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

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    • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
      Year: 2019
      Reference No: 15202BC
      Movement No: AL4464
      Case No: K29327
      Model Name: Royal Oak
      Material: 18K white gold and diamonds
      Calibre: Automatic, cal 2121, 36 jewels
      Bracelet/Strap: 18K white gold and diamond-set Audemars Piguet bracelet, max length 190m
      Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold and diamond-set Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
      Dimensions: 39mm Diameter
      Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
      Accessories: Accompanied by Audemars Piguet Warranty card, instructions 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

      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 large 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.

      There are timepieces whose sheer flamboyance and exuberance verges on magnificence and pure awesomeness. The present white gold and diamond-set Royal Oak is one of them.

      When launched the Royal Oak ref 5402 in steel cost more than any gold watch on Audemars Piguet’s catalogue. However, in 1977 the brand decided to up the ante by offering a new Royal Oak reference 5402 lavishly clad in yellow gold once again changing the game by offering a luxury leisure watch in a precious metal.

      The present reference 15202 is lavish, glamorous, bold and unabashedly attractive. It is a statement piece, fully fitted with diamonds to its full capacity, the case and bracelet are decadently set with 1,102 brilliant-cut diamonds weighing a total of 7.09 carats, while its pavé dial is set with 384 brilliant-cut diamonds weighing a total of 2.44 carats.

    • 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 impressive and elusive white gold and pavé diamond-set wristwatch with date, bracelet, box and original certificate

2019
39mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

Full Cataloguing

Estimate
CHF100,000 - 150,000 
€98,200-147,000
$106,000-159,000

Sold for CHF226,800

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The Royal Oak 50th

Geneva Auction 6 May 2022