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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: Circa 2016
    Reference No: 26574ST.OO.1220ST.01
    Movement No: 950’599
    Case No: I77407, No. 0077
    Model Name: Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 5134, 28 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet bracelet, max length 190mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 41mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Audemars Piguet warranty stamped Pro Hopetime Watch, Taiwan dated 24th April 2016, instruction manual, timepiece life and care booklet, instruction manual, setting pin, outer packaging and fitted rotating presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Synonymous for their exquisite aesthetics, quality craftsmanship and legacy in the field of watchmaking, it can arguably be said that Audemars Piguet is best known for its ground-breaking Genta-designed Royal Oak and perpetual calendar timepieces. While the merge between the two began in 1982 via the launch of their very first Royal Oak perpetual calendar, the combination would become one of the most sought-after models in the market today.

    In 2015, Audemars Piguet introduced the newest variant of the Royal Oak perpetual calendar with the release of the ref. 26574 featuring a larger 41mm diameter case an additional weekly indication complication and the firm’s new self-winding cal. 5134 based on the famous cal. 2120 to compensate for the larger case diameter. First released in four variants including two examples in pink gold and two examples in stainless steel each respective metal with the option of a white dial and blue dial, the ref. 26574 has since grown in diversity.

    The present example Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar ref. 26574 in stainless steel with a white dial is the cleanest example of the reference. Elegant, refined and iconic, this is truly a fantastic opportunity for collectors to acquire a well-preserved full set specimen of this beloved model to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the irresistible 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. 26574ST.OO.1220ST.01
A very fine and attractive stainless steel perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases, leap year and weekly indication, bracelet, warranty and presentation box

Circa 2016
41mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$390,000 - 780,000 
€45,700-91,400
$50,000-100,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV

Hong Kong Auction 27 - 28 May 2022