A fine and very rare pink gold tourbillon chronograph wristwatch

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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: Circa 2012
    Reference No: 25977OR
    Movement No: 720'597
    Case No: G 47696
    Model Name: Royal Oak
    Material: 18k pink gold
    Calibre: Mechanical, 2889, 25 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black Audemars Piguet crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k pink gold Audemars Piguet folding deployant clasp stamped Audemars Piguet
    Dimensions: 44 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Audemars Piguet box key, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Launched in 1972 by Audemars Piguet in collaboration with Gerald Genta, the Royal Oak model has been fitted with a variety of designs, complications and dials.

    More than 40 years after its inception, the Royal Oak continues to enjoy enormous popularity. Audemars Piguet constantly reinvents the classic model, as exemplified by the present watch. Featuring a tourbillon and chronograph function, this watch still retains its traditional look, such as the engine-turned 'tapissiere' dial and iconic bezel that the Royal Oak is best known for.

  • Maker Bio

    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. 25977OR
A fine and very rare pink gold tourbillon chronograph wristwatch

愛彼,精細及非常罕有,18K紅金腕錶,配陀飛輪及計時功能,“Royal Oak”,型號25977OR,約2012年製

Circa 2012
44 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$600,000 - 850,000 

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
thomasperazzi@phillips.com

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
ziyongho@phillips.com

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
jillchen@phillips.com

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