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

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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: 2000
    Reference No: 14802PT
    Movement No: 414'767
    Case No: D13791
    Model Name: Royal Oak Jubilée
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, cal 2121, 36 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Platinum Audemars Piguet bracelet, max length 195mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 39mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Audemars Piguet Extract from the Register. Furthermore accompanied by Audemars Piguet and Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo co-signed Royal Oak 50th Anniversary Attestation.

  • Catalogue Essay

    30 years ago, the Royal Oak was turning 20. While it was not yet enjoying the current planetary success, the model was already very well established and received so much popularity that the company celebrated its first two decades of existence with a limited edition issue: the present ref. 14802. The present timepiece is the rarest iteration of that celebratory model. In fact only 20 pieces were made in platinum. Some of them featured a blue dial with diamond indexes, some others - such as the present piece - an incommensurably attractive blue Tuscan dial. Taking aside the fact that it is a celebratory piece, its extremely restricted production, the heft of the platinum case and the appeal of the blue Tuscan dial would be enough to power a collector’s wildest dreams. There is an important additional comment to be made about this piece: it is so far the one and only time-only Royal Oak to feature a Tuscan dial, all others are found on perpetual calendar timepieces.

  • 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. 14802PT
An extremely attractive limited edition platinum wristwatch with blue Tuscan dial, date, bracelet, made to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the model

2000
39mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

Estimate
CHF250,000 - 500,000 
€246,000-491,000
$265,000-531,000

Sold for CHF804,400

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Alexandre Ghotbi

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The Royal Oak 50th

Geneva Auction 6 May 2022