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

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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: 1998
    Reference No: 56343BC
    Movement No: 442'583
    Case No: D58305.205
    Model Name: Royal Oak
    Material: 18K white gold and diamonds
    Calibre: Quartz, cal. 2612
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K white gold and diamond-set Royal Oak bracelet, max length 190mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold and diamond-set deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 33.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Audemars Piguet presentation box. Furthermore accompanied by Audemars Piguet and Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo co-signed Royal Oak 50th Anniversary Attestation.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Cased in white gold and completely set with pavé and baguette diamonds, the present watch is a sight to behold. Audemars Piguet was completely at the forefront of creating dazzling gem-set pieces, and the present watch is no exception. While the dial and bezel are set with brilliant diamonds, the vertical links on the bracelet are set with baguette diamonds. Furthermore, the case is preserved in excellent condition with sharp and crisp hallmarks. Heavy, imposing and stately, the present timepiece is indeed a statement of luxury and opulence.

  • 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. 56343BC
An impressive and luxurious white gold and diamond-set wristwatch with date, bracelet and presentation box

33.5mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

CHF40,000 - 80,000 

Sold for CHF56,700

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The Royal Oak 50th

Geneva Auction 6 May 2022