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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: Circa 2018
    Reference No: 15407ST.OO.1220ST.01
    Case No: K52840
    Model Name: Royal Oak
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3132, 38 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet bracelet, max length 190mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Audemars Piguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 41mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Audemars Piguet international warranty card, instruction manual, product literature, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak is with no doubt one of the most iconic wristwatches ever produced. At the SIHH 2016, Audemars Piguet released the ref. 15407 featuring a stunning skeletonized movement with double barrels. While it is only a simple timepiece depicting the hour and minutes with center seconds, it is perhaps the technical ingenuity of the timepiece that has made the ref. 15407 one of the most sought after pieces in the market today.

    While Audemars Piguet has produced some of the finest skeletonized watches over the decades, a skeletonized Royal Oak never really disappoints. While it is often regarded that the balance wheel of a timepiece is its beating heart, a common horological issue is occurred when a watch with a single balance and hairspring is tilted vertically, pulling the gravity of the hairspring off-centered, hence affecting its accuracy. Taking a leap ahead, the issue was resolved with the ref. 15407, the movement features two superimposed balance wheels, each equipped with its own hairspring. Promising a greater inertia of the regulator, the accuracy is further elevated with only one downside, its 45 hours of power reserve compared to 60 hours for a timepiece with one standard balance.

    While its technical attributes are certainly impressive, the look and feel of the timepiece does not lack any excitement. Fitted inside a contemporary 41mm diameter stainless steel Royal Oak case, the skeletonized cal. 3132 is decorated to please with all bridges ruthenium coated giving the entire movement a gun-metallic sheen, with the exception of its balance bridge. While the majority of the movement is diamond-cut to perfection, the solid red gold balance bridge is a beauty, not only is it hand crafted and finished with traditional Swiss watchmaking techniques, it further draws the attention of the wearer immediately to the feature along with its matching red gold hands.

    Extremely hard to acquire from the boutique with its ever-growing demand from collectors around the world, the present Audemars Piget Royal Oak ref. 15407ST is one not to miss. Offered by its original owner who acquired the timepiece in circa 2018, the present specimen is offered in “like new” overall condition with no signs of use and wear, complete with its full set of accessories.

  • 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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Property from the Original Owner

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Ref. 15407ST.OO.1220ST.01
A very fine, attractive and rare stainless steel skeletonized wristwatch with bracelet, warranty and presentation box

Circa 2018
41mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$640,000 - 960,000 
€71,000-107,000
$82,100-123,000

Sold for HK$1,512,000

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII

Hong Kong Auctions 25-26 November 2021