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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: 2006
    Reference No: 15310PT
    Movement No: 624'540
    Case No: F62807.75/75
    Model Name: Royal Oak "10 ans AP Italia"
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, cal 3120, 40 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 39mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Audemars Piguet Extract from the Register, copy of the Certificate of Origin, box with outer packaging and product literature. Further accompanied by Audemars Piguet and Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo co-signed Royal Oak 50th Anniversary Attestation.

  • Catalogue Essay

    It is well-known that Italy was historically a watch market of paramount importance. The abundance of double signed pieces dating back to the middle of the past century is a direct testament to that, and the present limited edition model is an indirect one.

    While it is known for watch brands to commemorate their relationship with a retailer through the release of limited edition pieces, it is quite uncommon to celebrate in this way the presence of a brand’s subsidiary in a country. However, this is exactly what this watch celebrates. Made in a very restriction series of 75 examples in 2006, the watch celebrates the first decade of existence of Audemars Piguet Italy.

    The very last example produced - bearing number 75/75 to the back - the piece is offered in absolutely stellar condition. The lack of signs of wear to the case, the crispness of the edges, and the absence of use marks even to the bracelet strongly imply that the watch was hardly ever used.

  • 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. 15310PT
A very attractive and elegant platinum limited edition wristwatch with box, number 75 of a 75-piece limited edition made to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Audemars Piguet Italy with box

2006
39mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

Estimate
CHF40,000 - 80,000 
€39,300-78,600
$42,500-85,000

Sold for CHF107,100

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The Royal Oak 50th

Geneva Auction 6 May 2022