Audemars Piguet - Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Hong Kong Sessions, Spring 2024 Hong Kong Tuesday, March 19, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: Circa 1998
    Reference No: 15000ST.O.0789ST.03
    Movement No: 443’390
    Case No: D74193, No. 426
    Model Name: Royal Oak
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic cal. 2140, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet bracelet, max length 165mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 33mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Audemars Piguet warranty stamped Halewinner Limited, Jordan dated 11th February 1998, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    - Audemars Piguet introduced their iconic Royal Oak timepiece in 1972, with its design credited to the renowned Gerald Genta. The initial model, known as the "Jumbo" reference 5402, boasted a 39mm case size. Over the years, the Royal Oak collection has expanded to include various case materials and sizes, showcasing the brand's ongoing evolution.

    - In the present reference 15000ST, not only does it feature a smaller and more refined 33mm case, but it also included a seconds hand compared to the original 5402. Moreover, the dial, reminiscent of porcelain, exhibits a pristine aesthetic that stands out in Audemars Piguet's lineup of time-only watches. This dial design has also served as inspiration for many other dials found in the brand's current production line.

    - Combining sportiness with elegance, this watch comes complete with its accessories. It presents a rare opportunity for Royal Oak enthusiasts to add a sleek example to their collection.

  • 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. 15000ST.O.0789ST.03
A rare, fine and attractive stainless steel wristwatch with date, center seconds, white porcelain dial, Roman numerals, bracelet, warranty and fitted presentation box

Circa 1998
33mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

HK$60,000 - 120,000 

Sold for HK$101,600

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Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Hong Kong Sessions, Spring 2024

19 - 26 March 2024