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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: 1998
    Reference No: 2347
    Case No: D96029
    Model Name: Royal Oak
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet bracelet, 170 mm maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 36 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Audemars Piguet fitted presentation box.
    Literature: For another stainless steel Royal Oak, please see Audemars Piguet by Flammarion, page 217.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Royal Oak is one of the most recognisable and iconic wristwatches from the last forty years. The present example is the mid-size version, cased in stainless steel and fitted with a unusual and highly attractive Yves Klein blue dial that is seldom seen 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. 2347
A rare stainless steel bracelet watch with sweep centre seconds, date and rare blue dial

1998
36 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$60,000 - 80,000 
€7,200-9,600
$7,500-10,000

Sold for HK$93,750

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]

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Hong Kong Auction 30 May 2017