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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: 1994
    Reference No: 25765PT
    Movement No: 412'392
    Case No: D47288 caseback further engraved 1/1
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 2865, 32 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Audemars Piguet pin buckle
    Dimensions: 38mm Length (including lugs) and 29mm Width
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Legend has it that the idea of reviving the minute repeater at Audemars Piguet dates from the late 80s and a discussion between Serge Meylan, the brand’s technical director and Giulio Papi the genius watchmaker. The former wanted a watch using one of the brand’s signature elements: the jump hour, whereas the latter dreamt of a small repeating movement that could also fit in ladies watches.

    As there were no museum nor archives at the time, Meylan provided Papi with some old photocopies of watches and movements for inspiration. 4 years later caliber 2865 was born, featuring a jump hour minute repeater.

    The 1st models were launched in 1992 and in production until 1997, made in 257 pieces split between 7 references.

    The present unique reference 25765 in platinum was presented in 1994 and features a lovely mother of pearl dial with blue accents and a flamboyant emerald setting on the sides of the bezel/lugs.

    Even though the case is in platinum and as such a metal that muffles the sound of the chimes, the latter are nevertheless nice and crisp.

    The present jump hour minute repeater is historical, unique and a milestone of horological history.

  • 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. 25765PT
A unique platinum and emerald set rectangular-shaped minute repeating wristwatch with jumping hours and mother of pearl dial

38mm Length (including lugs) and 29mm Width
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF25,000 - 50,000 

Sold for CHF177,800

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XIX featuring the Guido Mondani Collection

Geneva Auction 11 - 12 May 2024