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

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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: 2008
    Reference No: 26120OR
    Movement No: 664'838
    Case No: G15953.0527
    Model Name: Royal Oak Dual Time
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 2329/2846, 33 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 39mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Audemars Piguet warranty stamped Audemars Piguet Boutique, Geneva dated 01 April 2008 , instruction manual, hang tag, Audemars Piguet fitted presentation box and outer box. Further accompanied by Audemars Piguet and Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo co-signed Royal Oak 50th Anniversary Attestation.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Reference 26120, in production from 2006 to 2018, was a revamped version of the brand’s original Royal Oak Dual Time reference 25730, but in a larger 39mm case. The second time zone, power reserve and date indications see the addition of a night and day indication on the lower left section of the dial.

    The present Royal Oak Dual Time in pink gold is in excellent overall condition. Showcasing a date, day/night and power reserve indicator, this timepiece is both elegant and energetic at the same time. The black "Grande Tapisserie" dial contrasts strongly against the warmer pink gold case and leather strap. For a 39mm diameter case, this reference features many complications. The first is the power reserve indicator located on the top left area of the dial - quite useful given the various other complications this cal. 2329/2846 has to offer. Secondly, the dual-time zone subdial is positioned at 6 o'clock on the dial and is usually set at the local or "home" time of one's country of residence. As such, when travelling, setting the ordinary hands to a different time zone won't affect the dual zone dial mechanism, thereby granting easy readability. The day/night indicator positioned to the left of the dual time dial is another useful feature on this Royal Oak. When the hand is within the white half of the circle, it indicates 24:00 - 12:00, and when the hand is within the black half of the circle, 12:01 - 23:59. This way, it is easy to tell whether the "home" time in the dual time zone is either am or pm.

  • 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. 26120OR
A rare and attractive pink gold dual-time wristwatch with date, day and night indication, power reserve indication, bracelet, box and warranty

39mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

CHF15,000 - 30,000 

Sold for CHF69,300

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The Royal Oak 50th

Geneva Auction 6 May 2022