Audemars Piguet - Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Geneva Sessions Fall 2023 Geneva Friday, September 8, 2023 | Phillips

    • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
      Year: Circa 2020
      Reference No: 26579CB.OO.1225CB.01
      Case No: RK8932J
      Model Name: Royal Oak
      Material: White ceramic
      Calibre: Automatic, cal. 5134, 38 jewels
      Bracelet/Strap: White ceramic Audemars Piguet bracelet, max length 195mm
      Clasp/Buckle: White ceramic Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
      Dimensions: 41mm Diameter
      Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
      Accessories: Accompanied by Audemars Piguet fitted box, guarantee and travel pouch

    • Catalogue Essay

      - The white ceramic Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar is certainly one of the most difficult watches to obtain from Audemars Piguet

      - Working and finishing ceramic, given the delicacy of the material, is extremely difficult. However, simply by looking at the present reference 26579CB one can only but admire the technical know-how that Audemars Piguet has mastered on this specific material. According to the brand, this level of detail on such a tough material can only be achieved by meticulous hand finishing. Further complementing the white ceramic is an alluring deep blue dial with silver-esque sub-dials.

      - Inside, the model houses an automatic calibre 5134 (inspired by the original cal. 2120), connecting its visual and technical complexity to its predecessors. Along with the traditional perpetual calendar functions, the present Royal Oak features a 52-week indication paired with a moon-phase display depicted by a photorealistic moon on an iridescent aventurine background.

      - The present Audemars Piguet perpetual calendar in white ceramic reference 26579CB is further 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. 26579CB.OO.1225CB.01
A rare and cutting-edge white ceramic perpetual calendar wristwatch with moonphases display and week indication with box and guarantee

Circa 2020
41mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

Full Cataloguing

CHF150,000 - 300,000 

Sold for CHF241,300

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Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Geneva Sessions Fall 2023

8 - 15 September 2023