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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: Circa 1990s
    Reference No: 56303ST.O.0789ST.01
    Movement No: 499’107
    Case No: E37704, No. 4038
    Model Name: Royal Oak
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Quartz, cal. 2612, 5 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet bracelet, max length 180mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 33mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by undated Audemars Piguet warranty stamped by a Japanese retailer, instruction manual, timepiece life & care card, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    While the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak has enjoyed a prosperous line up of models and complications over the years, collectors have since shifted their attention to looking out for forgotten references that bear the firm’s iconic octagonal-shaped case. This is the case for the ref. 56303ST. With a case measuring 33 mm in diameter, the model is powered by the firm’s quartz cal. 2612 allowing for an extremely thin case profile produced from 1989 to 1994.

    The present example ref. 56303ST is a breathtakingly attractive example as it boasts a uniformed brown “tropical’ dial that has developed over the years. To match the condition of the dial, the case is also sharp and uninterrupted with crisp edges and bevels. The present timepiece is complete with its full set of accessories.

  • 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. 56303ST.O.0789ST.01
A very fine, attractive and slim stainless steel quartz wristwatch with brown “tropical” dial, bracelet, warranty and presentation box

Circa 1990s
33mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

HK$120,000 - 160,000 

Sold for HK$201,600

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV

Hong Kong Auction 27 - 28 May 2022