Audemars Piguet - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SEVEN Hong Kong Monday, November 26, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: Circa 2008
    Reference No: 15136ST
    Movement No: 399’688
    Case No: F27135-0013
    Model Name: Royal Oak
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 2120, 36 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet bracelet, max length 180 mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 39 mm diameter
    Signed: Case, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Accompanied with Certificate of Origin, black Audemars Piguet fitted presentation box and outer packaging

  • Catalogue Essay

    One of the most popular models among watch connoisseurs, Royal Oak has been a true legend of Haute Horologie since its debut in the 1970s. Designed by the highly-acclaimed Swiss designer Gerald Genta and launched in 1972, the Royal Oak was the first stainless steel luxury sport wristwatch with a fully integrated bracelet. The Royal Oak model, like other epoch-defining items from the 70s, has grabbed hold of imagination and admiration across the world.

    The present watch was produced in a limited number, and our research shows that very few examples have surfaced on the market.

    With a breathtakingly beautiful, open-worked dial, the present piece displays a wide array of complex and delicate finishing techniques which contrast subtly with the bold and iconic stainless steel bezel. The reverse of the dial is equally as stunning as the front, and the manufacturer has spared no expense in handcrafting the awe-inspiring movement. An exceptionally rare and exquisite piece of art for the wrist, the present lot is rife with connotations of taste and class unlikely to be missed by watch enthusiasts.

  • 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. 15136ST
A very attractive and rare stainless steel skeletonized wristwatch with bracelet, original certificate and presentation box, numbered 13

Circa 2008
39 mm diameter
Case, movement and bracelet signed

HK$230,000 - 400,000 

Sold for HK$462,500

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SEVEN

Hong Kong Auction 27 November 2018