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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: 1995
    Reference No: 25810OR
    Movement No: 439'142
    Case No: D68838
    Model Name: Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar "120th Anniversary"
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 2120/2801, 38 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K pink gold Audemars Piguet bracelet, max length 195mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 39mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Audemars Piguet Certificate of Origin, Certificate of Authenticity and Exclusivity, user manual, box and outer packaging. Further accompanied by Audemars Piguet and Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo co-signed Royal Oak 50th Anniversary Attestation.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present Royal Oak perpetual calendar impresses not only thanks to its excellent state of preservation but also its severely cool looks. The ethereal hue of the brushed pink gold case and bezel with highly polished sides, matte pink dial with shiny subdials place this watch in the realm of ultra sexiness.

    As proudly stated on the dial, this perpetual calendar Royal Oak celebrates the 120th anniversary (1875-1995) of the company and as expected Audemars Piguet created something that goes beyond special for this commemoration. The attention to details found on Audemars Piguet perpetual calendar dials is astounding. Most notably, the present dial features a strongly tri-dimensional architecture, with recessed subsidiary dials. In fact, the month/leap year cycle dial features a double recess in order to put on two physically different plains the bissextile cycle and the month indication.

    Furthermore the present example features an Audemars Piguet signature indication which is the week number indication.

    A reminder that we are in the presence of an anniversary piece is subtly hidden into the movement as well as being openly declared on the dial. The calibre features a gold-rimmed, hand-engraved, openwork rotor, whose curvy design might appear abstract at first glance, but on a closer look reveals in fact the number of years celebrated: 120, the same as the total number of pieces produced.

  • 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. 25810OR
A very rare and extremely attractive pink gold perpetual calendar wristwatch with moonphases and bracelet, part of a 120 pieces limited edition made to commemorate Audemars Piguet's 120th anniversary

39mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

CHF100,000 - 200,000 

Sold for CHF277,200

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The Royal Oak 50th

Geneva Auction 6 May 2022