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

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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: 2006
    Reference No: 25977ST
    Movement No: 600'780
    Case No: F65221
    Model Name: Royal Oak Tourbillon Chronograph
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 2889, 25 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet bracelet, max length 200mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 44mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Audemars Piguet Certificate of Origin and Exclusivity, presentation box, instruction manual, key and outer packaging. Further accompanied by Audemars Piguet and Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo co-signed Royal Oak 50th Anniversary Attestation.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Audemars Piguet continued the expansion of the Royal Oak with the introduction of Reference 25977, a chronograph tourbillon launched in 2003 and produced until 2013 in very small numbers.

    The present Royal Oak Tourbillon Chronograph is impressive in absolutely every sense, from its large 44mm case to the complications it houses.

    Reference 25977ST became immediately a grail for Audemars Piguet aficionados as it reunites - from a technical standpoint - the chronograph and the tourbillon, two of the most beloved and sought-after horological complications.

    Two versions have been made for the model, a more sporty one with blue dial and red accents, and the present monochrome black variation. The masculinity and elegance of the black dial - incidentally, perfectly legible thanks to the large white luminova markers - renders this timepiece a truly “all round” watch, as enjoyable and appropriate during a regatta in Porto Cervo, skiing down the slopes of St Moritz or for a day at the office.

  • 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. 25977ST
A large and impressive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with tourbillon regulator, bracelet, Certificate and box

44mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

CHF50,000 - 100,000 

Sold for CHF126,000

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The Royal Oak 50th

Geneva Auction 6 May 2022