Audemars Piguet - The Royal Oak 50th Geneva Friday, May 6, 2022 | Phillips

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    • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
      Year: 1999
      Reference No: 15100ST
      Movement No: 478'584
      Case No: E20018
      Model Name: Royal Oak "Time for the Trees"
      Material: Stainless steel
      Calibre: Automatic, cal 2225, 36 jewels
      Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet bracelet, max length 170mm
      Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
      Dimensions: 36mm Diameter
      Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
      Accessories: Accompanied by Certificate of Origin dated 16 May 2000, Certificate of Authenticity, product literature, hang tag, fitted presentation box and outer packaging. Further accompanied by Audemars Piguet and Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo co-signed Royal Oak 50th Anniversary Attestation.

    • Catalogue Essay

      Very similar in all aspects with reference 14790, reference 15100 was a limited edition of 450 pieces in steel and 50 pieces in yellow gold, launched in 1999 for a very good cause. The rich blue dial features an oak tree engraved in the centre with the logo of the Audemars Piguet Foundation on the lower part. Part of the proceeds of the sale of this watch went to the Time For Trees initiative, a NGO dedicated in replanting millions of trees across the globe.

      Presented in excellent overall condition the peculiarity of this model other than its limited edition is the dark blue dial featuring an oak tree blending with the signature grand tapisserie of the dial. At six o'clock one can also notice the inscription " Audemars Piguet Fondation".

      Remarkably, the present reference was one of the two first Royal Oaks displaying the "Grande Tapisserie" dial variation alongside ref. 25920. Turn the watch around and you will notice the open caseback revealing the movement's pink gold rotor adorned with the AP logo and motif leaves around it. The caseback is further engraved "Audemars Piguet Edition Limitée".

    • 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. 15100ST
A very rare stainless steel limited edition wristwatch with certificate and box, made for the "Time for the Trees Foundation"

36mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

Full Cataloguing

CHF15,000 - 25,000 

Sold for CHF107,100

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The Royal Oak 50th

Geneva Auction 6 May 2022