Audemars Piguet - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV Hong Kong Friday, May 27, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: 1987
    Reference No: 56238BA
    Movement No: 305’463
    Case No: C11849, No. 324
    Model Name: Royal Oak
    Material: 18K yellow gold, diamonds and jasper
    Calibre: Quartz, cal. 2711, 8 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K yellow gold, jasper and diamond-set Audemars Piguet bracelet, max length 170mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 30mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Delivered with an Audemars Piguet Extract from the Archives confirming the register date for the present timepiece on 16th March 1987 and a timepiece life and care card.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present lady’s Audemars Piguet Royal Oak ref. 56238BA is a rare, bedazzled jewellery watch with a standout design comprising of diamond setting with jasper embossed bezel and center links for its bracelet. The eponymous design is further complimented with a gold dial set with diamond indexes to complete its picture-perfect contrast. Featuring a date complication, the quartz cal. 2711 was one of the firm’s first.

    Measuring 30mm in diameter, the iconic hexagonal-shaped case provides the discerned lady with a comfortable wrist presence. Offered with an Audemars Piguet Extract from the Archives confirming the production of the present timepiece in 1987, it is a great opportunity for the dedicated lady collector to acquire this rare and attractive timepiece to celebrate 50 years of the coveted Royal Oak.

  • 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. 56238BA
A lady’s fine and extravagant yellow gold, jasper and diamond-set quartz wristwatch with date, diamond-set indexes and bracelet

30mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

HK$280,000 - 430,000 

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Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia 
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV

Hong Kong Auction 27 - 28 May 2022