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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: Circa 1995
    Reference No: 14882TT
    Movement No: 390’924
    Case No: D46543, No. 14
    Model Name: Royal Oak
    Material: Tantalum and stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 2003/2, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Tantalum and stainless steel Audemars Piguet bracelet, max length 180mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 33mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by undated Audemars Piguet guarantee stamped Halewinner, instruction manual, hang tag, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Since its launch of the Royal Oak in 1972, Audemars Piguet has integrated a diverse range of complications, materials and craftsmanship to the prestigious model. While skeletonized wristwatches have been a part of the firm’s decorated heritage, the incorporation of the delicate mechanism into the Royal Oak case was inevitable creating a perfect fusion of traditional and contemporary elements.

    The present Audemars Piguet Royal Oak ref. 14882TT from circa 1995 is a rare skeletonized wristwatch presented in a two tone tantalum and stainless steel 33mm diameter case featuring an exquisite hand-engraved skeletonized movement composed of 14K yellow gold. Equipped with sapphire display crystals on both sides, the eloquent cal. 2003/2 is proudly displayed for wearers to admire at all angles. Offered with its full set of accessories and preserved in excellent overall condition, the present lot is simply a stunning timepiece.

  • 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. 14882TT
A very fine and rare two-tone tantalum and stainless steel skeletonized wristwatch with bracelet, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 1995
33mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

HK$200,000 - 400,000 

Sold for HK$541,800

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2001

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII

Hong Kong Auctions 25-26 November 2021