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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: Circa 1990s
    Reference No: PT.25695.O.0002/01
    Movement No: 394’041
    Case No: D25699
    Model Name: Huitième Quantième Perpetuel Chronograph
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 2126, 50 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Audemars Piguet pin buckle
    Dimensions: 40mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by blank Audemars Piguet guarantee, outer packaging and fitted leather presentation box.
    Literature: The Huitième Chronograph is prominently illustrated in Audemars Piguet 20th Century Complicated Wristwatches published by Audemars Piguet, pp 238

  • Catalogue Essay

    In 1986, for the first time in its history, Audemars Piguet combined the ease of the self-winding feature with the functionality of the chronograph mechanism and date indication with calibre 2126/2840. Initially presented without a collection name, the timepieces featuring rounded bezel bearing the Audemars Piguet engraving would be occasionally referred to as Huitième in some catalogues from 1988 onwards for the Italian market.

    The present example Audemars Piguet perpetual calendar chronograph ref. 25695 in platinum from circa 1990s is a wonderful interpretation of the firm’s expertise in producing some of the finest perpetual calendar timepieces in the world and this time equipped with a chronograph complication powered by the firm’s self-winding cal. 2126. Measuring 40mm in diameter, the platinum round-shaped case features two smooth steps and is finished in satin and brushed finish to create the ultimate contrast. With its signature on the engraved on the bezel instead of the dial, it gives the dial a better and cleaner legibility for its registers. Preserved in attractive overall condition and complete with its original guarantee and presentation box, this present example is a value purchase for any collector looking for a complicated perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch manufactured by Audemars 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. PT.25695.O.0002/01
A very fine and rare platinum perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moon phases, leap year indication, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 1990s
40mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
HK$155,000 - 235,000 
€18,200-27,600
$19,900-30,100

Sold for HK$302,400

Contact Specialist

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

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV

Hong Kong Auction 27 - 28 May 2022