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

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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: Circa 2017
    Reference No: 15202ST.OO.1240ST.01
    Movement No: AD7685
    Case No: J74201
    Model Name: Royal Oak
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 2121, 36 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet bracelet, max length 175mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 39mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Audemars Piguet warranty card, instruction manual, product literature, hang tag, two additional links, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    1972 was an important pivotal point and breakthrough in Audemars Piguet’s history. The debut of the Royal Oak ref. 5402 designed by the early Gerald Genta with nautical inspiration was the beginning of an exciting avant-garde movement. The unprecedented design of an octagonal bezel derived from the porthole of a naval ship and the exposure of naked screws strapped with an integrated bracelet quickly became a cult classic of sports-luxury steel wristwatches.

    The Royal Oak Jumbo ref. 15202ST, descendant of the original 1972 model was released in 2012 to mark the 40th anniversary of the icon. The timepiece is powered by the very same ultra-thin in-house self-winding calibre 2121 derived from Jaeger-LeCoultre’s legendary JLC920 movement used for the ref. 5402.

    Having enjoyed a production spanning 10 years, the ref. 15202 has finally been discontinued in 2022 with Audemars Piguet celebrating their 50th anniversary of the Royal Oak by ending a successful chapter to start a new one with the ref. 16202. With the discontinuation of the ref. 15202, collectors have started to hunt down examples of the reference that remains well-preserved to commemorate an important reference of the Royal Oak.

    Unworn, in steel and with the most desirable dial in blue, the present example from circa 2017 offered by the original owner and complete with its full set of accessories is a gem. This present example and reference is perhaps the perfect timepiece for collectors to acquire and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic 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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Property from the Original Owner

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Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. 15202ST.OO.1240ST.01
A fine, sought-after and unworn stainless steel wristwatch with date, bracelet, warranty and presentation box

Circa 2017
39mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$240,000 - 480,000 
€28,200-56,300
$30,800-61,500

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+852 2318 2031
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV

Hong Kong Auction 27 - 28 May 2022