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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: Circa 1997
    Reference No: 25800St
    Movement No: 443'701
    Case No: D-59772, case back stamped No. 001
    Model Name: Royal Oak
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 2141, 28 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet link bracelet, max. length 150mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 33mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: With Audemars Piguet Certificate of Origin, hang tags, setting pin and AP service papers dated 17 November 2016.

  • Catalogue Essay

    In 1972 Audemars Piguet introduced the Royal Oak at Basel, and 45 years later it has become one of the most iconic timepieces available. The Gerald Genta designed case has a strong masculine appeal, and at the time was one of the most expensive watches to be encased in stainless steel. Over the years, the Royal Oak has been made in a variety of configurations, from perpetual calendar moon phase examples like the present watch, to quartz movements, chronographs and even diamond-set timepieces.

    In 1982, exactly 10 years after its launch, the Royal Oak was presented with a perpetual calendar, not only a rare complication at the time as very few brands were still producing them but the audacity of housing this delicate complication in a steel sports watch was mind boggling. This D-series watch from 1987 is a mid-size example and has recently been serviced by the manufacturer.

  • 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. 25800St
A fine and attractive stainless steel mid-size perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phase and bracelet

Circa 1997
33mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

HK$60,000 - 90,000 

Sold for HK$175,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FIVE

Hong Kong Auction 28 November 2017