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

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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: 2003
    Reference No: 15000TR
    Movement No: 542'700
    Case No: D90053.065
    Model Name: Royal Oak
    Material: Tantalum and 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal 2140, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Tantalum and 18K pink gold Audemars Piguet bracelet, max length 170mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Tantalum Audemars Piguet deployant clasp further stamped Gay Frères
    Dimensions: 33mm 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

    Since the debut of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak in 1972, the model has been not only the pioneer in luxury steel sports watches but has also morphed into a collection and design language catering to those looking for a casual chic timepiece, or for a complication, or a gold diamond encrusted statement watch.

    The present reference 15000 with its graceful 33mm diameter is part of the many variations of this iconic model, dressed here in an incredibly avant-garde mix of tantalum and pink gold giving the watch incredible chutzpah. The bluish tint of the tantalum superbly contrasts with the pink gold elements and salmon dial, providing a winning combination.

  • 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. 15000TR
A rare and very attractive tantalum and pink gold wristwatch with salmon dial, date and bracelet

33mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

CHF10,000 - 20,000 

Sold for CHF50,400

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The Royal Oak 50th

Geneva Auction 6 May 2022