Audemars Piguet - The Royal Oak 50th Geneva Friday, May 6, 2022 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: 2020
    Reference No: 15202BC
    Movement No: AM9787
    Case No: K56035
    Model Name: Royal Oak
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal 2121, 36 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K white gold Audemars Piguet bracelet, max length 180mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 39mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Audemars Piguet fitted box, International Guarantee card, 2 extra links and outer packaging. Further accompanied by Audemars Piguet and Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo co-signed Royal Oak 50th Anniversary Attestation.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Reference 15202 has become one of the most coveted watches of the past years.

    It was first introduced in steel and yellow gold cases in 2000, while retaining the 39mm case of the original “Jumbo” as well as the automatic cal 2121 it had a more modern vibe with the "Grande Tapisserie" dial and sapphire caseback.

    The model featured for the first time a silver dial but was also available with dark blue and cosmos blue dials. The pink gold version was launched in 2006.

    In 2012 for the model’s 40th anniversary the dial of reference 15202 was revamped to make it closer in looks to the original ref 5402 with the AP logo placed at 6 o’clock and "Petite Tapisserie" dial.

    Amongst the reference 15202 production one specific model stands out as the grail of holy grails: the reference 15202BC in white gold with shimmering pink champagne dial (Audemars Piguet refers to the dial color as salmon).

    The case could easily be mistaken for steel but the pleasant heft gives away the precious metal composition. The dial is mesmerizing and depending on the light, it varies from pale to pink champagne with hints of gold.

    Audemars Piguet announced in 2019 upon the launch of this model that it would be making no more than 75 pieces per year. Considering that this reference was discontinued in 2021 we can thus assume that only 225 examples were ever produced!

    The present watch is in unworn condition and comes with its full set of accessories.

  • 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. 15202BC
An extremely well preserved and rare white gold wristwatch with pink champagne dial, date, bracelet, guarantee and box

39mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

CHF80,000 - 160,000 

Sold for CHF252,000

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