Audemars Piguet - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XII Hong Kong Saturday, June 5, 2021 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: Circa 2019
    Reference No: 26607BC.OO.1220BC.02
    Case No: K60376
    Model Name: Royal Oak Quantieme Perpetual
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 5134, 38 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K white gold Audemars Piguet bracelet, max length 200mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 41mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Audemars Piguet International Warranty card, timepiece life & care card, setting pin, winding box instruction manual, outer packaging and fitted winding presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak certainly needs no introduction as it has become one of the most iconic and recognized timepieces ever made since its launch in 1972. Being the first ever stainless steel sports watch, the Royal Oak first featured a perpetual calendar complication in 1984, another signature trait of the firm. A groundbreaking feature, not many manufacturers at the time were producing mechanical perpetual calendars as it was during the midst of the quartz crisis, so to feature such complication in a stainless steel watch was simply unimaginable.

    The Royal Oak collection has flourished today offering various complications, materials and sizes to collectors seeking for their preference. One of the latest addition to the Royal Oak family is the Quantieme Perpetual in 41mm diameter featuring the cal. 5134. Developed from the legendary cal. 2120 found in the original Royal Oak A series, the cal. 5134 retains its extremely thin profile with a perpetual calendar complication. Additionally, it features an extra weekly indication via an additional central hand indicating the week via the outer track.

    While its case dimension is slightly larger, the aesthetics and dial layout certainly benefits from the feature. Encased in white gold, the smoky gray tappiserie dial paired with registers in a darker shade of gray is absolutely stunning further matched with a black outer track, allowing contrasting details such as the moon phases and red “31” on the date indication to stand out even more. This highly rare and attractive variation is made as a limited edition of 20 examples exclusively to the Japanese market in 2019.

    The present example is fresh-to-the-market and is offered in “New Old Stock” condition complete with its full set of accessories. With the growing demand for Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar timepieces, this is a rare opportunity for collectors to acquire a scarcely produced limited edition example that has never seen a wrist before.

  • 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. 26607BC.OO.1220BC.02
A very rare, attractive and "never worn" limited edition white gold perpetual calendar wristwatch moon phases, leap year, week indication, bracelet, warranty and presentation box, limited edition of 20 pieces made exclusively for the Japanese market

Circa 2019
41mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

HK$940,000 - 1,300,000 

Sold for HK$1,827,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XII

Hong Kong Auctions 5-6 June 2021