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

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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: Circa 2014
    Reference No: 25829PT
    Movement No: 719’510
    Case No: G12993 – No. 0232
    Model Name: Royal Oak
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, cal.2120/2802, 38 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Platinum Audemars Piguet bracelet, max length 205mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 39mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Audemars Piguet Warranty and Authentication Certificate dated 15 September 2014 by Cortina Watch (Thailand), instruction booklets, setting pin and winding presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The year 2022 marks a very special milestone for Audemars Piguet on its most iconic collection in their arsenal, the ‘Royal Oak’. The brand celebrates the 50th anniversary of Royal Oak designed by the great Gerald Genta with the hope of capturing the hearts of a new generation of clients and collectors with the bold and futuristic design in 1972. Audemars Piguet succeeded with style, experimenting with the famous monobloc case, octagonal bezel secured by eight distinctive hexagonal screws with a tapisserie finished dial in many sizes and executions and a large range of complications.

    The iconic reference 25829 is a skeletonize perpetual calendar that is super attractive. Fitted on with the calibre 2120/2802 that features a leap year indicator a nice upgrade from the predecessors. Made through from 1996 to 2013, only 156 are made in platinum like the present lot. The spectacular look of the skeletonized dial is extremely mesmerizing. A pleasing hefty watch will most certainly put a smile on any discerning collector.

    It ticks all the boxes with the right elements that scream desirability for collecting. The present lot reference 25829PT is a timepiece that was born with the enduring case design and a complication executed with perfection and artistic mastery is further complemented with all of the 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. 25829PT
An impressive and very attractive platinum skeletonized perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases, bracelet, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 2014
39mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

HK$1,100,000 - 2,000,000 

Sold for HK$2,268,000

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia 
+852 2318 2001

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV

Hong Kong Auction 27 - 28 May 2022