Audemars Piguet - Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Hong Kong Sessions, Spring 2024 Hong Kong Tuesday, March 19, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: Circa 1999
    Reference No: 14470TR.O.0902TR.01
    Movement No: 436’210
    Case No: D63209, No. 113
    Model Name: Royal Oak
    Material: Tantalum and 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 2150, 19 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Tantalum and 18K pink gold Audemars Piguet bracelet, max length 190mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet folding clasp
    Dimensions: 30mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Audemars Piguet guarantee dated 21st March 1999 stamped King Fook Gold & Jewellery CO. LTD Hong Kong, instruction manual, hang tag, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    - Rarely used in watchmaking due to its hardness and high melting point, tantalum is a material that you hardly see in wristwatches, but not in Audemars Piguet’s catalogue. According to our research, Audemars Piguet pioneered their first tantalum watch at the behest of King Juan Carlos of Spain, who wanted a Royal Oak with a stealth-like tone for hunting purposes.

    - Preserved in its absolutely unworn condition in original manufacture specs, the present ref. 14470TR in two-tone tantalum and 18K pink gold is a truly rare find. Contrasted with the rosy warmth of pink gold, the pairing presents a perfect balance from opposite ends of the spectrum.

    - Sized at 30mm diameter with pure elegance, the colorway translates to the brushed grey dial and pink gold accents with equal beauty. Petite in its diameter where one might expect it would be a quartz powered timepiece, the present ref. 14470 is powered by a miniature self-winding calibre 2150 introduced in the mid-1980s.

    - A “new-old-stock” time capsule piece acquired by the original owner in 1999, the present 14470TR is an exceptional iteration of an icon, rendered in one of the coolest case material combinations ever found on a Royal Oak. It is offered further offered with its complete accessories. Please note that the proceeds of the sale of the present watch will be given by the Consignor to various charities.

  • 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


Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. 14470TR.O.0902TR.01
A “new-old-stock” and highly attractive tantalum and pink gold two-tone lady’s wristwatch with date, bracelet, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 1999
30mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

HK$48,000 - 80,000 

Sold for HK$152,400

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

19 - 26 March 2024