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

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    • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
      Year: 1998
      Reference No: 67077BA
      Movement No: 455'618
      Case No: D91098.235
      Model Name: Royal Oak
      Material: 18K yellow gold and diamonds
      Calibre: Quartz, cal 2601, 3 jewels
      Bracelet/Strap: 18K yellow gold and diamonds Audemars Piguet bracelet, max length 180mm
      Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Audemars Piguet deployant clasp further stamped Gay Frères
      Dimensions: 20mm Diameter
      Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
      Accessories: Accompanied by Certificate of Origin and large wooden box. Furthermore accompanied by Audemars Piguet and Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo co-signed Royal Oak 50th Anniversary Attestation.

    • Catalogue Essay

      An Italian proverb goes like: “nella botte piccola sta il vino buono”, which means “the good wine is in the small cask”. There could not be a more appropriate expression to describe this Royal Oak creation for ladies. It is impressive how the geometric, sporty design - originally envisioned for a sport watch with a 39mm diameter - works extremely well even within the restrained confines of a 20mm case, fusing grace and strength for a superb result. The diamond setting as well adds panache to the ensemble but without - incredibly - ever appearing excessive. The vertical junction links of the bracelet, which are left without gem-setting, imbue the design with a hint of movement, amplifying the impression of sporty finesse.

    • 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. 67077BA
A very attractive and subtle yellow gold and diamond set wristwatch with certificate of origin and large wooden box

20mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

Full Cataloguing

CHF12,000 - 24,000 

Sold for CHF27,720

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The Royal Oak 50th

Geneva Auction 6 May 2022