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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: 2003
    Reference No: 25829ST
    Movement No: 425'192
    Case No: E88343.0367
    Model Name: Royal Oak
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal 2120/2802, 38 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet bracelet, max length 180mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 39mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Audemars Piguet Certificat d'Origine et de Garantie, Instructions for use and winding box. Further accompanied by Audemars Piguet and Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo co-signed Royal Oak 50th Anniversary Attestation.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Same as reference 25820 but in an openwork version, reference 25829 was produced for the same period (1996-2013) and made in 371 pieces in steel, 102 pieces in yellow gold, 174 in pink gold, 156 in platinum, 25 in steel and platinum plus another one made in 2006, 15 pieces in tantalum and yellow gold, 16 in tantalum and platinum, and 16 in tantalum and pink gold.

    The present example in stainless steel is a gem of horological design and technical dexterity, with extremely legible calendar indications and a superbly finished movement that can be admired on the dial side. Whereas the dial side of the watch has a very contemporary vibe, the back side is an ode to tradition with its openworked backplate and rotor which are delicately hand engraved.

  • 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. 25829ST
A very attractive stainless steel perpetual calendar wristwatch with openworked dial, certificate of origin and box

2003
39mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

Estimate
CHF100,000 - 200,000 
€98,200-196,000
$106,000-212,000

Sold for CHF302,400

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Alexandre Ghotbi

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+41 22 317 81 81
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The Royal Oak 50th

Geneva Auction 6 May 2022