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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: Circa 2008
    Reference No: 25865BC.OO.1105BC.05
    Movement No: 415’429
    Case No: E26324-0004
    Model Name: Royal Oak Grand Complication
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal.2885, 52 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K white gold Audemars Piguet bracelet, max length 185mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 44mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Audemars Piguet warranty and authentication certificate booklet stamped by retailer East Coast Jewelry Ltd, large sized leather wallet and winding presentation box and outer packing.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Audemars Piguet is synonymous with the Royal Oak, the octagonal icon that was launched in 1972 and was penned by the great Gerald Genta. Its evergreen status as the prestigious sports watch is proven by the donning of it by distinguished men and women, such as Karl Lagerfeld and Serena Williams, for almost half a century. Over the years, the original time and date design evolved with added complications such as chronographs, perpetual calendars and minute repeater.

    In 2000, AP decided to take not just a step but a giant leap with the Royal Oak. The simple chronographs were upgraded to Rattrapantes that can simultaneously time two events; the annual calendars evolved into perpetual that require no adjustments even during leap years; the minute repeater turned the silent object de arte into a modern musical instrument. Most impressively, these are not three separate watches but rather an opus of a watch, the Royal Oak Grand Complication that is currently offered. This Royal Oak integrates the three most prestigious complications into one of the most iconic designs ever. Put simply, this watch is the greatest iteration of the Royal Oak.

    It is no surprise then, that Audemars Piguet aptly launched this model to celebrate its 125th Anniversary, celebrating its supremacy in traditional craftsmanship as well as its trail-blazing design prowess. With this impressive calibre 2885 with 648-component, assembled and handcrafted by a single master watchmaker that takes about a year to complete it. It is produced in extremely limited numbers, it is a unique opportunity to own this rare and iconic watch by Audermars Piguet.

  • 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. 25865BC.OO.1105BC.05
A very rare and impressive white gold minute repeating perpetual calendar split-seconds chronograph wristwatch with leap year and week indication, moon phases, warranty and presentation box

Circa 2008
44mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

HK$1,950,000 - 3,500,000 

Sold for HK$3,024,000

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2001

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XII

Hong Kong Auctions 5-6 June 2021