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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: 1987
    Reference No: 14332SA
    Movement No: 305’091
    Case No: C11580, No. 379
    Model Name: Royal Oak
    Material: Stainless steel and yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 2225, 36 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel and 18k yellow gold Audemars Piguet bracelet, max length 190mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 36mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Audemars Piguet fitted presentation box and outer packaging. Delivered with Audemars Piguet Extract from the Archives confirming its date of manufacture of the present timepiece on 13th January 1987.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Notable as Audemars Piguet’s finest achievements, the Royal Oak Jumbo ref. 5402 sized at 39mm diameter debuted in 1972 with its unprecedented concept made waves amongst the world of luxury watchmaking. At the end of the same year, it was already the brand’s most successful model since the company’s founding in 1875, with 492 pieces sold in less than eight months. In response to the growing demand, the brand further expanded their offerings with ref. 8638 sized at 29mm diameter in 1976 targeted to female clienteles, as well as the ref. 4100 intermediately sized at 35mm and was extremely well-received. Following this incredible momentum that the Royal Oak has ventured, in 1977-1981 a whopping 27 more new references were created during the 5 year span available in a variety of dials, size, movements and gem-setting.

    From 1983 in the midst of the golden era of two-tone timepieces such as the Patek Philippe Nautilus and the Vacheron Constantin ref. 222, the present Audemars Piguet ref. 14332 also ride on this new trend with an upsized 36mm case. Robust in steel with a well-balanced of rich yellow metal that accentuates the design of a luxury sports timepiece, the aesthetic of the iconic tapisserie dial stayed much like its sibling ref. 4100, featuring the early Audemars Piguet signature at 12 o’clock and flat top “A” in automatic signature at 6 o’clock, the ref. 14332 is signed SWISS MADE instead of SWISS on the ref. 4100. Extremely well-preserved, the present example is from 1987 confirmed by the Audemars Piguet Extract from the Archives. Fitted with an attractive grey dial with warm gold date wheel that perfectly complements its case metal, the present ref. 14332 also retains its original unsigned crown correct to the period. With a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Royal Oak this very year, the present two-tone ref. 14332 with incredible vintage aesthetics synonymous to the period is a perfect daily watch for the discerned collector.

  • 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. 14332SA
A fine, well-preserved and attractive two tone stainless steel and yellow gold wristwatch with center seconds, date and presentation box

1987
36mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$130,000 - 200,000 
€15,200-23,500
$16,700-25,600

Sold for HK$226,800

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