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

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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: 2006
    Reference No: 25829SP
    Movement No: 405’668
    Case No: F45254.279
    Further engraved Marcus 1/1

    Model Name: Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar
    Material: Stainless steel and platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, cal 2120/2800, 38 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel and platinum Audemars Piguet bracelet, max length 195mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 39mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Audemars Piguet box with outer packaging and hang tag. Further accompanied by Audemars Piguet and Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo co-signed Royal Oak 50th Anniversary Attestation.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Same as reference 25820 but in an openwork version, reference 25829 was produced for the same period (1996-2013) and made in 371 pieces in steel, 102 pieces in yellow gold, 174 in pink gold, 156 in platinum, 25 in steel and platinum plus another one made in 2006, 15 pieces in tantalum and yellow gold, 16 in tantalum and platinum, and 16 in tantalum and pink gold.

    This series has the particularity of presenting this reference in bi-material, steel and platinum. The bezel and the center links are in polished platinum while the rest of the case and the links are in brushed steel which gives a very subtle and precious look to this timepiece and which differentiates it from the other reference 25829 whose bezel was always brushed. The minute detail might seem trivial on paper, but in the metal, it dramatically transfigures the overall look of the timepiece.

    The present watch is actually from 2006. Research shows that eight years after its initial production, Audemars Piguet agreed to redo a unique piece, identical to the production of 97-98 for a major client of the house. The caseback is therefore further engraved 1/1.

  • 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. 25829SP
A very attractive and unique stainless steel and platinum perpetual calendar wristwatch with openworked dial, bracelet and box, numbered 1/1

39mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

CHF120,000 - 240,000 

Sold for CHF289,800

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The Royal Oak 50th

Geneva Auction 6 May 2022