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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: Circa 1990s
    Reference No: 25730TT.O.0789TT.01
    Movement No: 446’619
    Case No: D 84295, No.024
    Model Name: Royal Oak Dual Time
    Material: Tantalum and stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 2229/2845, 54 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Tantalum and stainless steel Audemars Piguet bracelet, max length 170mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Tantalum and stainless steel Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 36mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by blank Audemars Piguet certificate, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Shimmering and resplendent in grey-blue, with a contrast that is simply unmatched and alluring, the Royal Oak Dual Time reference 25730TT speaks of the innovative approach on Audemars Piguet's use of extraordinary material. Rarely ever used in watchmaking, the model is crafted in a bi-metal tantalum and stainless steel— an expensive material traditionally used in the medical and aerospace fields — are known to be notoriously hard to work with but provides a high resistant from corrosion with extreme durability. The present Royal Oak Dual Time ref. 25730TT is fitted with a soft grey dial creating an elegant monochromatic appearance with subtlety. Not only aesthetically appealing, the heart of the watch also provides sublime functionality with a dual-time mechanism, date and power reserve indication.

    Presented in excellent condition and numbered 24 on the reverse, this is an early example of the reference and is charmed with its original certificate and presentation box. A combination of sublime technical expertise and unmistakable appearance, the present watch will surely capture every watch collector’s attention.

  • 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. 25730TT.O.0789TT.01
A fine, rare and attractive two-tone tantalum and stainless steel dual-time wristwatch with power reserve indication, date, bracelet, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 1990s
36mm diameter
Case, dial movement, bracelet and clasp signed

HK$150,000 - 300,000 

Sold for HK$567,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII

Hong Kong Auctions 25-26 November 2021