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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: Circa 1990s
    Reference No: 56175TR.OO.0789TR.01
    Case No: D31636, No. 986
    Model Name: Royal Oak
    Material: Tantalum and 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Quartz, cal. 2612, 5 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Tantalum and 18K pink gold Audemars Piguet bracelet, max length 195mm
    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 Tajmahal’s Jamaica, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    With superior expertise in innovating new materials to be incorporated into timepieces, Audemars Piguet has exceled over the decades offering collectors a wide variety of case materials to suit their personal preferences. One of the most cherished materials that the firm has incorporated was the use of tantalum that is still admired by most collectors today due to its luxurious heft, robustness and its sleek greyish appeal.

    The present example Audemars Piguet Royal Oak ref. 56175TR in a 33mm diameter case is composed of two materials, tantalum for its main body with an 18K pink gold bezel and center links. Paired elegantly with a satin finished grey dial matching its case, the gold indexes and accents on the dial makes a perfect harmony against its bezel. Powered by the firm’s quartz cal. 2126, it is equipped with a practical date function. Offered in pristine condition and complete with its original papers and presentation box, this is a perfect timepiece for the long awaited summer.

  • 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. 56175TR.OO.0789TR.01
A fine, attractive and rare two-tone tantalum and pink gold quartz wristwatch with date, bracelet, warranty and presentation box

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

HK$120,000 - 160,000 

Sold for HK$151,200

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV

Hong Kong Auction 27 - 28 May 2022