Audemars Piguet - The Geneva Watch Auction: XIX featuring the Guido Mondani Collection Geneva Saturday, May 11, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: Circa 1990
    Reference No: 25684PT/O/0000/01
    Movement No: 275'623
    Case No: C34671 and 007
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 5020, 20 jewels
    Dimensions: 49mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, movement and dial signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Audemars Piguet Certificate of Origin and Guarantee, setting pin, presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Calibre 5020 was in production for about 17 years (1979 - 1995). During this time, more than 1000 examples of the movement were produced - however only about 200 pieces were upgraded with the perpetual calendar module. Furthermore, only about one quarter of those (around 50 examples) featured the skeletonized construction. As these 50 skeletonized perpetual calendar calibres were used in different models, these numbers are already enough to give an idea of the scarcity of the present watch.

    Beyond the rarity side of the equation, one cannot overlook the absolutely stunning aesthetics of the piece. While skeletonized timepieces tend at times to be difficult to read - especially when the dial, such as in this instance, provides more information than just the time - the adoption of blue chapter rings for the subsidiary counters renders reading the date an effortless endeavour. The same holds true for the time, with the large cathedral-style blued hands providing ideal contrast on the metal background. Also the placing of the hours on an outer track bordered by an additional minute blue track is an obvious effort for maximum legibility.

    The final result is an absolute mechanical masterpiece. Offered in excellent condition and with its Audemars Piguet Certificate of Origin and Guarantee, presentation box and outer packaging, this watch will provide endless delight to its new owner.

    Please note that the proceeds of the present timepiece will be donated by the consignor to various charities.

  • 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. 25684PT/O/0000/01
An extremely attractive, very rare and highly collectible platinum skeletonized perpetual calendar pocket watch with moonphases with proceeds going to charity

Circa 1990
49mm Diameter
Case, movement and dial signed

CHF20,000 - 40,000 

Sold for CHF63,500

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XIX featuring the Guido Mondani Collection

Geneva Auction 11 - 12 May 2024