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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: 2015
    Reference No: 15305OR
    Movement No: 945'590
    Case No: I86792-0616
    Model Name: Royal Oak
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3129, 38 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 39mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Audemars Piguet certificate of authenticity, instructions of use and original box with outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The year 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of one of the most famous watches of the 20th century: the Royal Oak. Conceived by talented designer, Gerald Genta, legend has it that the first drawing of the watch only took him one night. A night to revolutionize the vision of luxury watchmaking and propel steel sports watches to the pinnacle of masculine elegance. Since 1972, Audemars Piguet has shown its boundless creativity on developing the Royal Oak. Initially presented in stainless steel case, grey tapisserie dial, with a diameter of 39mm and with an integrated stainless steel bracelet, the model would be reincarnated in over 500 variations.

    In 2010, the brand unveiled the reference 15305 at the SIHH (Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie based in Geneva). This new reference is powered by the caliber 3129, which is the openworked version of Audemar Piguet's in-house 3120 found in the traditional reference 15300. The caseback and face of the watch reveal, through the anti-reflective sapphire crystal, the hand-finished and skeletonized ruthenium bridges and mainplate, as well as on the caseback side, the remarkable 22-carat gold winding rotor.

    Offered in excellent condition thanks to a recent full overhaul at Audemars Piguet, the present pink gold skeleton Royal Oak comes with all its accessories: box, outer box, warranty and user manual.

  • 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. 15305OR
An extremely attractive pink gold wristwatch with skeletonized dial, certificate of authenticity and box

39mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF70,000 - 140,000 

Sold for CHF113,400

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XVI

Geneva Auction 5 - 6 November 2022