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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: 2021
    Reference No: 26579CB.OO.1225CB.01
    Case No: RK8932J
    Model Name: Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar "White Ceramic"
    Material: White ceramic
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 5134, 38 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: White ceramic Audemars Piguet bracelet, max length 195mm
    Clasp/Buckle: White ceramic Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 41mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Audemars Piguet fitted box, guarantee, winder, original purchase invoice and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Audemars Piguet’s white ceramic Royal Oak perpetual calendar is most probably one of the most elusive and sought after models made by Audemars Piguet in the past years.

    Audemars Piguet has developed a groundbreaking tradition of experimenting with materials, whether by mixing different metals or by using novel materials such as alacrite 602 or forged carbon, to name a few.

    In 2017 the brand launched - in a very bold move – a Royal Oak perpetual calendar in black ceramic (case and bracelet) followed by a white ceramic version in 2019, such as the present watch.

    Audemars Piguet’s attention to detail on ceramic Royal Oaks is second to none in terms of comfort and aesthetics. The mirror-like edges on the bezel and links create a subtle yet sensational contrast to the evenly brushed finishes on the case and bracelet. According to the brand, their metal-like polished ceramic is not only unique, but this level of detail on such a tough material can only be achieved by meticulous hand finishing.
    The model houses an automatic calibre 5134 (inspired by the original cal. 2120), connecting its visual and technical complexity to its predecessors. Along with the traditional calendar functions, the present Royal Oak features a 52 week indication as well as a beautiful moon phases display- depicted by a photorealistic moon on an iridescent aventurine background.

    The present Audemars Piguet perpetual calendar in white ceramic reference 26579CB is further offered in excellent overall condition and comes with its full set of accessories.

  • 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. 26579CB.OO.1225CB.01
A rare and cutting-edge white ceramic perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases display, week indication, box and guarantee

41mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

CHF100,000 - 200,000 

Sold for CHF241,300

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XIX featuring the Guido Mondani Collection

Geneva Auction 11 - 12 May 2024