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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: 2001
    Reference No: 25725PT
    Movement No: 415’424
    Case No: D35353
    Model Name: Triple Complication Automatique
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 2880, 49 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black Audemars Piguet crocodile strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 42mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Audemars Piguet Extract from the Archives confirming the sale of the present wristwatch in 2001 in the United Kingdom.
    Literature: For another example of a Triple Complication Automatique wristwatch, please see Audemars Piguet by Brunner, Pfeiffer-Belli and Wehrli, page 278.

  • Catalogue Essay

    "Grande complication" wristwatches are extremely rare to come by, and the present example by Audemars Piguet is no exception. The present Jules Audemars Triple Complication Automatique not only features a minute repeating, perpetual calendar and chronograph function, but is also one of the first examples of this model to be manufactured. Combining these three complications within the confined space of a movement requires an exceeding amount of finesse and know-how. Furthermore, this watch is offered in outstanding and original condition. The minute repeating is in phase and has a terrific tone and quality, boosting the appeal of this almost vintage complicated wristwatch.

  • 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. 25725PT
A superlative platinum minute repeating perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moon phases

2001
42mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$480,000 - 720,000 
€52,200-78,300
$60,000-90,000

Sold for HK$637,500

Contact Specialist
Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FIVE

Hong Kong Auction 28 November 2017