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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: 1998
    Reference No: 25750BA
    Movement No: 404'082
    Case No: D51176, Limited Edition No. 24/50
    Model Name: Jules Audemars Grande Sonnerie
    Material: 18k gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 2868, 51 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black Audemars Piguet crocodile strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k gold Audemars Piguet buckle
    Dimensions: 39mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Audemars Piguet fitted presentation box. Furthermore delivered with Audemars Piguet Extract from the Archives confirming sale of the present watch in Mexico in 1998.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Upholding their heritage as one of the most refined and skilled manufacturers in the world, Audemars Piguet launched in the 1990s the quarter repeater Grande Sonnerie. In fact, this wristwatch can be considered a manifesto of the values of the company. The extremely complex movement - including both grande and petit sonnerie, and on-demand repeating function - is housed in an extremely understated, streamlined and elegant case. An archetypal example of "less is more", only the details betray the care and attention devoted to its realization, which become apparent when noticing the different vertical and horizontal satin finish used for lugs and band, and the contrasting polished bezel. A limited edition of 50 pieces in yellow gold, the place of this model is without a doubt among the most refined, elegant and collectible wristwatches made by the house.

  • 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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Σ943

Ref. 25750BA
An extremely fine and rare gold quarter repeating grande sonnerie wristwatch with box. Number 24 of a limited edition of 50 pieces

1998
39mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$240,000 - 400,000 
€26,100-43,500
$30,000-50,000

Sold for HK$362,500

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

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FIVE

Hong Kong Auction 28 November 2017