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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: Circa 2007
    Reference No: 25829OR.OO.0944OR.01
    Movement No: 719’572
    Case No: G71986-0297
    Model Name: Royal Oak Quantieme Perpetual
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 2120/2802, 38 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K pink gold Audemars Piguet bracelet, max length 180mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 39mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by undated Audemars Piguet Warranty and Authentication Certificate stamped Emperor Watch & Jewellery Co. LTD, instruction manual, hang tag, key, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The perpetual calendar has long been an admirable asset to horology and even more so for Audemars Piguet which have been producing some of the finest over the decades. In 1972, the firm released the Royal Oak, the world’s first luxury sports wristwatch encased in stainless steel with an integrated bracelet amidst the quartz crisis, eventually saving the firm from it. With that said, it was inevitable for the two most valued assets of the manufacture to merge into one, and in 1984 that happened with Audemars Piguet releasing their first Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar ref. 5554 powered by the cal. 2120/2800. Marking a new era for the coveted model, the first reference was released in small quantities with just 279 examples in total, 229 of them in yellow gold, 49 pieces in stainless steel and just 1 example in platinum.

    Just one year later, the firm released the ref. 25636 featuring a skeletonized dial allowing for the first time for collectors to witness the sophisticated perpetual calendar movement in action. In the 1990s, the firm released the ref. 25829 marking the return of the skeletonized dial, however upgraded with a leap year indication on the 12 O’clock register. The model was released with several variants including examples in stainless steel, platinum, yellow gold and pink gold, as well as rare examples in two tone tantalum with platinum, pink gold and yellow gold. Extremely attractive, the 39mm diameter case retains its cal. 2120 maintaining its slim profile and snug wrist presence. The skeletonized dial with a perfectly symmetrical layout further heightens the aesthetical appeal of the timepiece matching harmoniously with its iconic and symmetrical Royal Oak case.

    The present example Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar ref. 25829OR is an absolute stunner. With the recent rise in demand for Royal Oak Perpetual Calendars, this is a chance for collectors to acquire one of the most beloved references that is no longer in production. While the newest models feature a 41mm diameter case, collectors who prefer a smaller yet contemporary case dimension, this is the perfect example to add to their collection. Consigned by the original owner and offered in excellent overall condition complete with its full set of accessories, this fresh-to-the-market example is out to impress.

  • 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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Property from the Original Owner

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Ref. 25829OR.OO.0944OR.01
An extremely fine, attractive and rare pink gold skeletonized perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases, leap year indication, bracelet, warranty and presentation box

Circa 2007
39mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$420,000 - 800,000 
€45,100-86,000
$53,800-103,000

Sold for HK$1,827,000

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XII

Hong Kong Auctions 5-6 June 2021