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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: Circa 2008
    Reference No: 25977ST
    Movement No: 678'771
    Case No: G25130
    Model Name: Royal Oak Tourbillon
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 2889, 25 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet bracelet, max length 190mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 44mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Audemars Piguet Certificate of Origin and Authenticity, presentation box, additional strap with pin buckle and Extract from the Archives.

  • Catalogue Essay

    First released in 2002, reference 25977ST became immediately a grail for Audemars Piguet aficionados as it reunites - from a technical standpoint - the chronograph and the tourbillon, two among the most beloved and sought-after horological complications, and - from an aesthetic standpoint - fits them into an oversized 44mm Royal Oak case, undoubtedly the most iconic design of the band, and one of the most immediately recognisable in the entire field.

    Two versions have been made for the model, a more sporty one with blue dial and red accents, and the present monochrome black variation. The masculinity and elegance of the black dial - incidentally, perfectly legible thanks to the large white luminova markers - renders this timepiece a truly “all round” watch, as enjoyable and appropriate during a regatta in Porto Cervo as it would be at the subsequent black tie dinner.

    Offered in unpolished condition and complete of all its original accessory, one can’t avoid but notice the value proposition of this lot, considering that its original retail price was circa a quarter of a million USD.

  • 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. 25977ST
A large and impressive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with tourbillon regulator, bracelet, Certificate and box

Circa 2008
44mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

Estimate
CHF50,000 - 80,000 
€46,300-74,100
$54,500-87,200

Sold for CHF81,900

Contact Specialist

Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Watches, Continental Europe and the Middle East

41 79 637 1724
[email protected]

 

Thomas Perazzi

Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031

[email protected]

RETROSPECTIVE: 2000 - 2020

Geneva Auction 8 November 2020