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

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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: 1997
    Reference No: 15000ST.OO.0789ST.03
    Movement No: 443’217
    Case No: D74180, No. 413
    Model Name: Royal Oak
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic cal. 2140, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet bracelet, max length 175mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 33mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Delivered with an Audemars Piguet Extract from the Archives confirming its date of register on 30th September 1997.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Since the debut of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak in 1972, the model has been deemed to be the pioneer in luxury steel sports watch of the century. Sought-after by many, the very first Royal Oak ref. 5402 features a jumbo 39mm case in size, Audemars Piguet launched the ref. 15000 with an incredibly graceful 33mm small-sized variant. Adding attraction to the present reference, the timepiece is fitted with a rare white porcelain dial. Graced with the elegant touch of black Roman numerals, the present reference sings with sophistication like the keys on a baby grand piano. A rare sight to behold and first time at auction, the present distinguished example boasting a clean dial and strong case is charmed with the Audemars Piguet Extract from the Archives confirming its date of registration in 1997.

  • 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. 15000ST.OO.0789ST.03
A rare, fine and attractive stainless steel wristwatch with date, center seconds, white porcelain dial, Roman numerals and integrated bracelet

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

HK$155,000 - 234,000 

Sold for HK$226,800

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII

Hong Kong Auctions 25-26 November 2021