Audemars Piguet - The Royal Oak 50th Geneva Friday, May 6, 2022 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: 2003
    Reference No: 15128ST
    Movement No: 540'872
    Case No: E72941.0899
    Model Name: Royal Oak Anniversary Italy
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal 2121, 36 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet bracelet, max length 195mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 39mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by a second dial, Audemars Piguet certificate of origin and product literature. Further accompanied by Audemars Piguet and Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo co-signed Royal Oak 50th Anniversary Attestation.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Made in 2003, this 39mm example was made for the 30th anniversary of the Royal Oak for the Italian market, this reference came with 2 dials (a blue and a green one), featuring large Arabic numerals in a limited edition of 50.

    Exclusively delivered to the Italian market, the present watch displays Arabic luminous numerals with a “Grande Tapisserie” dial and has the particularity to have been sold with two dials, a dark blue one and the other in a very attractive and unusual olive green. Whereas today green dials are "de rigueur " in the early 2000, this was a daring bet.

    The present watch is offered in excellent condition, it may even never have been worn. The second blue dial is presented in a nice metallic box that could even be displayed as decoration.

    This watch represents a rare opportunity to acquire a modern piece that embodies the brand's ability to innovate and offer future new trends like the initial reference 5402 did back in 1972.

  • 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. 15128ST
A very rare and attractive stainless steel wristwatch with additional dial and certificate of origin made for the 30th anniversary of the Royal Oak and part of a 50 piece limited edition

39mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

CHF100,000 - 200,000 

Sold for CHF151,200

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The Royal Oak 50th

Geneva Auction 6 May 2022