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

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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: 1994
    Reference No: 25686OR
    Movement No: 405'396
    Case No: D34421.12
    Model Name: Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal 2120/2800, 38 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K pink gold Audemars Piguet bracelet, max length 195mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 39mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Audemars Piguet and Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo co-signed Royal Oak 50th Anniversary Attestation.

  • Catalogue Essay

    A new perpetual calendar reference made from 1990-1998, reference 25686 was made in 92 pieces in steel, 70 pieces in yellow gold, 18 pieces in pink gold, 31 pieces in platinum, 25 pieces in platinum and pink gold, 37 in pink gold and platinum, 26 pieces in steel and platinum for a total of 299 watches.

    In recent years, so-called “cream” dials - that is, white dials with a particularly warm tonality, more akin to ivory or, indeed, cream rather than pure white - have climbed to the pinnacle of watch collecting both due to their subtly warm hue, and to their rarity.
    The present piece offers indeed such a dial color, but fitted on a perpetual calendar Royal Oak with full pink gold case and bracelet. The warmth that this combination exudes is boundless, and one can almost imagine oneself puffing on Cohiba on a Caribbean beach while tasting local rum.

    According to our research, it seems that only 18 examples of reference 25686 were produced in pink gold.

  • 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. 25686OR
An extremely rare and attractive pink gold perpetual calendar wristwatch with cream dial and bracelet

39mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

CHF80,000 - 160,000 

Sold for CHF239,400

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The Royal Oak 50th

Geneva Auction 6 May 2022