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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: 2003
    Reference No: 25854TI.OO.1150TI.01
    Movement No: 540’322
    Case No: F02872, No.0013
    Model Name: Royal Oak Quantieme Perpetual Automatic
    Material: Titanium
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 2226/2839, 54 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Titanium Audemars Piguet bracelet, max length 195mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 42mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Delivered with Audemars Piguet Extract from the Archives confirming its date of register on 15th December 2003.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Marking a new era for the acclaimed Le Brassus based manufacturer Audemars Piguet, the Royal Oak was launched in 1972, being the very first luxury sports wristwatch with an integrated bracelet. Designed by industry genius Gerald Genta, the model was the first of its kind featuring a monobloc hexagonal case with naked screws securing the bezel. With an inspiration coming from the porthole of a ship, the Royal Oak was introduced as a new chapter with a modern, larger and masculine appeal in 1993 with the release of the Royal Oak Offshore, featuring a chronograph and date function with an enlarged 42mm diameter case, earning its nickname “The Beast”.

    The present Royal Oak Offshore features more than just a chronograph but also a perpetual calendar function. Delivered with an Audemars Piguet Extract from the Archives confirming its date of register in 2003 with a case composed of grade 2 titanium, the present watch retains its strong masculine appeal with a significantly reduced weight on the wrist. Preserved in attractive overall condition and boasting an unpolished case with crisp case edges and bevels, the present example fitted with a white “tappiserie” dial is certainly a desirable iteration of the much loved and famed Royal Oak Offshore.

  • 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. 25854TI.OO.1150TI.01
A fine and rare titanium perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moon phases, leap year indication and bracelet

42mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

HK$195,000 - 350,000 

Sold for HK$352,800

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XI

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2020