainless steel wristwatch with bracelet, guarantee and presentation box

2016
39mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

Estimate
CHF20,000 - 40,000 
€18,100-36,300
$21,800-43,600

Sold for CHF100,800

Contact Specialist

Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Watches, Continental Europe and the Middle East

41 79 637 1724
[email protected]

 

 

The Geneva Watch Auction: XIII

Geneva Auction 8 - 9 May 2021