Audemars Piguet - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII Hong Kong Thursday, November 25, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: Circa 2003
    Reference No: 15129ST.OO.0789ST.01
    Movement No: 557’648
    Case No: F04’108
    Model Name: Royal Oak
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 2225, 36 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet bracelet max, length 190mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 36mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Audemars Piguet warranty dated 25th December 2003, instruction manual, hang tag, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    With the meteoric rise in demand for the Royal Oak in recent times, the octagonal-shaped wristwatch is scheduled to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2022. Throughout its course of history, the beloved model has offered joy to many through its diverse range of offerings including, size, materials and complications.

    Introduced in 2003, the ref. 15129ST.OO.0789ST.01 is the mid-sized variant of the Royal Oak featuring a 36mm diameter case, a clean tappiserie dial and a date function. Featuring the firm’s signature integrated bracelet, the snug fit allows for the watch to be worn by both genders. The present timepiece belongs to a very rare limited edition series made for the Kuwaiti market with only 20 examples ever made. Once the watch is turned over, the caseback features an embossing of the emblem of Kuwait.

    Extremely well-preserved in “new-old-stock” condition, the present example was probably never worn as it retains partial factory stickers on the inner side of the bracelet. Complete with its full set of accessories, the present timepiece is the second example to appear at a PHILLIPS auction and will surely ignite strong interest from the Audemars Piguet community of collectors.

  • 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. 15129ST.OO.0789ST.01
A very rare and well-preserved "new-old-stock" stainless steel wristwatch with center seconds, date, bracelet, warranty and presentation box, caseback embossed with the emblem of Kuwait

Circa 2003
36mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

HK$160,000 - 310,000 

Sold for HK$403,200

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2001

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII

Hong Kong Auctions 25-26 November 2021