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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: 1994
    Reference No: 14882TT
    Movement No: 390'925
    Case No: D46544 and No. 15
    Model Name: Royal Oak
    Material: Stainless steel and tantalum
    Calibre: Mechanical, 2003/2, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel and tantalum Audemars Piguet bracelet, 185 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel and tantalum Audemars Piguet concealed folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 33 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Audemars Piguet continually innovates by providing creative and fresh twists to the iconic Royal Oak model. From striking Yves Klein blue tapisserie dials to mother-of-pearl designs, the possibilities are endless.

    The present watch was made in extremely small numbers, and research shows that very few examples have surfaced on the market thus far.

    Featuring a 14k gold skeletonized dial, this watch displays Audemars Piguet's painstaking care in its finishing. The dial is hand engraved, with each bridge carefully molded and hammered to perfection. The reverse of the dial is equally as beautiful as the front, as the firm has spared no expense in handcrafting the gold.

    Displaying a stainless steel and tantalum case and bracelet, the present watch is completely unpolished, showcasing the firm's strength in crafting Royal Oak bracelets of the utmost quality.

  • 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. 14882TT
A very rare stainless steel and tantalum skeletonized wristwatch with bracelet

1994
33 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$120,000 - 180,000 
€14,400-21,700
$15,000-23,000

Sold for HK$150,000

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: FOUR

Hong Kong Auction 30 May 2017