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

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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: 1991
    Reference No: 14700BC
    Movement No: 347’436
    Case No: C89610
    Model Name: Royal Oak
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 2125
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K white gold Audemars Piguet bracelet, max length 180 mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Audemars Piguet clasp
    Dimensions: 36 mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, bracelet and movement signed
    Accessories: With Audemars Piguet green leather fitted presentation box. Further delivered with Extrait de Registre confirming registration of the present watch in 1991

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present timepiece, featuring a slick, black dial and dazzling diamond-set hour markers, is an incredibly striking example of the Royal Oak series. The present Royal Oak example has a dynamic aura, but a more debonair appeal compared to the sporty Royal Oak Offshore series. The present example is numbered 6, indicating that it was the sixth example of the model produced. Accompanied by a green Audemars Piguet leather fitted presentation box and an Extrait de Registre, it will surely delight watch collectors who appreciate historically significant examples of iconic watches.

  • 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. 14700BC
A fine, very rare and elegant white gold wristwatch with sweep center seconds, black dial, diamond-set numerals, date, bracelet and presentation box

36 mm diameter
Case, dial, bracelet and movement signed

HK$120,000 - 200,000 

Sold for HK$275,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SEVEN

Hong Kong Auction 27 November 2018