Audemars Piguet - Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Geneva Sessions Fall 2023 Geneva Friday, September 8, 2023 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: Circa 2003
    Reference No: 25979OR
    Movement No: 528'754
    Case No: E86032
    Model Name: "City of Sails" 30th Anniversary Alinghi
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 2385, 37 jewels
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 39mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    - Released to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Royal Oak, Audemars Piguet launched the City of Sails in collaboration with the Swiss America's Cup team, Alinghi. Cased in a 39mm solid-three body case, the timepiece features a two-tone silver and white tapisserie dial with luminous Arabic numeral hour markers and "AP" at the 12 o'clock position. Featuring three sunken white subsidiary dials with black Arabic numerals, one of them bears the distinctive red swirled Alinghi logo.

    - Engraved on the caseback, two sailboats celebrate the Royal Oak anniversary. Inside, the timepiece is powered by the caliber 2385, an automatic integrated column-wheel operated chronograph mechanism which boasts a 40 hours power reserve.

    - The present Audemars Piguet Royal Oak "City of Sails" is furthermore offered in excellent overall condition.

  • 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. 25979OR
A fine and attractive pink gold chronograph wristwatch made to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Royal Oak, made in a limited edition of 200 examples

Circa 2003
39mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

CHF20,000 - 40,000 

Sold for CHF33,020

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Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Geneva Sessions Fall 2023

8 - 15 September 2023