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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: Circa 1995
    Reference No: C65009
    Movement No: 330'859
    Case No: 01
    Material: 18k white gold, diamonds and sapphires
    Calibre: Mechanical, 2003/1, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k white gold and diamond-set Audemars Piguet bracelet, 175 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold Audemars Piguet folding clasp stamped Audemars Piguet
    Dimensions: 35 mm. wide
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    While the Royal Oak may be Audemars Piguet's most famous and iconic model, the company also excels in gem-set jewelry watches, as exemplified by this opulent, diamond encrusted watch.

    The present watch features brilliant-cut diamonds on the bracelet, clasp and bezel. The bezel is further enhanced by a ring of baguette-cut diamonds that forms a cushion shape, and the dial is completely set with pavé diamonds and sapphire-set numerals.

    Presented in excellent overall condition, the watch is particularly unique because the case back is inscribed with "No. 1", suggesting that the present watch was the very first example of reference C65009 to ever appear on the market.

  • 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. C65009
A fine, rare and heavy white gold, diamond and sapphire-set cushion-shaped bracelet watch

Circa 1995
35 mm. wide
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$460,000 - 800,000 

Sold for HK$812,500

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
[email protected]

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
[email protected]

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: ONE

Hong Kong Auction 1 December 2015 11am